Realme U1 Selfie Pro Smartphone India Launch Event Starts: Sale Date, Expected Price, Live Streaming

The Realme U1 smartphone will launch today. The 'India's Selfie Pro' Android handset has some capable hardware including powerful cameras.


The Realme U1 smartphone is ready for its launch which will take place today, November 28. Realme has been hinting and promoting the Realme U1 very subtly over the Social Media portals for the past few days. The smartphone is one of the first commercially available Android handsets to pack one of the most powerful mid-range processors, the MediaTek Helio P70.

Realme is a sub-brand of Oppo, and needless to mention is one of the fastest rising and popular. The Realme smartphones have been quite successful, and they have encouraged the company to launch several iterations, including Realme 2Realme 2 Pro, and Realme C1. The Realme U1 is an Android smartphone that the company claims offers some of the best features that consumers demand. Moreover, given the brand’s positioning and the hardware, it is quite likely that the latest Realme smartphone would be one of the highlights and most popular selling devices in the affordable Android smartphone category.

Realme U1 Launch Time, Live Streaming Details

The Realme U1 will officially launch today, November 28 at 12.30 PM. The Oppo sub-brand is planning to live stream the launch event. Realme will live stream the event on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and its official website. The company has set up a dedicated page on the Realme website as well.

Realme has been promoting the device as “India’s Selfie Pro”. Also, the recently released teaser claimed the smartphone will offer “the perfect combination of power and an astounding selfie experience”. Needless to add, the company has successfully protected the device from persistent leaks. However, Realme has been offering several interesting glimpses of the features and capabilities of the Realme U1.

Realme U1 Specifications, Features

The Realme U1 has surprisingly remained a closely guarded secret. The company, however, has been releasing some interesting snippets of information on social media platforms. The Realme smartphone could have a 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display could be bigger than 6 inches.

The Realme U1 will be one of the first commercially available Android handsets to sport the 12nm octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor. The SoC is clocked at 2.1 GHz and works with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Needless to add, the processor is exceptionally powerful and has proven itself against its contemporaries like the Snapdragon 636 and the Kirin 710.

The highlights of the Realme U1 are undoubtedly the camera setup. The company has advertised about both the front and the back cameras. Realme has not confirmed the exact specifications of the camera setup but offered several images that were reportedly captured from the Realme smartphone. The images appear quite sharp and vivid, indicating Realme has worked hard to embed quality imaging hardware in Realme U1. The front-facing camera can reportedly recognize 296 unique facial recognition points.

Realme has been promoting the Realme U1 as “India’s Selfie Pro”. Moreover, the front-camera may have a wide-angle lens too that is coupled with multiple face detection for group selfies. It is quite likely that both the front and rear cameras may have LED Flash along with AI support. A large 4230mAh battery that possibly supports VOOC Fast Charging is the only other rumored feature.

There’s no official confirmation about pricing or availability of the Realme U1. However, the brand could confirm important details about the Realme smartphone at the launch today.