Realme U1 India launch live updates: Selfie-centric smartphone with MediaTek Helio P70 will rival Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro

Realme U1, the world’s first smartphone powered by MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, is set to launch in India today. The launch event is scheduled to start at 12.30PM IST and the company has already revealed that it will be exclusive to Amazon India. Ahead of the launch today, the Realme U1 has leaked multiple times, revealing some of its key specifications and retail price.

With the launch of Realme U1, Realme will further expand its smartphone portfolio in the country and will mark a new series. The Realme U1 will join company’s existing portfolio which includes the Realme 1, Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1. According to Counterpoint Research, Realme is the fastest growing smartphone brand right now and reports claim that it has sold over 3 million devices in the last six months alone.

Realme U1 comes at a time when the company has gained popularity and will now be looking for stability. The smartphone is expected to feature a high-resolution selfie camera and pack a large 4,000mAh battery. The teaser itself has confirmed that it will sport a waterdrop-style notch and is expected to be priced around Rs 15,000. At that price, Realme U1’s immediate challenge will be the Redmi Note 6 Pro, which was launched at Rs 13,999 in India early this month.

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