Realme U1 With Mediatek Helio P70, 4GB RAM and 25MP Selfies Camera Announced


Realme has today announced the launch of its new smartphone, the Realme U1, in India. The smartphone comes in two variants – 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.

Realme U1

Unlike the Realme 2 Pro, the major selling point of the Realme U1 is the presence of the AI-centric Mediatek Helio P70 CPU and the large 25-megapixel AI-powered selfie camera.

Realme U1 Display, CPU and Camera Details

As far as specification goes, the Realme U1 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ dewdrop display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. And as mentioned above, the phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 CPU, comprising of a 2.1GHz octa-core CPUs and ARM Mali-G72 GPU. You also get either 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage.

Realme U1 review realme Ambiyious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold

As for the camera department, the Realme U1 comes with a dual-camera setup at the rear panel with a combination of 13-megapixel primary sensor and 2-megapixel secondary sensor. For the front, there is a 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 sensor with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling.

Other specifications of the Realme U1 includes a 3500mAh battery, Android 8.1 Oreo based on ColorOS 5.2. On the connectivity front, the phone supports Bluetooth, 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, GLONASS, micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack, and a rear placed Fingerprint sensor.

Realme U1 specs and features

Key Specifications and Features of Realme U1

  • Dimensions; Weight: 157x74x8mm: Weight: 168g
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) based on ColorOS 5.2
  • Display: 6.3-inch (2350 x 1080 pixels) 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display with 1500:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor Type: Octa Core MediaTek Helio P70 12nm processor (Quad 2.1GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53 CPUs) with 900MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-G72 MP3
  • Internal Storage and RAM: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Back Camera: 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor
  • Other Features: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD), 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • Battery: 3500mAh, Endurance rating 80h, Pump Express Fast Charging (18V Standard and 15V Wireless Fast Charging)
  • Colors: Ambiyious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold

Realme U1 Pricing and Availability

As mentioned above, the Realme U1 comes in Ambiyious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold colors. As for pricing, the Realme U1 With 3GB and 32GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 11,999, while the U1 with 4GB and 64GB internal storage costs Rs. 14,499. Both device will be available for purchase from Amazon India starting December 5th.

Realme U1 price and availability

The company also announced two accessories – Realme U1 Iconic case and Realme Buds, both priced at Rs 499. The smartphone also come with three launch offers which includes:

  1. 5% Cashback for SBI Cards
  2. No Cost EMI
  3. Up to 4.2TB extra data for Jio users and benefits worth Rs. 5750
Stephen Ekpa
Stephen Ekpa
Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.


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