Realme offers the most affordable Android smartphones in the market. The company offers premium mid-range specifications at half the price of its competitors. The Realme U1 is one such offering from the company with Helio P70 SoC inside. The handset will start selling on December 19th, and in addition to the 4/64GB variant, the company is now adding another variant for Rs. 11,999. At this price, the company offers 3/32GB of internal storage variant.
The handset is Amazon exclusive in India, and the company is offering no-cost EMI and benefits worth Rs. 5,750. Additionally, you can avail up to 4.2TB of 4G data with the purchase of the Realme U1. The offer comes as a part of the Jio Realme Thunder Offer.
Realme U1 Specifications
Realme U1 has a massive 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a U-notch. The screen looks identical to the Oppo F9 Pro, and it is a FullHD+ panel, at 2340 x 1080 pixels and a Gorilla Glass 3 finish. The screen covers 90.8% of the front. and the top bezel measures 2.05mm, the side ones are just 1.7mm.
Interestingly, the rear on the Realme U1 is made of acrylic with a special coating to make it look like glass. The advantages of acrylic are that it’s less prone to shattering and is lighter than glass.
Anyways, the Realme U1 is the first handset to arrive with the Helio P70 SoC. The handset comes in two configurations along with 3/4GB of RAM, and 32/64 of onboard storage. You can also expand the memory via external Micro-SD card support.
The MediaTek P70 chipset on the Realme U1 promises 10-30% boost in AI tasks and a 13% improvement on general tasks. The chipset is an octa-core SoC, and it comes along the with 12nm process. Also, the chipset will have support for a Mali-G72 GPU.
For optics, the Realme U1 will carry a dual camera setup on the back. The primary 13MP camera on the handset holds f/2.2 aperture, and the pairing 2MP camera is for depth sensing. The selfie shooter on Realme U1 holds a 25MP sensor, and it is an IMX576 Sony made camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The 0.9µm pixels on the camera bine together for better low-light performance. Well, this fits in well with Realme’s clear selfie-centric marketing angle for the U1. Unfortunately, 4K video capture is not available, not even 1080p/60fps.