Realme U1 3GB RAM + 64GB storage variant announced in India: price, release date, and more

“Realme has also announced it will roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for all its phones in June 2019”

After giving it a recent price cut, Realme has introduced a new variant of Realme U1 in India that comes with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage, as expected. The Realme U1 was initially launched in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Priced at Rs 10,999, the new Realme U1 variant will be up for sale on April 10th from the official website as well as Amazon.in. Separately, the brand has announced it will roll out the Android Pie update for its smartphones in June 2019.

The new variant of Realme U1 comes with the same specifications, except for double the storage for the base 3GB RAM model. To recall, the smartphone comes preloaded with ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The handset flaunts a 6.3-inch display with waterdrop notch, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and full-HD+ resolution. It is powered by the MediaTek’s mid-range Helio P70 SoC clocked up to 2.1GHz and paired with ARM G72 GPU. 

In the camera department, the Realme U1 rocks a combination of 13-megapixel (f/2.2) and 2-megapixel (f/2.4) sensors at the back panel with LED flash. The front camera gets a 25-megapixel sensor with f/2.8 aperture, 0.9-micron pixels, and 4-in-1 pixels tech. The entire setup is fuelled by a 3,500mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the phone ships with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS/ GLONASS, microUSB port, OTG support, and 3.5mm audio jack. Lastly, it measures 157x74x8mm, weighs 168 grams, and comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the back.

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Detailing the update schedule, Realme revealed that it will roll out the Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 update to Realme 1, Realme 2, Realme C1, Realme 2 Pro, and Realme U1 in June. However, the company hasn’t given any specific date and has only said the update will be released around the time frame mentioned. Since the updates are staged, it might take a few days for the rollout to complete. The brand also mentioned that it would share links to download the updates manually when they are released.

Key Specs

Realme U1
MediaTek Helio P70 | 3 GBProcessor
6.3 inches Display
13 MP + 2 MPRear camera
25 MPSelfie camera
3500 mAh Battery
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