Realme U1 with 25-megapixel Selfie Camera Launched in India Starting at Rs. 11,999

Realme U1 with 25-megapixel Selfie Camera Launched in India Starting at Rs. 11,999

Realme U1 with 25-megapixel Selfie Camera Launched in India Starting at Rs. 11,999

by November 29, 2018

Realme U1 Launched in India

Realme has launched its first phone under the latest U-series in India. The phone is named Realme U1 and it comes with an impressive 25-megapixel selfie camera, which isn’t a surprising as the U-series is focused towards photography and the Realme U1 is being touted as ‘Selfie Pro’ by the company. The Realme U1 features polycarbonate resin back with faux metal railing and comes with glass-finish on the back just like its siblings. The company claims that the phone has 13-layer micron-level coating under the back cover and is more durable as well as shatter resistant than real glass. What adds to the premium look of the device is the tiny water drop shaped notch at the top of the display.

Realme U1 Pricing and Availability in India

The Realme U1 starting price in India is set at Rs. 11,999 i.e. is for the base variant of 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage. The other variant with 4GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage is priced at Rs. 14,499. The phone will go on sale starting December via exclusively via As part of the launch offer, the company is giving 5% cashback to SBI credit and debit card users along with no cost EMI option. In addition, there are Jio benefits of up to Rs 5,750 and up to 4.2TB of Jio 5G data. The available colour options are Ambitious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold.

Realme U1 Software and Hardware Configuration

The Realme U1 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, aspect ratio of 19.5:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 409 ppi. The display is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass.

The company has also launched the Realme Icon Case and Realme Buds alongside the Realme U1 and are priced at Rs. 499. Under the hood, the device draws power from 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with ARM G72 GPU. In terms of memory, there are two options- 3GB RAM + 32GB onboard storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage. There is an option to expand the storage up to 256GB using a microSD card. All of this is backed by a 3,500mAh battery that comes bundled with a 10W charger. In terms of software, the Realme U1 runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. In terms of dimensions, the phone measures 74 x 157 x 8 mm and it weighs about 168 grams.

In the camera department, you get a dual set up on the rear which comprises of a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture + 2MP dual secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front hosts an AI backed 25MP Sony IMX576 camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls.

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display
  • 2340 x 1080 pixels
  • 5:9 aspect ratio
  • MediaTek Helio P70 SoC
  • ARM G72 GPU
  • 3GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage (256GB expandable)
  • 3,500mAh battery capacity
  • ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1
  • 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera
  • 25MP selfie camera

Connectivity options included in Realme U1 are dual 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS and MicroUSB.