Realme U1 Unveiled: Features a Helio P70 processor and 25MP front camera

Realme has launched its newest powerful selfie-centric smartphone in India – the Realme U1. The Realme U1 is the first handset to sport a Helio P70 processor. The new chipset features a 12nm octa-core ARM Cortex-A73/A53 CPU which promises up to 13% performance improvement and up to 15% less power consumption than its predecessor.

Realme U1 Unveiled: Features a Helio P70 processor, 25MP front camera, water drop notch

Dressed with a Light Pillar design, the Realme U1 flaunts a glossy back with 13 layers of laminated technology. The Realme U1 flashes a 6.3-inch LTPS IPS panel with FHD+ 2340 x 1080 display with a water drop notch and a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2.

Realme is coming to the Philippines. It’s confirmed that they’ll introduce the Realme C1 here in our country. Hopefully, they also bring the newly announced Realme U1 as well. The handset was recently announced in India, and it is competitively priced.

Under the hood, the Realme U1 is the first smartphone to carry the new MediaTek Helio P70 chipset clocked at 2.1GHz. It is paired with Mali-G72 MP3 graphics, and can be complemented with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The phone also has a 3,500 mAh battery, an FM radio, expandable storage, and a fingerprint scanner. 

In the photography department, the Realme U1 is armed with a 25-megapixel f/2.0 Sony IMX576 selfie snapper with AI capabilities to enhance your photos. It sports dual-rear camera setup, too, composed of 13-megapixel f/2.2 + 2-megapixel f/2.4 sensors. 

The Realme U1 comes with various camera features, as well, including Studio-quality Portrait Lighting, Bokeh, and Super Vivid 2.0. The Realme U1 will go on sale in India starting December 5. The 3GB/32GB variant is priced at INR 11,999 (~Php8.9K), while the 4GB/64GB model sells for INR 14,999 (Php11.5K). 

Realme U1 Specs:
  • 6.3-inch LTPS IPS FHD+ (2340 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 409ppi 
  • 2.1GHz octa-core (4x2.1GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x2.0GHz Cortex-A53) CPU, 12nm Helio P70 chipset, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU 
  • 3GB/4GB RAM 
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card 
  • 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 main cameras, 1080p video recording at 30fps 
  • 25MP f/2.0 front camera 
  • Multimedia Player 
  • FM Radio 
  • 3.5mm audio jack 
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/b 
  • Bluetooth 4.2 
  • Dual Nano SIM, dual stand-by, supports LTE connectivity 
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 74mm x 8mm 
  • Weight: 168 grams 
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 
  • Sensors: fingerprint, face unlock, accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic 
  • Colors: Brave Blue, Ambitious Black, Fiery Gold 

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