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Realme U1 launch highlights: Price, specifications, features

Realme U1 is the company’s newselfie-focused smartphone with a 25-megapixel front camera, and Helio P70 chipset.

By Marcia Sekhose | Nov 28, 2018 13:51 IST

Realme on Wednesday launched its new ‘U’ series of smartphones in India. Realme U1 is the first smartphone in the series which is focused on the selfie camera.

Realme U1 is priced at Rs 11,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB variant, and Rs 14,499 for the 4GB RAM+64GB variant. Its first sale will take place on December 5 exclusively via Amazon India.

Realme U1 features a 25-megapixel AI-based selfie camera with a Sony IMX 576 sensor. It is powered by MediaTek’s new Helio P70 chipset.

Realme U1 competes against the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro which offers a quad-camera setup, Snapdragon 636 SoC, and a 4,000mAh battery.


Here are the highlights from Realme U1 India launch.

1:31PM IST

Wrap up

Realme launched its new U series smartphone today. Realme U1 is priced at Rs 11,999 (3+32GB) and Rs 14,499 (4+64). Realme also launched a phone case for the Realme U1 and new Realme Buds priced at Rs 499.

1:28PM IST

Realme U1: Sale

Realme U1 will go on its first sale on December 5 exclusively via Amazon India.

1:28PM IST

Realme U1: Price

Realme U1 starts at Rs 11,999 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It will also come with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which will retail at Rs 14,499.

1:28PM IST

Realme accessories price

Realme case will be priced at Rs 499, and the Realme Buds will also retail at Rs 499.

1:17PM IST

Realme accessories

Realme also launched new accessories for the Realme U1 starting with a phone case in black and yellow colours. Realme also launched ‘Realme Buds’ which is made of Kevlar fibre.

1:13PM IST

Realme U1: Display, design

Realme U1 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with dewdrop notch. The rear panel of the Realme U1 has a grating effect at the rear. It comes in three colour options of black, blue and gold.

1:11PM IST

Realme U1: Dual rear cameras

Realme U1 comes with support for slow motion videos at 90 frames per second. This feature will also come to Realme 2 Pro by the end of this year.

1:08PM IST

Realme U1: Selfie camera

Realme U1 features a 25-megapixel Sony IMX 576 sensor for its selfie camera. The smartphone comes with Hybrid HDR for better low-light selfies. It also features AI-based bokeh effect and beautification.


1:03PM IST

Realme U1: Gaming mode

Realme U1 features a gaming mode which will allow users to play games and reply to messages at the same time. Notifications on the Realme U1 will appear as floating messages on the smartphone while gaming.

12:56PM IST

MediaTek Helio P70 chipset

MediaTek’s Helio P70 chipset features an AI engine offering CPU and GPU upgrades.


12:51PM IST

Realme U1 with Helio P70 chipset

Levi Lee, product manager at Realme takes the stage to talk about the new Realme U1 smartphone. Realme U1 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P70 processor. Realme U1 is the first smartphone running on this chipset.

12:49PM IST

Realme U series

Madhav Sheth says that new Realme U series is focused on photography.

12:45PM IST

Realme logo change

Eddie Opara, chief designer at Pentagram talks about the new Realme logo. Realme changed its logo earlier this month.

12:43PM IST

Realme U1: Current stand in the market

Madhav Sheth shares the company’s current stand in the market. Realme is no. 3 in market share, no. 2 in online sales, and is the no. 1 emerging brand according to CMR.

12:38PM IST

Realme U1 India launch begins

Madhav Sheth, CEO of Realme Mobiles takes the stage to start the launch of Realme U1 in India.

12:36PM IST

Realme smartphones

In a span of five months, Realme has so far launched four smartphones in India including the Realme 1, Realme 2, and the budget Realme 1. The latest smartphone will be a part of the company’s new U series of smartphones.

12:25PM IST

Realme U1: Expected price

Realme U1 is expected to be priced between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000. Realme 2 Pro is the company’s most expensive smartphone till date going up to Rs 17,990 for the high-end variant with 128GB.

12:19PM IST

Realme U1: Dewdrop notch

The landing page for Realme U1 on Amazon India highlights the dewdrop notch. The smartphone is expected to feature a Realme 2 Pro-like design with a dewdrop notch on top.

12:15PM IST

Realme U1: MediaTek Helio P70

Realme has already confirmed that its new smartphone will be powered by MediaTek’s Helio P70 chipset. The new Helio P70 chipset comes with an enhanced AI engine combined with CPU and GPU upgrades.The new GPU on the P70 is claimed to deliver 13% better performance than the Helio P60. For photography, Helio P70 supports up to 32-megapixel and dual 24-megapixel plus 16-megapixel cameras.


12:06PM IST

Realme U1 SelfiePro smartphone

Realme’s upcoming smartphone will come selfie-focused features as highlighted in its teasers. Realme U1 will offer group selfie along with better optimisations for low-light selfies. Realme has shared some camera samples captured from the Realme U1.