Realme U1 has been launched by the company at an event in the capital today. It is the first smartphone in the U series that has been made with a specific focus on photography.
It is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the Helio P70 SoC that was shown off by MediaTek last month. The device sports a 6.3″ FHD+ LCD display that is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, peak brightness of 450nits and 409ppi pixel density. Oppo’s ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Pie is running on the U1.
The highlight is the front camera: a 25MP Sony IMX576 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and 1.8micron pixels. Housed in the waterdrop notch, it has Backlight mode, AI Beauty+ mode, Smarter Groupie and fast AI Face Unlock. The rear dual camera setup comprises of a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It is capable of Portrait Lighting, Slo-Mo video upto 90FPS, Bokeh effect and AI Scene Detection.
Realme Buds with 11nm driver, 3 button in-line remote controls and a magnetic switch design with Kevlar fabric wire were also announced. Additionally, Realme U1 Iconic Case in 2 colours was shown off for sale at a later date. Both accessories will be costing Rs.499.
Priced at Rs.11,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB variant and Rs.14,499 for the 4GB RAM/64GB model, Realme U1 will go on sale at 12PM from December 5 exclusively on Amazon India. Launch offers include a 5% cashback on SBI cards, no-cost EMIs, Jio vouchers upto Rs.5,750 and data benefits of upto 4.2TB.
Realme U1 Specifications:
Display: 6.3″ LTPS IPS LCD (1080x2340p)
CPU: MediaTek Helio P70
GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
Memory: 3/4GB RAM
Storage: 32/64GB (expandable via microSD upto 256GB)
Operating System: ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1
Colour: Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, Fiery Gold
Weight: 168 g
Camera: Dual 13MP+2MP rear, 25MP front