Realme has teased a new Realme U-series member, just days after announcing the price drop of the Realme U1. This could either be a new Realme U1 storage variant or a new smartphone model under the Realme U family. The company has posted a video teaser on Twitter that hints at a new storage offering. To recall, the Realme U1 was launched with 32GB and 64GB storage options back in November last year. The phone also flaunts a 25-megapixel selfie camera and comes preloaded with features such as Portrait Lighting, AI Scene Detection, and AI Beauty+ among others.
Without revealing any specifics, Realme on Wednesday tweeted a short, 15-second video to tease its next announcement. The video suggests that the company is planning to bring a larger storage option in the Realme U family, with the line "Bringing U more," at the end. "Why lose out on what you love due to less space? Stay tuned for more. #MoreForU," reads the tweet teasing the new launch, with the hashtag another clear reference to the Realme U-series.
Realme may be hinting at a new Realme U model that could arrive as the Realme U2. However, we can also speculate that there could just be a new Realme U1 variant.
As we mentioned, the new development comes just after Realme dropped the price of the Realme U1 in India. The Realme U1 with 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage option is available at Rs. 9,999, while its 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 11,999. This comes as a cut of Rs. 1,000 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 1,500 for the 4GB RAM model from the previous prices.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme U1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top and features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, paired with 3GB and 4GB RAM options.
For photos and videos, the Realme U1 has a dual rear camera setup along with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and an f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 lens. There is also a 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 selfie camera with an f/2.0 lens and 4-in-1 pixel tech.
The Realme U1 has 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage options that are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS/ GLONASS, micro-USD port, OTG support, and 3.5mm audio jack. Besides, the phone packs a 3,500mAh battery and has a fingerprint sensor at the back.