The phone features a 6.3-inch notch Full HD+display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Realme U1 is powered by aMediaTek Helio P70 with ARM G72 GPU processor coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage.
Realme has now announced that beta testing for the Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 update will start on May 15 for the Realme 2 Pro. This will be followed by the Realme 1 and Realme U1 on June 5; and Realme 2 and Realme C1 on June 15. With ColorOS 6, Realme will also add Hyper Boost 2.0 on all its phones.
During the sale, Realme 2 Pro will receive a price cut of Rs 1,000 during the sale and will start at Rs 10,990 for the 4GB/64GB model. The Realme U1 will also be available for a starting price of Rs 8,999. Realme is offering free Realme Buds the first 500 customers of the Realme 2 Pro and Realme U1.
Realme revealed that the Realme 1, Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro, Realme C1 and Realme U1, all will be updated to Google’s Android 9 Pie andthe latest ColorOS 6.0 UI. Realme also revealed that all of its older smartphone will also receive security patches prior to the major software update.
ColorOS 6 on Realme smartphones will unlock the ability to access apps through an app drawer in the near future. Until now, Realme phones featured iPhone-like app layout on the home screen which added the newly installed apps directly on the screen.
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. It was also confirmed that the Realme U1 will now be available offline.
Huawei's competition will be Asus and Realme who are selling their Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Realme U1 smartphones for respective starting prices of Rs 12,999 and Rs 11,999. With a mid-premium budget handset as a perspective, let’s find out which one offers the best in design, display, performance, battery and camera.
The development comes as a reply to a tweet by Realme India’s support team who implied that Realme smartphones (probably all of them) will be up to date with the newest Android 9 Pie features. The company indicated that the devices will get hold of the update in the first or second quarter of 2019.
The Realme U1 faces tough competition from Xiaomi’s recently launched Note 6 Pro which is powered by a relatively fine-tuned mid-range chipset from Qualcomm with a good sharp display and decent camera units. Will the Helio P70 push the Realme U1 to the heights of Xiaomi’s bestsellers in the budget range?