Realme U1 launched in India starting at Rs. 11,999 – Dewdrop Notch Display and 25MP front camera

Realme U1 has just been launched in India after the announcement of the phone that was made a few weeks ago. The phone is company’s latest offering that comes with the new MediaTek Helio P70 chipset which is built on a 12nm platform which makes it a bit more powerful and efficient as compared to the Helio P60, the predecessor to the P70.

The new chipset comes with features such as a dedicated AI engine and a GPU acceleration mode for helping people who want better gaming performance out of the phone. The Realme U1 comes in two variants with 3GB and 4GB RAM and it runs on ColorOS 5.2 with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The phone has a 13 MP primary camera on the back which comes with a 2 MP sensor to help you take portrait mode shots.

The front of the phone carries a 25 MP camera that has a Sony IMX576 sensor. Realme is using the Pixel Binning technology to use four different pixels as a single pixel. This results in a better daylight as well as low light photography. The camera app is also loaded with AI-based features and AI beautify feature that can easily recognize 296 facial points.

The phone has a new glass back which comes with a 13 layer coating that is laminated. Realme is calling this the Light Pillar Design. For security, the phone offers a fingerprint sensor on the back and an extra plus point is the dual SIM card feature that also comes with a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone supports dual 4G V0LTE and has a 3500mAh battery.


  • 6.3-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2350 x 1080 pixels; 19.5:9 aspect ratio; IPS display panel; 1500:1 contrast ratio; 450 nits brightness; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Octa Core MediaTek Helio P70 12nm processor (Quad 2.1GHz Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz Cortex A53 CPUs)
  • 900MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 3GB RAM/32GB; 4GB RAM/64GB
  • Expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dedicated Dual SIM; Dedicated microSD slot; nano + nano + microSD
  • ColorOS 5.2 with Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 25MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture, AI, Sony IMX576 sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
  • 3500mAh battery

Launch Offers & Price

The Realme U1 comes in Brave Blue, Ambitious Black colors and Fiery Gold colors. The phone comes in two RAM and storage variants where the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version costs Rs. 11,999 while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version goes for Rs. 14,499.

Realme U1 is going to be an Amazon India exclusive phone and it will start selling on 5th December. You will be able to choose and buy designer cases for the phone which will start at Rs. 499.

The company is offering 5% cashback to users who use an SBI Debit or Credit Card to purchase the phone. Apart from that, you will be able to avail No Cost EMIs and Jio users will get an extra data benefit of up to 4.2TB and other benefits that are worth Rs. 5750 in total.

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