Realme U1 News Roundup: From India Launch Date to Features, Here’s What We Know Officially So Far

The Realme U1 smartphone is promoted as 'India’s Selfie Pro'. Here we bring all the details about the capable yet presumably affordable Android handset from Oppo's sub-brand.


The Realme U1 smartphone from Oppo’s popular sub-brand will arrive in a few days. Realme has begun promoting the device, equipped with one of the most powerful mid-range processors, the MediaTek Helio P70. Apart from claiming as the leader in raw processing power, Realme has been sending out Tweets on Twitter with some very tantalizing snippets of information.

Realme is about to launch the Realme U1, 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 Realme U1 would be one of the highlights of the affordable Android smartphone category. Let’s look at all the important bits of information we know about the Realme U1

Realme U1 India Launch Date, Availability

The Realme U1 will officially launch on November 28 at 12.30 PM. The Oppo’s sub-brand known for offering value for money Android handsets is planning to live stream the launch event. Realme will live stream the event on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and its official website. The company is advertising 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”.

All the recently released Realme 2 Series smartphones, which include Realme 2Realme 2 Pro, and Realme C1, launched on Flipkart. But the Realme U1 will sell exclusively on Amazon India. We expect the Realme U1 may cost somewhere between INR 10,000 and INR 15,000. This is one of the most hotly contested spaces as several Android smartphones from Xiaomi, Honor and others are attempting to win consumer approval. However, with the presumed features the Realme smartphone is packing, we expect the device will certainly give a very hard time to competitors.

Realme U1 Specifications, Features

The Realme sub-brand has kept the Realme U1 a closely guarded secret. However, it has been releasing some interesting snippets of information on social media platforms. The Realme U1 could have a 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

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

Realme Advertised as ‘India’s Selfie Pro’

The highlights of the Realme U1 are undoubtedly the camera setup, both on the front and the back. Realme has not confirmed the exact specifications of the camera setup. However, the brand’s CEO Madha Sheth recently offered a sneak peek of the device during an awards function. The smartphone will have dual rear camera setup. According to the promotional materials, the Android smartphone could have a single front-facing camera embedded in the beautiful waterdrop notch. A few of the tweets that focused on the powerful camera’s capabilities, indicates they have several smart AI driven features that can effectively reduce overexposure in backlight.

The front-facing camera can recognize 296 unique facial recognition points. This would be useful for Face Unlock and the AI-driven beautify feature. The brand 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 will get LED Flash.

A large 4230mAh battery that possibly supports VOOC Fast Charging is the only other rumored feature. We will certainly update our readers about any new information about the Realme U1 as it surfaces.