Realme U1 was launched in India last month in two variants — 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM. The smartphone, which is the first one under the company’s new selfie-centric U-series, starts at Rs. 11,999 (approximately $167).
After making the phones available for purchase through a flash sale model, the company has now announced that the 3GB RAM model of the Realme U1 will be available for purchase through open sale via Amazon and Realme’s official website from 17th December.
The company has also announced that the next sale for the 4GB RAM model which comes with 64GB internal storage is scheduled for December 19th at 12 noon. Last week, the company had claimed that it sold over 200,000 units of Realme U1 within six minutes in its first sale.
To remind you of the phone’s specifications, it features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ dewdrop display with screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 90.8 percent screen-t0-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen offers 450 nits of brightness and 1500:1 contrast ratio.
It is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by MediaTek’s Helio P70 chipset. It is built by TSMC using their 12nm FinFET technology and features Cortex-A73 and Cortex A53 cores in the same 4+4 arrangement, coupled with ARM Mali-G72 GPU.
The highlight of the smartphone is the camera module. It features a dual camera setup on the back, consisting of a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. It comes with AI Photography and AI Beautigy+ features for enhancing the photography experience.
The phone’s camera supports Studio Portrait Lighting, Super Vivid 2.0 and AI Scene Detection as well as slow-motion video recording feature. On the front side, the phone comes equipped with a 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 sensor with f/2.0 aperture. It also supports AI Front Unlock feature that is claimed to unlock the phone in just 0.1 seconds.
Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. The phone is running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with ColorOS 5.2 on top and is powered by a 3,500mAh battery.