The Oppo Realme U1 seems to the first selfie-focused phone coming from the young brand’s line-up. Its highlight is the 25MP selfie camera nestled in the teardrop notch. The camera make use of a IMX576 sensor with 0.9µm pixels that can be binned for better low-light performance. Read on and see some other features of the Oppo Realme U1, its full specification, price and release date.
Oppo Realme U1 Features
The teardrop notch of the Oppo Realme U1 (and the whole screen entirely) was borrowed from the Oppo Realme 2 Pro. It has a 6.3 inches IPS LCD panel with 1,080 x 2,340 pixel resolution, and covers 90.8% of the front display. The top bezel measures 2.05mm, while the side ones are just 1.7mm. The screen is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 while the back is made of acrylic with a special coating to make it look like glass. The good thing about acrylic is that it is less prone to shattering, and lighter than glass.
On the back of the Oppo Realme U1, you will find a 13MP + 2MP dual camera, just like the one featured on Oppo Realme 2. But the sad news is that 4K video capture is not supported, not even 1080p/60fps.
The Oppo Realme U1 is the first phone to use the new Helio P70 chipset, which has faster image processing hardware. With this chipset, the camera of the phone can render depth of field in real time as well as do HDR and multi-frame noise reduction.
The chipset features four big Cortex-A73 cores (plus for A53), along with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Realme U1 will be available in two memory/storage configurations: 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. The phone has a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion (along with a dual nano SIM slot). The phone came with Color OS 5.2 (based on Android 8.1 Oreo) out of the box.
Talking about the battery, the Oppo Realme U1 comes with a 3500mAh battery. The 12nm chipset features a revamped resource allocation system that keeps usage power and temperature in check.. The phone supports standard 10W charging over microUSB. Realme is clinging to the dead port, but at least it kept the 3.5mm jack as well.
Other features of the Realme U1 include an FM radio receiver, dual VoLTE, support for India in the ORoaming app, offline text scanning and translation between Hindi and English.
Oppo Realme U1 Specification
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, December 5|
|Dimensions||157 x 74 x 8 mm (6.18 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||168 g (5.93 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|– ColorOS 5.2|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||MediatekHelio P70 (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Dual||13 MP, f/2.2, AF|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Single||25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– MP4/H.264/FLAC player|
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Charging 2A/5V 10W
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|Colors||Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, Fiery Gold|
|Price||About 12000 INR|
Oppo Realme U1 Release Date
The Realme U1 release date is scheduled for December 5 2018, and the first sale will commence on the same day. The phone will be available in three colours; Brave Blue, Ambitious Black, and Fiery Gold.
Oppo Realme U1 Price
The Oppo Realme U1 price for its variants are as follows. The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version costs INR11,999 in India, $170 in the United States of America, and €150 in Europe. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant costs INR14,999 in India, $215 in the United States or America, and €190 in Europe.