Realme U1

Realme u1

Realme has launched its new smartphone — Realme U1—. Its the first Smartphone which is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 processor –globally.  The smartphone is focussed more on Camera.  The key features of the Realme U1 are its 6.3-inch display with a waterdrop notch, 25 MP Front camera, AI face unlock and many more amazing features. And all this are packed at just Rs 11,999/-.

Box content

After opening the box, The first stuff you get is the sim ejector pin, a quick start guide, Handset with a pre-applied screen protector. Realme has also included a soft case in the box. You get a micro USB cable and a 10-watt charger: 5 volts 2 amp.

Design & Looks

The Realme U1 looks similar to the Realme c1, The camera position is identical. The only thing different is the U1 got the fingerprint scanner and shimmering glossy back which kinda look pretty attractive especially the blue color. The only downside is: It is bit slippery and is totally fingerprint magnet. but for that Realme has included a case in the box. we get the power button at the right. the volume up and down button and a sim tray with a dedicated micro sd card slot at the left. On the bottom, there is a 3,5mm  headphone jack, a primary mic, micro USB port, and the speaker grille. while the top is kept clean. There’s no notification LED.


Upfront there is a 6.3” FHD+ Dewdrop Screen, with broad 90.8% screen-to-body ratio & 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The front camera, ambient light, proximity sensor & earpiece, are all in the delicate dewdrop frame. and is protected with  Corning Gorilla Glass 3. There’s a small chin on the bottom as well. The display is bright and crisp and looks very amazing. The Realme U1 has a 450nit maximum brightness, which makes it very legible under direct sunlight. It’s an IPS panel with a 1080×2340-pixel resolution, which means you get sharp images and vivid colors. You also get a basic color temperature adjustment slider in the Settings app.


The Realme U1 sports a dual camera set up at the back consisting of a 13-MP Primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture paired with a 2MP depth sensor of aperture f/2.4. It does a fairly good job with detail under natural light but struggles in low light. The Super Vivid mode is handy in some situations, especially when you want a little more ‘pop’ in the colors. HDR works satisfactorily too, and you get the standard shooting modes such as panorama, Timelapse, Professional, and Portrait.

The main highlight of the Realme U1 apart from the Helio P70 chipset is the 25MP selfie camera. It got the  Sony IMX576 sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. In daylight, the Realme U1captures detailed selfies, with good skin tones and colors in general. The AI beauty mode isn’t too aggressive and does a good job in smoothening your skin most of the time.  It has a Hybrid HDR mode, which the company calls a combination of hardware and software on the front camera.

Performance & Memory

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As mention earlier it is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 chipset which is fabricated on a 12nm FinFET process and has support for AI-based features. According to Realme, this new chip should provide up to 13 percent better performance compared to its predecessor. It also has an improved version of MediaTek’s on-chip AI processing engine, which is said to be more efficient. it is powered by an  Octa-core Processor (2 x quad-core Cortex A73 and 2 x quad-core Cortex A53 processor that clocks a speed of 2.1GHz and 2GHz) . and has a Mali-G72 GPU.

The smartphone comes with a 3GB RAM + 32 GB storage and 4GB RAM  + 64 storage variant. and you can add an external micro-SD card up to 256 GB. It runs on the same feature-packed ColorOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. It also has the fairly recent October 2018 security patch, and according to the company, we should expect an update to Android Pie “early next year.”


The Realme U1 sports a 3500 mAh battery which lasts for a full day on a moderate usage. The battery is decent enough since it got new MediaTek helio p70 which is a pretty much battery efficient chip. There’s no fast charging, but the included 10W adapter helps speed up the charging process a bit.

Price & Availability

It will be available from 12 Dec , 12 pm.

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