After taking the 4th spot in the largest smartphone maker in India Realme has announced price cuts for U1 smartphone. The 3GB variant has got a price cut off ₹ 1,000 and is now available at a price of ₹ 10,999 from the earlier ₹ 11,999 while the 4GB variant has received a ₹ 500 discount and is now priced at 13,499.
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Other specifications include inch 19.5:9 IPS water drop notch display at a Full HD+ resolution at 2340 x 1080 pixels. The front panel is covered by Gorilla Glass 3 and has 2.5D curvature. The front side sports the earpiece, sensors and the front facing camera. The rear packs the dual rear cameras in horizontal orientation, the fingerprint scanner and Realme branding. The bottom part consists of the Micro-USB charging port, bottom firing speaker, headphone jack and the primary microphone. The right side packs power button while the left side houses the volume rockers and an Dual SIM Slot plus an SD Card Slot. It measures 157 x 74 x 8 mm and weighs 168 grams. The smartphone has a very glossy finish at the back.
The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 which is an octa-core processor with 4 ARM Cortex-A73 cores and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores with a maximum clocking frequency of 2.1 GHz. The ARM Mali-G72 GPU takes care of the graphics intensive duties. There are two available RAM/Storage configurations available at 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB models. Its runs on ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 out of the box. The memory is expandable up to 256 GB using the Micro-SD Card.
The water drop notch houses the 25MP f/2.0 SONY IMX576 selfie shooter with Night Shot brightness and AI Beauty+. The rear packs dual rear cameras with the primary shooter being a 13MP f/2.2 aperture sensor and LED flash and a secondary 2MP f/2.4 sensor. The front camera is capable of face unlock which a norm these days for all Android Phones. The rear camera has Bokeh Effect, Slo-Mo Video, Studio Lighting etc.
To keep running this smartphone, a decent 3,500 mAh battery is provided. The smartphone is charged using the Micro-USB Port at the bottom using a 5V/2A (10W) adapter provided in the box.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, Micro-USB port and Headphone Jack. The colour options include Brave Blue and Ambitious Black. The Realme U1 with 3/32 GB configuration is priced at ₹ 11,999 and the 4/64 GB variant at ₹ 14,499 respectively. It is sold exclusively in Amazon.in and realme.com.