Realme the sub-brand of Oppo introduced their first brand on May, 2018 with Realme 1 smartphone and consequently they released up to 4 products this year and recently Realme awarded “Most Disruptive Brand of the year award” and “Best Smartphone of the year under 2K” for RM2 pro smartphone at Exhibit Tech Awards 2018. The Realme sold over 2 million units in Diwali sale and 3 million Realme users in a short period of 6 months and became No.3 smartphone in India Market share. Now RealMe comes with another product launch in earlier after the launch of Pro series, C series & Realme Series, the new product Realme U series smartphone launch event held on today 28th October in India.
The Realme U1 comes in an Ambitious Black, Brave Blue and a new Fiery gold colour variant. Realme comes with the same setup of what they given in the RM 2 pro to the U1 display and build quality. The U1 is made of poly carbonate material with 13-layer laminated technology like light reflection and 2.5D curved rounded edges on all sides and it has a 6.3inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen display with dew water drop notch at the center of the display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and having 90.80% screen to body ratio with the resolution of 2340*1080 pixel.
The Realme U1 is powered by the new Mediatek Helio P70 processor manufactured at 12nm process technology the U1 is the first device to have this processor, the Helio P70 is the successor Helio P60 processor which was used in the Realme debut smartphone Realme 1. The P70 is a 64bit processor made of 8 cores CPU having 4 cores with ARM cortex A53 for energy efficient and 4* ARM cortex A73 cores for performance runs at a clock speed of up to 2.1Ghz and supported with ARM cortex Mali G72 MP3 up-to 900Mhz graphics process. In the Antutu benchmark Helio P70 runs on Realme U1 scores 14,5021 marks by beating the Redmi Note 6 Pro & Honor 8X Smartphones in terms of CPU, GPU and Memory.
Realme comes with a huge changes in the camera department the U1 has used Sony flagship sensor IMX576 25MP selfie camera in F2.0 aperture size and 1.8um pixel features 4 in 1 pixel and it has dual real camera with 13MP primary camera and 2MP depth sensor for portrait, bokeh effect also Realme U1 features AI in the processor using that lot more AI scene detection, AI photography, back light clarity and more introduced in the camera and the U1 has a support of Super slo-mo videos at 90fps in video recording and Realme tells that this slo-mo update will be received to RM2 pro devices through OTA and other devices will be in consideration.
Software, Memory & Battery
Realme U1 has the same setup of software what we experienced in the previous Realme devices, the U1 runs based on Android 8.1 Oreo with their custom Colour OS 5.2 and this device has loaded with two memory variant the one is 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory and 4GB + 64GB variant and it’s expandable to additional memory through SD card up-to 256GB. The U1 is powered with a battery support of 3500mAh battery and has a standard charging support, this device has support of Face unlock & rear finger print scanning for security.
Prices & Availability
Realme increases the price of Rs.500 in Realme U1 than Realme 2 pro in the 4B + 64GB variant and its price of Rs. 14,449 and for 3GB + 32GB variant they priced for Rs. 11,999. The Realme U1 is sold through Amazon exclusive on Dec’5th 12 noon.
Overall Realme comes with this U series in mid-range Smartphones with changes in processor and selfie camera other than all other specification in the device keeps the same as Realme 2 pro and definitely it could be an update a RM2 pro in terms of performance and specification with slighter increases in price.