The long-rumored Realme U1 has been finally made official, and it brags the title of being the first ever smartphone to sport the new MediaTek Helio P70 processor.

The Realme U1 comes with a processor that has four Cortex-A73 performance cores, four Cortex-A53 efficiency cores, and a clock speed of 2.1GHz. It will come with a powerful Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, and a 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB RAM and storage configurations.

It’s built on a 12nm FinFET process and comes with an advanced AI processing prowess.


Speaking of AI, the Realme U1 brags a 25-megapixel Sony selfie camera, which comes with AI Beauty+ and hybrid HDR.

On the back, we have a 13-megapixel primary camera with a secondary 2-megapixel sensor for the portrait mode. It also has different studio lighting effects, slow-mo video recording, and Realme’s Super Vivid 2.0 technology.

Realme is also utilizing its AI technologies on the U1’s battery. This thing comes with a 3,500mAh battery, which offers even better longevity as it can intelligently allocate resources to improve efficiency.


A fingerprint scanner is located on the back, while the 25-megapixel front camera is also used for its fast face unlock feature.

As for the design, the Realme U1 clearly has tons of resemblance to the OPPO F9. Besides the really identical specs, the U1 features a “dewdrop” notch, a 2.5D glass back, and a metal frame. It’s basically a more affordable counterpart of the Realme 2 Pro.

Realme U1 Specs

  • Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.2
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~409ppi
  • 19:9 aspect ratio, 90.8% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.1GHz MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 25-megapixel front camera, Sony IMX576, f/2.0
  • 13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) dual rear cameras, LED flash
  • Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • FM Radio
  • microUSB
  • Dimensions: 157 x 74 x 8mm
  • Weight: 168g
  • Colors: Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, Fiery Gold
  • 3,500mAh non-removable battery, 5V/2A charger

The Realme U1 will be available for a price of INR11,999 (~Php8,900) for the 3GB/32GB model, while the 4GB/64GB configuration is at INR14,999 (~Php11,200). It will hit the shelves in India on December 5, while its official pricing and availability here in the Philippines are yet to be announced.

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