Realme U1 announced; Features a Helio P70 processor, 25MP front camera, water drop notch

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The Realme U1 is the first handset to sport a Helio P70 processor. Also comes with a 25MP selfie camera, water drop notch.

Realme U1

Realme is coming to the Philippines. It’s confirmed that they’ll introduce the Realme C1 to the country. Hopefully, they also bring the newly announced Realme U1 as well. The handset was recently announced in India, and it is competitively priced. This could prove to be a hit here as well.

The Realme U1 is the first smartphone to come with a MediaTek Helio P70 processor. The new chipset features a 12nm octa-core ARM Cortex-A73/A53 CPU which promises up to 13% performance improvement and up to 15% less power consumption than its predecessor. It also promises 60fps in games.

Related: Realme Philippines will launch on November 29, 201

The U1 fronts a 6.3-inch IPS display with a 2340 x 1080 resolution, a water drop notch, and a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. It comes in two RAM/storage variants of 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB.

As for the cameras, the handset has a 25MP front camera with a Sony IMX576 sensor. The rear camera uses a dual sensor setup of 13MP + 2MP.

The phone also has a 3,500 mAh battery, an FM radio, expandable storage, and a fingerprint scanner.

The Realme U1 in India is priced at INR 11,999 for the 3/32GB, and INR 14,999 for the 4GB/64GB. Converted locally, that’s PHP 9,000 and PHP 11,200 respectively.

Realme U1 specs:

Display 6.3-inch Full HD IPS Display (2340 x 1080, 409 ppi), 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 90.8% Screen-to-Body Ratio
Processor 2.1GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P70 Processor
GPU Mali-G71 GPU
Storage 32/64GB Storage, MicroSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera 13MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) Dual Rear Cameras, LED Flash
Front Camera 25MP Front Camera, f/2.0, Sony IMX576 Sensor
Connectivity 4G LTE, Dual Nano SIM
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
Others Fingerprint Sensor (Rear), MicroUSB Port, FM Radio, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
OS ColorOS 5.1, Android 8.1
Dimensions 157 x 74 x 8 mm, 168 g
Battery  3,500 mAh Battery

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