Realme U1 launch highlights3 min read . Updated: 28 Nov 2018, 05:03 PM IST
Realme U1 was launched in India on Tuesday at a price of Rs 11,999. Here are the highlights from its launch event
OTHERS : Realme debuted its first smartphone in the new U-series lineup. Named the Realme U1, the smartphone is the first smartphone in the world to be powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 processor. It will give a neck-to-neck battle to the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.
Realme U1: Prices start Rs 11,999 for base variant
The Realme U1 is priced at Rs 11,999 for its base (3GB/32GB) variant while the top (4GB/64GB) variant is priced at Rs 14,499.
Realme Iconic Case, Realme Buds announced
Realme’s new case uses durable materials, precise cutouts and has a wrist strap for better grip. It comes in two colours—black and yellow. Realme Buds come with 11mm drivers, kevlar fiber enforced braided cord and integrated magnets.
Realme 2 Pro will receive super slo-mo mode by the end of this year: Realme CPO
The Realme U1, with a 13MP+2MP dual rear camera setup, comes with slo-mo recording capabilities. Apart from the regular AI features and modes, it can record up to 90fps at 720p. Levi Lee, CPO - Realme, announced that the Realme 2 Pro will also receive this feature by the end of this year.
Realme U1 camera details
Realme U1 comes with a front camera having a Sony IMX 576 sensor. It has a pixel size of 1.8 micron and comes with advanced AI capabilities and high resolution high depth engine.
Experience better gaming with fewer frame drops: Realme CPO
“We have devised a lot of gaming modes so you can play games without being disturbed by notifications. You will also notice fewer frame drops, thanks to the ARM Mali-672 GPU,” says Realme Chief Product Officer, Levi Lee
Expect more AI performance and efficiency on the new MediaTek Helio P70 processor
“Realme U1 has a much better experience when compared with Realme 1 in terms of camera. It also has better single-core and multi-core processing,” says TL Lee, General Manager - MediaTek
The Realme U1 has been unveiled, here’s the first look
Realme Chief Product Officer Levi Lee says the smartphone is available in Ambitious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold colour variants.
Realme will expand to other Middle East and North Africa: CEO Sheth
After India, we expanded to South Asian and Southeast Asian countries. Soon we will be expanding to Middle East and North Africa. So more and more people will join us and give us better feedback.
Launch commences, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth comes on stage
Madhav Sheth wishes the crowd a belated happy Diwali. “Realme is the most disruptive brand of India and our brand ambassadors are our customers,” says Madhav Sheth.
Realme U1 launch to commence any moment now
The Realme U1’s launch will start any moment from now.
Tie-up with Reliance Digital and MyJio
Realme recently tied-up with Reliance Digital to makes its offline presence strong. Before this, Realme smartphones were sold only online. In the first phase of the partnership, Realme smartphones will be available at more than 130 cities across Reliance Digital and MyJio stores
Will it be priced on par with the Note 6 Pro?
Going by the specifications we know so far, it will be safe to expect the Realme U1 to be priced similarly (if not as much) to the Redmi 6 Pro. This means the U1 may cost anywhere between Rs 13,000 and Rs 15,000.
How does it look against the Realme 2 Pro?
While we cannot exactly predict how the Realme U1 will look, the silhouettes released by Realme show us that it might carry a similar design to the Realme 2 Pro. Given the price point, we can also expect the same polycarbonate resin back found on the Realme 2 Pro on the U1. We do not know if the back will have the same diamond cut design that the Realme 1 was popular for. Here’s a photo of the Realme 2 Pro:
Amazon exclusive device
The Realme U1 will be an Amazon exclusive device. Pricing and other offers on the device will be unveiled at the launch event.
Realme U1: Why call it the Selfie Pro?
Thanks to MediaTek’s Helio P70 processor, the Realme U1 might come with a front facing camera with better AI capabilities than its competitors. Realme has also confirmed that it will come with 296 facial recognition points.
Can the Realme U1 punch above its weight?
Realme has proudly showed off the benchmarks scores of the Realme U1, which features MediaTek’s flagship Helio P70 processor. The tweet claims that Realme U1 has better benchmark scores when compared with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 and Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 710. While the Snapdragon 636 is present in the similarly priced Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Kirin 710 is present on the Huawei Nova 3i, a smartphone that extends well beyond the Rs 20,000 price point.