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Realme U1 With Helio P70 SoC, Realme Buds Earphones Launched in India

Price in India, Specifications and Author's Opinion

Story Highlights

  • Realme U1 comes under new 'U series'
  • Realme U1 price starts at Rs. 11,999
  • Realme announced Realme Accessories

On Wednesday, Realme launched its new smartphone, ‘Realme U1’ at an event held in New Delhi, India. The latest smartphone comes under the company’s new ‘U Series’ which will mainly focus on photography. It is the first smartphone to sport MediaTek Helio P70 SoC

Alongside Realme U1, the company announced its latest set of accessories which includes Realme U1 Iconic Case and Realme Buds Earphones.

The latest smartphone sports a full-HD+ Dewdrop Notch Display, Dual Rear Cameras, 25MP Front Camera, MediaTek Helio P60 SoC and much more.

Realme U1
Realme U1

Top Highlights of Smartphone:

The main highlights of the smartphone are 25MP Front Selfie Camera and Helio P70 SoC.

Realme U1, Realme Accessories: Price in India, Sale Date and Launch Offers

  • Realme U1 price in India starts at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant and Rs. 14,499 for the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant.
  • Realme U1 Iconic Case is priced at Rs. 499.
  • Realme Buds Earphones is also priced at Rs. 499.
  • The smartphone and accessories will be exclusively available for purchase via Amazon.in starting December 5 at 12 PM-noon. The smartphone will come in Brave Blue, Ambitious Black and Fiery Gold colours.
  • Launch offers include 5% cashback from SBI, No-cost EMI, telecom offer from Jio worth Rs. 5,750 and upto 4.2TB Data on monthly recharges of Rs. 198/Rs. 299.

Realme U1, Realme Accessories: Specifications and Features

Realme U1:

Now coming to the specifications, Realme U1 sports a 6.3-inch LTPS IPS Dewdrop Notch Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and full-HD+ (1080×2350 pixels) resolution. It has 90.8 percent screen-to-body ration along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Based on Android 8.1 Oreo on the top of ColorOS 5.2, the phone runs on the MediaTek Helio P70 with Mali-G72 GPU. It comes with 3GB/4GB RAM option. The smartphone has the support of dual-SIM (Nano+Nano+microSD).Realme U1

In optics, there is a dual rear camera setup, the first camera includes a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and the second camera includes a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is a 25MP Sony IMX576 sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The phone has LED flash on the back

When it comes to storage, the smartphone comes with 32GB/64GB of internal storage and the microSD card support up to 256GB. Connectivity suite of the smartphone includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (single-band, 2.4GHz), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS and Micro-USB port. The sensors on board the handset are accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, gravity sensor, M-sensor and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Realme U1 battery capacity is 3,500mAh with the support of 10W normal charging. The handset is listed in Brave Blue, Ambitious Black and Fiery Gold colours, measures 157x74x8mm and weighs 168 grams.

The smartphones pack a lot of features which are listed below:

  1. The smartphone has 12nm MediaTek Helio P70 SoC with AI engine, GPU acceleration and gaming mode.
  2. It has shiny back with diffraction grading since it has 13 layers of Laminated Technology, which it calls Light Pillar Design.
  3. Camera feature includes Portrait Lighting, Slo-Mo video (up to 90fps), AI Scene Detection and Bokeh effect.
  4. There is also an AI Face Unlock feature.
  5. Front Camera feature includes 1.8-micron pixels, 4-in-1 pixels tech, Backlight mode (keeps both the background and foreground in focus despite bright backlighting behind the subject), AI Beauty+ mode (optimised for Indian complexions, featuring 296 identification point), Smarter Groupie (customised beautification for multiple subjects in a single photo).
  6. The display has a pixel density of 409ppi and brightness of 450 nits.

Realme Accessories:

Realme Buds comes with 11nm driver units, a magnetic switch design, Kevlar fabric wire and a 3-button in-line remote.

Realme Buds Earphones
Realme Buds Earphones

Realme U1 Iconic Case features durable materials and a wrist strap attachment.

Realme U1 Iconic Case
Realme U1 Iconic Case comes in two colours

Author’s Opinion

Realme U1 comes in a mid-range price which can be afforded by the users easily. It has a number of features that contribute to the amazing performance. The camera is very good both rear and front. There is a huge battery backup that will last for a day easily. Coming to the performance, it is suitable for the heavy gamer or other high-end use. The device shows no sign of a drawback considering the price.

Talking about the competition in this price range, the real competitors of this smartphone are Redmi Note 6 Pro, Realme 2 Pro, Honor 8X, Mi A2, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. So, the competition in this price range is very heated up.

Realme U1 is just identical to Realme 2 Pro in terms of design both from front and back. The major changes it brings over Realme 2 Pro are selfie camera, MediaTek Helio P70 SoC (around 1,45,000 AnTuTu Benchmark Score) and some camera features.

Overall, We recommend Realme U1 to buy in this price range. However, at the time of writing this article, our first recommendation will be Realme 2 Pro (Flash Review).

Note: These are my initial impressions of the smartphone. For Full Flash Review, Stay tuned with our Instagram Page.

Buy Realme U1 from below:

Rs. 11,999
Amazon.in
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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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