Realme has announced a new variant of its budget smartphone, the Realme U1. The phone was originally launched in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The new configuration will feature 3GB RAM + 64GB storage. Additionally, the company has formally announced its intention of rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie-based ColorOS 6 update in June 2019. The Realme1, Realme 2, Realme C1, Realme 2 Pro and Realme U1 devices will receive the update and the company will upload the update links manually as well.
Realme U1: specifications and features
The Realme U1 was launched in December 2018 with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display panel. The resolution of the display is 1,080 x 2,340 pixels and there’s a dewdrop notch on the top which contributes to the 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone runs on the MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor clocked at 2.1GHz. Camera-wise, it has a dual rear setup with a configuration of a 13MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. An LED flash is also included in the setup.
Deleting picture perfect memories or struggling to download movies, your smartphone’s storage can sometimes be a hassle. Say hello to the new 3+64GB variant of #realmeU1 that gives you extra space.
— realme (@realmemobiles) April 3, 2019
For selfie enthusiasts, the phone has a 25MP lens with an aperture of f/2.8 and 4-in-1 pixels technology. The Realme U1 is kitted with a 3,500mAh battery and supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS/ GLONASS, micro-USB port, OTG support, and a 3.5mm audio jack. For security, the device features a fingerprint sensor on the back panel. It runs the Android Oreo-based ColorOS 5 as of now. However, the company has promised a software update in June 2019 as mentioned above.
Realme U1 new variant: price and availability
The Realme U1 comes in Ambitious Black and Brave Blue colours. The new variant has been launched for a price of Rs 10,999. It will be available for buying from April 10th on Amazon and Realme’s official website. Would you like to try this variant? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned for more updates.