Realme – the OPPO’s latest budget series gets new member named as OPPO Realme U1 that features a gigantic 25MP selfie shooter on the front along with many more attractive features like bigger screen, waterdrop notch and diverse options of memory combos.
OPPO Realme U1 – Features
The OPPO Realme U1 brings large Full HD IPS LCD display on the front measuring 6.3-inch in size with an impressive 90.8% screen to body ratio. The front of the new device is quite similar to the OPPO F9 and OPPO A7 having waterdrop notch on top that houses the powerful selfi shooter.
The rear of the Realme U1 is made up of nicely polished acrylic that feels like a glass. The device brings a single flat piece of 2.5D material on the rear. The back cover also brings a horizontally arranged dual camera setup and a fingerprint sensor on the upper half of the phone.
The Realme U1 is a dual SIM supported handset that runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box based on ColorOS 5.2 skin. The device gets powered by the MediaTek’s latest octa-core Helio P70 chipset under the hood that is coupled with 3/4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB storage with a dedicated microSD card slot.
The dual camera setup on the rear of the Realme U1 is not really impressive that comprises of a 13MP main lens and a 2MP secondary one; the same configuration already seen on OPPO Realme 2. However, the selfie shooter, as mentioned earlier, is the real sale point that features a single 25 MP lens using Sony IMX576 sensor optimised for better low light shots.
Powering everything on the Realme U1 is a 3,500 mAh cell with battery optimizations included. It still has the aging microUSB port sans fast charging.
Pricing and Availability
OPPO has announced the first sale of Realme U1 in India on December 5th on Amazon India. The device is priced at INR 11,999 (~$172, PKR 23,000) for the base model of 3/32GB storage combo whereas the higher variant of 4/64GB storage option is available for INR 14,999 (~$215, PKR 29,000).
The international release of the handset is expected to be kicked-off in other markets including Pakistan very soon. Stay tuned for more updates.
OPPO Realme U1 – Specifications
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.3-inch 18:9 IPS LCD with Full HD+ (1080 x 2340) resolution (409 PPI)
- RAM: 3/4/GB
- Internal Storage: 32/64 GB
- Primary Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 + LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 25 MP, f/2.0,
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Battery: 3,500 mAh