It is real! It is legit, guys!
At the event venue, we were met by a familiar personality.
Mr. Eason de Guzman, formerly OPPO’s Head of PR, is now with Realme as the Public Relations Manager.
The press conference is about the official announcement of Realme’s partnership with Lazada Philippines.
De Guzman also introduced to us the Chief Operating Officer of Realme in the Philippines, Jacky Chen.
Realme x Lazada
The six-month-old brand Realme has a successful start in India is now officially coming to the Philippines. They sealed a partnership with Lazada on November 21, 2018. Lazada was represented by Emannuelle Chavarot, the country chief business officer.
Realme is quite busy developing its brand. The Philippine launch is the next country to penetrate after India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.
The partnership with Lazada hopes to continue to boost the confidence of the Filipino consumer in the online shopping. Realme’s promise to the Filipino consumer is a high-quality but competitively priced products which can be availed with just a few clicks.
“We see the requirements of the emerging young generation and the opportunities these entail. We started in India six months ago, but SEA is one of the most-important overseas markets for Realme. We are now present in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and in the next few days, the Philippines. We are very glad that we can now cater to a very vigorous market – the Filipino youth – who contributes tremendously to the growing trust of Filipinos in online shopping platforms. We are making sure that our products are available to this market and offer them at remarkably affordable prices,” shares Jacky Chen.
The Realme PH team wants to replicate the success of Realme in India. It became the country’s fourth most popular online smartphone brand. Realme also posted a record-breaking online sales in its launches in the region. In the recent report, Realme topped the 11.11 Online Shopping Festival across Southeast Asia.
“As a young smartphone brand, Realme offers an exciting portfolio that Lazada is only thrilled to bring to Filipinos online. Despite being just six months old, the smartphone brand made waves in the recent 11.11 Online Shopping Festival in Lazada Southeast Asia. Now in the Philippines, Realme and Lazada will conduct an in-depth, strategic level partnership to provide the best products with an affordable price to the young generation. We believe we can deliver more together,” Emmanuelle Chavarot said.
Currently, Realme is teasing the market with Realme C1. It has a 6.2-inch HD+ display powered by octa-core Snapdragon processor and a super huge battery capacity of 4,230mAH. The Realme C1 has been released in India already and it has the same specs as the OPPO A3s (P6,990 SRP).
Realme C1 Specs
- 6.2-inch IPS HD+ (1520 x 720) capacitive touchscreen display, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
- 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 chipset octa-core
- Adreno 506 GPU
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- 2GB RAM
- 16G BROM, expandable via a dedicated MicroSD card up to 256GB
- 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 main cameras with AF and LED flash, 1080p video recording
- 8MP f/2.2 front camera
- Dual Nano SIM, dual standby, supports LTE connectivity
- Multimedia Player
- FM Radio
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Bluetooth v4.2
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- MicroUSB 2.0 with OTG function
- Battery: 4230mAh Li-Ion, non-removable
- Colors: Red, Dark Purple
- Price: TBA
- Dimensions: 156.2mm x 75.6mm x 8.2mm
- Weight: 168 grams