Former Oppo sub-brand Realme has Presently released its newest smartphone in the Indian market — Realme U1. This is the first phone in the company’s new U-series of smartphones, focused on the selfie-centric users.
The cameraphone, which is touted by the manufacturer as “India’s SelfiePro”, will be available for buy in India through Amazon. It arrives in three color features — Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, and Fiery Gold.
As for the pricing and availability, the 3GB RAM model is valued at Rs. 11,999 (~$170) even though the 4GB RAM model costs Rs. 14,999 (~$212). It will go on sale from 5th December with a couple of offers in Reliance Jio, SBI Bank, and no-cost EMI setup.
The smartphone arrives with a shiny back with diffraction grading as the device has 13 layers of Laminated Technology, what the manufacturer phone calls Light Pillar Design.
The Realme U1 boasts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ dewdrop display with show resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels display resolution, 90.8 percent screen-t0-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The panel offers 450 nits of brightness and 1500:1 contrast ratio.
It is the world’s initially smartphone to be powered by MediaTek’s Helio P70 chipset. It is built by TSMC using their 12nm FinFET tech and features Cortex-A73 and Cortex A53 cores in the exact 4+4 arrangement, coupled with ARM Mali-G72 GPU.
The phone ships in 2 storage configurations — 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory and 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage. There’s moreover a microSD card slot that makes it possible for users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB.
The highlight of the cameraphone is the digital camera module. It features a dual sensor option on the back, consisting of a 13-megapixel major scanner and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. It comes with AI Photography and AI Beautigy+ features for enhancing the photography performance.
It supports Studio Portrait Firing, Super Vivid 2.0 and AI Scene Detection as nicely as slow-motion video recording function. The manufacturer uncovered that the slo-mo video will also be rolled out to Realme 2 Pro by the close of this year.
On the front side, the smartphone comes equipped with a 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 camera with f/2.0 aperture and attributes like Smarter Groupfi for taking group selfies. It also supports AI Front Unlock feature that is claimed to unlock the smartphone in just 0.1 seconds.
Connectivity features on the gadget include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. The smartphone is running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with ColorOS 5.2 on top and is powered by a 3,500mAh battery.
Alongside with the Realme U1, the manufacturer has Additionally unveiled a couple of accessories. It has introduced the Realme U1 Iconic Case protective cover and the Realme Buds earphones, both estimated at Rs. 499 (approximately $7).