OPPO’s sub-brand Realme is already selling Realme 1, Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1 smartphones in India. Citing information received from third-party sources, 91 Mobiles claims that the company may soon introduce Realme U-series that will include selfie-centric phones. The first Realme U phone is speculated to be fueled by MediaTek Helio P70 chipset.
In the previous month, MediaTek had announced the Helio P70 chipset. The new SoC is a faster version of the Helio P60 SoC. The 12nm chipset includes quad-cores of Cortex A73 that work at 2.1 GHz and four cores of Cortex A53 that clocks at 2.0 GHz. The Mali-G72 GPU of the Helio P70 clocks at 900 MHz. In terms of CPU, GPU and APU layout, the Helio P70 chipset resembles the Helio P60 SoC. However, the P70 offers better clocking speeds that promises 13-pecent better performance over P60.
At the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2018 tech expo that was held in the same month, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth confirmed that the next Realme phone will be fueled by the Helio P70 SoC.
Realme is OPPO’s weapon to rival with Xiaomi’s Redmi phones. The Redmi Y2 is a selfie-centric phone that comes with an LED flash enabled 16-megapixel front-facing camera.
There is a possibility that the mysterious Realme U smartphone may arrive with a dedicated LED flash for the selfie camera. It is speculated that the upcoming Realme U phone will be competing with the likes of Redmi Y2 and it could be priced around Rs. 15,000 in India.
In related news, an unidentified Realme phonev with model number RMX1833 has been spotted on Geekbench. The listing on the benchmarking site reveals that the mysterious RMX1833 features Helio P60 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo OS. It is being speculated that it could be the Realme 3 smartphone. The company is aiming to launch two to three smartphones in India by March 2019. The Realme 3 may get unveiled next year. One of the upcoming Realme phones is also expected to carry support for 20W VOOC fast charging technology.