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Realme U1: First Android Smartphone Using the Mediatek Helio P70 Chipset

Realme U1 is Realme's first device that focuses on the selfie camera sector with its 25MP front camera. Keep reading for full specs and price.

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Realme has a new hero who is ready to re-enliven competition in the Android smartphone market. Called Realme U1, this is Realme’s first device that focuses on the selfie camera sector.

The front camera is 25 megapixels, the enhancement is not just in the camera department, it is the first smartphone to sport the Mediatek Helio P70 chipset.

Let’s delve deep into the full features and what makes this device a beauty to behold.

Realme U1 Quick Review!

Realme U1 is a smartphone with a 6.3-inch IPS screen that has Full HD + resolution. At first glance, when viewed from the front of this smartphone it is similar to Realme 2 Pro which was first released some time ago.

The front of this device is dominated by a screen with a screen-to-body ratio reaching 90.8 percent. The bezel around it is very thin (click to see best bezel-less smartphones). On the upper side only 2.05mm thick, while on the side only 1.7mm.

As the first Realme smartphone that emphasizes selfie capabilities, it is equipped with a 25-megapixel front camera with Sony IMX576 sensor which is claimed to be able to provide good results for shooting with minimal light conditions.

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For the rear camera, it offers a dual camera configuration consisting of 13-megapixels + 2-megapixels. As always, the combination of these two cameras is able to produce photos with a bokeh effect.

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Even more interesting, Realme U1 is also referred to as the first smartphone to adopt the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. For your information, this chipset is equipped with an octa-core processor and GPU Mali-G72 MP3 promised to run the game smoothly.

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According to Realme, thanks to Helio P70 and gaming performance that has been optimized by Realme, the game will run stable at 60fps. For memory, this smartphone comes in two capacity options, namely 3GB RAM/32GB ROM and 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. Moving to the battery section, it houses a 3500mAh battery to maximum pleasure.

Realme U1 Key Specs

Here are the Realme U1 key specifications…

Display 6.3-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo OS
Processor 2.1GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P70
Storage 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM / 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM  (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera 13MP + 2MP Rear/25MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3500mAh
Price Starts $170 (approx. N61,000)

Realme U1 Photos

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Realme U1 Price and Availability

The Realme U1 launched in November 2018; it is available in Ambitious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold colours. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

Realme U1 with 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant retails at $170 (approx. N61,000), while 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM variant retails at $202 (approx. N75,000) in Nigeria or VIEW PHONES UNDER N40,000. (CLICK TO BUY REALME U1).

Realme U1 Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (ColorOS 5.2)
  • Processor: 2.1GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P70
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB
  • Colours: Ambitious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold
  • Dimension: 157 x 74 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 168 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM
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  • Display: 6.3-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 2MP camera
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 25MP camera, 720p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB/64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yea
  • HSPA+: Yes 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (2CA) Cat 6 300/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
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  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor:
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Stylus Pen:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,500mAh non-removable Li-ion battery

Where to buy Realme U1

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