Realme subsidiary of Oppo has launched the new phone under their brand name on Wednesday, Realme U1. The Realme U1 is a new budget offering that comes after the Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1. Not only does the phone highlight a 25MP selfie camera, but it also happens to be the first smartphone in the world to run the latest Helio P70 chipset.
The device comes when the company has got a good response and popularity in the Indian market, as stated in the launch event “Realme claims to be No.3 overall during Diwali and No.2 in online sales.”
The device is the combination of company commitment of providing the smartphone with the combination of style and power at an affordable price.
In terms of design, the Realme U1 bears a lot of similarities with the Realme 2 Pro. It gets a similar dewdrop display, which means it comes with a tiny droplet-style notch and a large 6.3-inch FHD+ display with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. Notably, this also makes the RealmeU1 the cheapest phone now with a waterdrop display.
The other big highlight is that the Realme U1 is the world’s first phone to rock the new octa-core Helio P70 chipset. The processor succeeds the Helio P60 SoC that powers the likes of the Realme 1 and Nokia 5.1 Plus, among others.
MediaTek says Helio P70 improves with big core performance, AI engine, improved camera, and fluid gaming. It says the performance will not result in a drop in efficiency and AI engine is meant to improve camera performance in areas like scene recognition and depth effect. MediaTek claims that RealmeU1 with Helio P70 scores higher than Snapdragon 660, Kirin 710 in AI benchmark.
Realme U1 price in India and availability
The Realme U1 has been priced starting at Rs 11,999 for the base model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The 4GB + 64GB variant has been priced at Rs 14,499. The Realme U1 will be available online exclusive on Amazon India starting 12 noon on December 5.
Realme U1 Specifications
|Display||6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio|
|Processor||2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with ARM G72 GPU|
|RAM/ROM||3GB or 4GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage, expandable upto 256GB via microSD card|
|Software||ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Selfie Camera||25MP Sony IMX576 selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture|
|Rear Camera||13MP + 2MP dual camera|
|Battery||3,500mAh battery and comes bundled with a 10W charger|
|Colours||Black, blue and gold color|