Realme U1 launch highlights: With 6.3-inch FHD+ display, prices starting Rs 11,999

The company also claims that the Realme U1 is going to be the "world’s first" Helio P70 smartphone.

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  • 13:45 (IST)

    Thanks for joining us today
    That's it from us today. Be sure to check out for more on the Realme U1. We'll have a ton of content including camera samples, comparisons and more.

  • 13:40 (IST)

    In case you're wondering about the colour variants on offer

  • 13:37 (IST)

    Here's a look at all the key specifications once again

  • 13:36 (IST)

    First sale on 5 December at 12 noon
    The Realme U1 will start selling on 5 December with no preorder dates announced so far.
    SBI debit/credit card users will get a 5% cashback while there are no-cost EMI options on offers as well along with Interesting offers from Reliance Jio.

  • 13:33 (IST)

    Two variants of the Realme U1 announced

    The 3 GB + 32 GB variant has been launched at Rs 11,999
    The 4 GB + 64 GB variant comes in at Rs 14,499

    Both variants will be sold online on Amazon India

  • 13:31 (IST)

    The Realme U1 Iconic Case and Realme Buds prices are out!
    The Iconic cases and the Realme Buds will both be sold on Amazon India for Rs 499

  • 13:30 (IST)

    Realme Design Contest

    The company just announced a new contest for all Realme fans to cash in on and design their own Realme smartphone.
    Prizes include free Realme U1 phones and a grand opportunity of an internship at Realme Global.

  • 13:27 (IST)

    Realme U1 Iconic case and Realme Buds priced at Rs 499

  • 13:25 (IST)

    Surprise surpise! The Realme Buds are here!
    160% better base than regular Realme earphones
    Kevlar fiber braided cables
    Integrated magnets for convenience

    Honestly, they look a lot like the OnePlus Bullets

  • 13:24 (IST)

    Surprise surpise! The Realme Buds are here!
    160% better bass than regular Realme earphones
    Kevlar fiber braided cables
    Integrated magnets for convenience

    Honestly, they look a lot like the OnePlus Bullets

  • 13:22 (IST)

    Realme announces two cases for the U1
    Launched in two colours black with blue accents and gold with black accents

  • 13:20 (IST)

    The Realme U1 has a 6.3-inch dewdrop display

  • 13:19 (IST)

    Camera details of the Realme U1

    Features a 25 MP Sony 576 image sensor on the front for selfies
    Real-time HDR, real-time bokeh
    AI Beauty+ optimised for Indian users — 296 identification points and 8 million personalised solutions
    Slo-motion video

  • 13:17 (IST)

    Realme Buds announced

  • 13:12 (IST)

    Shots fired at Xiaomi and Honor!

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Honor 8X is definitely in the Realme U1's crosshair as the company claims a better overall score of 145021 on AnTuTu
    The Snapdragon 636 on the Note 6 Pro meanwhile scores 115611, while the Kirin 710 on the Honor 8X scores 139974
    But bear in mind that Realme has been caught benchmark cheating in the past!

  • 13:06 (IST)

    The Realme U1 features a new gaming mode

    Like a lot of other brands, the Realme U1 will feature a gaming mode which lets you play without interruptions
    Realme claims to have also improved things at a system level to improve game launch speeds and bandwidth allocation for games

  • 13:04 (IST)

    AnTuTu Benchmark score of Realme U1 against the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Honor 8X

  • 13:00 (IST)

    TL Lee, General Manager, Wireless Communications BU, MediaTek talks (a lot) about the Helio P70 SoC on the phone
    The MediaTek Helio P70 SoC that is being used on the Realme U1 was announced in October.
    The chip is based on TSMC's 12 nm FinFET process. 
    Comes equipped with four ARM Cortex-A73 cores that are clocked at up to 2.1 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz.
    This is coupled with an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
    MediaTek claims that the new processor delivers 13 percent additional performance over the Helio P60 chip
    The chip also has a dedicated AI processor which is expected to enhance camera features like portrait mode as well as gaming

  • 12:52 (IST)

    The Realme U1 will be the first smartphone of the brand's new U-series

    Levi Lee, the Chief Product Officer finally takes the stage to talk about the phone.
    Sadly, he only tells us what we already know and that is the fact that the Realme U1 will be the first to feature the Mediatek Helio P70 chipset.

  • 12:51 (IST)

    Realme U series announced as a Photography Expert

  • 12:48 (IST)

    Oddie Opara from Pentagram takes stage
    Realme recently switched to a new logo and to do so the company's partnered with Pentagram an independent design firm based out of London.
    Eddie talks about how the new logo incorporates everything Realme stands for — youth, optimism and vibrancy.
    Nothing you'd want to bother yourself with if you want to know about the new phone though. 

  • 12:41 (IST)

    Realme's CEO Madhav Seth takes the stage

  • 12:40 (IST)

    And we're underway
    The launch event has begun and Realme India's CEO Madhav Sheth is on stage first addressing everyone.
    The CEO also introduces the company's first official 'Mega Fan' event - Realme Gala.

  • 12:36 (IST)

    Realme U1 may be the first smartphone to feature the new Mediatek Helio P70 12 nm chipset

    Realme has confirmed that the U1 will be the first smartphone in India to feature the Helio P70. The latest 12 nm MediaTek chipset promises to deliver a 13 per cent boost in performance over its predecessor. The octa-core processor also brings an enhanced AI engine with up to 30 per cent improvement in AI processing over the Helio P60.

  • 12:33 (IST)

    The selfie camera is expected to be the Realme U1's highlighting feature
    Not a lot is known about the device yet but Realme is marketing this as "India's selfie Pro" so we're quite sure they'll have a lot to say about the front camera.

  • 12:27 (IST)

    Welcome to the RealMe U1 launch Live Blog
    We're due to get underway at 12:30 pm but there could be a few minutes delay in proceedings. Do stay tuned. We'll keep you informed.

The Realme U1 will be launched in India today at 12:30 pm at an event in New Delhi. MediaTek’s new chip, the Helio P70 was launched recently, and the first Realme phone to feature the processor will be the Realme U1.

Not much is known about the device yet, except for a few details that were listed on Amazon.

Realme U1. Image: Amazon

Realme U1. Image: Amazon

In terms of display, the device has been confirmed to come with a "dewdrop notch." The notch houses the front camera, which the company seems to be quite confident about. It is calling the Realme U1 as "India's Selfie Pro."

Realme claims that the device will sport the "most powerful selfie camera ever."

While the details about the megapixels are unknown, the Amazon listing reveals that the device will feature the following: High-resolution depth-engine, faster multi-frame noise reduction shots, anti-blooming engine and accurate AI-detection.

Realme also claims that the device is going to be the "world’s first" Helio P70 smartphone which will be a part of a new U series.

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