The success of the RealMe 1, RealMe 2 Pro and RealMe C1 has given Oppo’s subsidiary RealMe to go ahead and launch more new devices in India and other countries. Just two months after the launch of Realme 2 Pro, the company is back with Realme U1.
If you are looking to buy the Realme U1 or are just interested in the device, check out our FAQ. It will provide you with an in-depth information about the device, its features, specs, and more.
The Realme U1 competes directly with the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Honor 8X under the sub-15k price range. This is an extremely crowded market and so the Realme U1 needs to be good in all key aspects to do well in the market.
Realme U1 FAQ
Q) What are the full specifications of the Realme U1?
A) The full specs of the Realme U1 are as follows:
- Dimensions: 157 x 74 x 8 mm
- Weight: 168g
- Display: 6.3-inch Dewdrop Design, FHD+ (2340 x 1080), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3, 90.8% screen-to-body ratio
- Chipset: Octa-core Helio P70 12nm processor @ 2.1GHz
- GPU: ARM Mali-G72GPU
- RAM: 3/4GB
- Storage: 32/64GB, dedicated microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 13MP PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, Secondary 2MP depth sensor, LED flash
- Front camera: 25MP, Sony IMX576 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, Screen Flash
- Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass, Fingerprint sensor
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual VoLTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB
- Battery: 3500mAh non-removable
- Others: Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.2, AI Face Unlock
Q) What are the key features of the Realme U1?
A) The key feature of Realme U1 is its bezel-less dew-drop display at the front and the 25MP selfie shooter. Realme markets the U1 as a SelfiePro handset for this sole reason. The Helio P70 chipset inside the device is also an extremely good performer.
Q) Is the handset water-resistant?
A) No, the Realme U1 is not water or dust-resistant.
Q) Does the Realme U1 suffer from overheating issues?
A) No, the Realme U1 does not suffer from any overheating issues thanks to the Helio P70 chipset being fabricated on the 12nm process node.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) Due to its unibody build, the battery and rear cover of the Realme U1 is not removable.
Q) Can one turn off the notch on the Realme U1?
A) Yes, the notch on the Realme U1 can be turned off.
Q) Does the handset feature glass panel at the rear?
A) Yes, the Realme U1 features a 2.5D glass panel at the rear, unlike many other Vivo devices which feature a plastic panel.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The handset features a dedicated microSD card slot along with two SIM card slots. This means that you can use a microSD card along with two nano SIM cards on the phone at the same time.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the handset?
A) No, the Realme U1 lacks an IR blaster. This means you cannot use the phone to control other electronic devices around you.
Q) Is there face unlock on the Realme U1?
A) Yes, there’s face unlock on the handset. And you can use it for locking apps and other system settings as well apart from just unlocking the device.
Q) What about a fingerprint scanner?
A) Yes, apart from face unlock, the Realme U1 also comes with a fingerprint scanner located at the rear.
Q) Can one record calls in Realme U1?
A) Yes, it has native call recording facility.
Q) Is there NFC on the Realme U1?
A) No, the Realme U1 lacks NFC.
Q) Does the Realme U1 feature FM radio?
A) Yes, there’s FM radio on the handset.
Q) Is the display on the Realme U1 protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) Yes, the 6.3-inch display on the handset is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Realme U1?
A) Yes, you can. The handset is also capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps.
Q) Can one make native video calls on the Realme U1 without using a third-party app?
A) No, you cannot make direct video calls on the handset. You will have to use apps like Google Duo or Skype for this.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 8.1 Oreo.
Q) Does the Realme U1 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE networks. It has full support for Reliance Jio’s VoLTE network on both its SIM card slots.
Q) Is there Dual-VoLTE support on the phone?
A) Yes, the Realme U1 has dual-VoLTE support.
Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?
A) Not yet. But Oppo can add support for AirTel and Vodafone’s VoLTE network via an OTA update in the future.
Q) How is the camera quality of the Realme U1 rear camera?
A) It is not as good as the RealMe 2 Pro since the U1 is focused more towards selfie centric crowd.
Q) Is there any kind of Quick or Fast Charging support on the Realme U1?
A) Sadly, no. The Realme U1 lacks support for any kind of fast or quick charging support.
Q) How much free storage space does one get on the handset out of the box?
A) Almost 22GB or 52GB depending on the variant you buy. This can be increased slightly by uninstalling some of the pre-loaded apps and bloatware.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the handset, but not all.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the handset supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) What’s the price of the Realme U1?
A) Realme is selling two different variants of the Realme U1 in India. They are priced as follows:
- Realme U1 – 3GB/32GB – Rs 11,999
- Realme U1 – 4GB/64GB – Rs 14,499
Q) What colors are the Realme U1 going to be available in?
A) The Realme U1 is available in Brave Blue, Fiery Gold, and Ambitious Black colors.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Realme U1?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, case, and some regulatory papers. A screen protector is also pre-applied on the display out of the box.
Q) When does the Realme U1 go on sale and where?
A) The Realme U1 goes on sale in India from December 5. It will be exclusively available for purchase through Amazon. You can buy the handset from here.
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