Just days after launching two new variants of the Realme C1, Realme has now announced that its mid-range smartphone – the Realme U1 is receiving a permanent price cut in India. With this, the Helio P70-powered smartphone will now be available for a starting price of Rs 10,999.
The news comes from Realme’s official Twitter Handle which revealed that its latest mid-range device will now be even more affordable through the latest price cut. The Realme U1 is now available at Rs 10,999 for the base 3GB + 32GB variant while the 4GB + 64GB version will be readily available for Rs 13,499. The same variants were initially launched for prices of Rs 12,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively.
— Realme (@realmemobiles) February 1, 2019
Realme’s announcement on Twitter also confirmed that the Realme U1 will now be available offline. The Chinese manufacturer had earlier announced to expand the offline sales to 150 cities with an aim to establish 20,000 outlets throughout the country and the latest move reassures Realme’s intention to do so.
Meanwhile, Realme has announced that the latest smartphone will be available in the offline stores across the country. The smartphone will be available in 2500 stores in 30 cities and it will reach 100 cities by March 2019. Through a special offer, customers will receive benefits worth Rs 5,750, up to 4.2TB of Jio 4G data, which is only applicable to the Rs 198 and Rs 299 prepaid plans. Recently Realme announced the expansion of offline sales to 150 cities in 2019.
To recall, the Realme U1 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ dewdrop display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 2.1GHz octa-core processor and ARM G72 GPU coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. It’s backed by a 3500mAh battery and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, which is based on ColorOS 5.2.
There’s a dual camera set up at the back which equips a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, coupled with an LED flash. For the front, there is a 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.8-micron pixels, and 4-in-1 pixels tech and AI beautify feature that scans 296 facial recognition points and studio portrait lighting modes.