The Realme U1 is the First Helio P70-Powered Phone

It sits between the Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro

After appearing in several teasers and leaks, Realme formally unwraps the Realme U1 in India. While it has the rear cameras of the Realme 2 and the front display of the Realme 2 Pro, the Realme U1’s main selling feature is its selfie-centric 25-megapixel front camera and an Helio P70 processor—the first phone to be powered by MediaTek’s latest mid-range processor.

The Realme’s front camera rings a bell, as it is the same module used on the OPPO F7, F9, and R17 Pro.

Realme U1 Specs

  • MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor
  • Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ LTPS IPS Dewdrop display, Gorilla Glass protection
  • 32GB/64GB of expandable storage
  • 13-megapixel f/2.2 + 2-megapixel f/2.4 rear cameras with LED flash and PDAF
  • 25-megapixel f/2.0 Sony IMX576 front camera with 0.9um pixels
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, fingerprint scanner, face unlock
  • 3500mAh battery with 10W charging
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 UI

The Realme U1 is priced at INR11,999(~Php 9k) for the 3GB/32GB variant and INR14,999(~Php 11.2k) for the 4/64 GB variant. It will be available in India starting December 5.


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  1. Correction, it is not the first phone to utilize the P70 soc, it is the Ulefone T2 Pro. Please check/review your articles first.

  2. Correction, it is not the first phone to utilize the P70 soc, it is the Ulefone T2 Pro, which was announced on Feb 2018, don’t know what happened to that though, probably a china only phone.

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