Realme U1 Launched In India : Unboxing And Hands On
28 November 2018
3 GB + 32 GB - Rs 11,999
4 GB + 64 GB - Rs 14,999
157 mm x 74 mm x 8mm
2340 x 1080 px
Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek Helio P70
up to 256 GB
Color OS 5.2
AI Beauty Mode
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
3.5mm Audio Jack
Shenzhen based smartphone manufacture Realme has been teasing a new series of smartphones for over two weeks now. The new series of smartphones is called the U-series which primarily focuses on photography. In a recent launch event held in Delhi, the company has officially announced their Realme U1 smartphone. It is the world’s first smartphone to feature the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. The phone is an Amazon exclusive and starts at a price of Rs 11,999.
Specifications & Build
The newly launched Realme U1 has a front and rear glass build. It measures 156.69 x 73.92 x 7.99 mm and weighs in at 168 gram. The front of the smartphone accommodates a 6.3-inch LCD display with a dewdrop notch. The display has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px and a pixel density of 409 ppi. It has a 90.8 % screen-to-body ratio and a 19:9 aspect ratio. For protection against scratches, the company has equipped the screen with 2.5d curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology.
Talking about the ports and buttons, the right side of the device houses the power button while the left side is occupied by the volume rockers and dual SIM card + microSD card slot. The micro-USB port, 3.5 mm audio jack, loudspeaker, and the primary microphone pinhole are placed on the bottom of the device. For securely and quickly unlocking the handset it also has a rear mounted
Under The Hood
The smartphone packs the Octa-Core Helio P70 CPU along with ARM G72 GPU. The CPU has a clock frequency of 2.1 GHz. In terms of memory and storage, the smartphone is available in two options which are as follows:
- 3 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM
- 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
For photography, the Realme U1 gets a 25 MP front-facing selfie camera and dual 13 MP + 2 MP rear cameras. The smartphone can also capture 1080p videos at 30fps with both front and rear cameras. The smartphone also offers AI beautification mode which auto enhances the pictures.
It is powered by a 3500 mAh battery and the company ships it with a 10 W standard speed charger. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports dual 4G VoLTE, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Micro-UBS port for charging and transferring data.
- 2V 5A (10 Watt) Charger
- USB Data Cable
- Sim-Ejector Tool
- Protective case
- Safety and Quick Start Guide
The Realme U1 will be exclusively sold on Amazon and is available in three colour options which are Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, and Fiery Gold. The price of both storage variants of the smartphone is as follows:
- 3 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM – Rs 11,999
- 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM – Rs 14,499