Oppo‘s sub-brand Realme launched the all-new Realme U1 budget smartphone in India last month. Realme U1 is the company’s first selfie-centric smartphone and the world’s first smartphone to come with the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. Even though the company is fairly new in the Indian market, the smartphone was able to garner some positive reviews. Looking at the growing popularity, it seems like the smartphone-maker has finally decided to put the device on open sale. Realme U1 directly competes with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Y1.
Realme U1 3GB+32GB Variant on Open Sale from December 17
For those who’re unaware, Realme U1 has been up for grabs for a long time now in the form of flash sales. Unfortunately, the smartphone is still inaccessible to the majority of consumers. This might be largely due to the lack of stock. If you’re one of those who was not able to get your hands on the new budget-oriented device in flash sales, then there’s a good news for you. Realme recently posted an image on its official Twitter account announcing the updated availability details of its newly launched Realme U1. The base variant of the smartphone will soon be available on open sale, meaning you can buy the device whenever you want to.
You asked for it & we have done it. No more wait to buy your favourite #IndiasSelfiePro #RealmeU1 3+32GB variant as it is going to be available 24×7 starting Dec. 17th on @amazonIN: https://t.co/47xpO8WUW6 and Realme Official Website: https://t.co/N3oPmlbfWY pic.twitter.com/DMNiAVnaHc
— Realme (@realmemobiles) December 14, 2018
Realme U1 3GB+32GB variant will be up for grabs on Amazon and Realme’s official website starting from December 17 as a part of an open sale. The 4GB RAM variant, on the other hand, will still be available on a flash sale. Realme U1 4GB+64GB variant’s flash sale will commence on December 19 at 12 noon. The base variant of the device comes with a price tag of INR 11,999. The top variant, on the other hand, will set you back INR 14,499.
Realme has also partnered with Reliance Jio to offer benefits worth INR 5,750 and up to 4.2TB of 4G data. Apart from that, the company is also offering 5% cashback on purchases made using SBI cards and No Cost EMI options on all leading credit cards. In another note, Realme recently unveiled Realme U1 Iconic Case and the company’s first Realme Buds in-ear earphones. Realme’s earphones feature a dedicated Google Assistant button. Both the accessories will be on sale in January 2019.
Realme U1 Specs, Features
Realme U1 comes with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display that bears an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Thanks to the dewdrop notch on the front, the device boasts an impressive 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. The back of the device is crafted using a 13-layer laminated technology. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset paired with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of onboard memory. To recall, Helio P70 is 13% more powerful than its last-generation Helio P60. The internal memory is also expandable via dedicated MicroSD card slot to up to 256GB.
In terms of optics, the device packs a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the back with 960fps Slo-mo video recording, portrait lighting, and AI scene detection. At the front, the device has a 25MP selfie shooter with a 4-in-1 pixel binning technology to achieve better low light photography. All of this is fueled by 3500mAh battery packed inside. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS with ColorOS 5.2 skin on top. The Realme U1 will be available in Bravery Blue, Ambitious Black, and Fiery Gold colors.