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Realme U1 Update Brings March Security Patch, Nightscape Mode Coming With Android Pie Update

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Realme U1 Update Brings March Security Patch, Nightscape Mode Coming With Android Pie Update

Realme U1 is currently priced at Rs. 9,999 and runs Android Oreo

Highlights
  • The Realme U1 is receiving an OTA update with small tweaks
  • The update is bringing the Android security patch for March 2019
  • You can also unlock Realme U1 bootloader after the new update

Realme U1 was launched late last year, and is a popular smartphone from the Chinese company that was once a sub-brand of Oppo. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 9,999 and features a modern design with a waterdrop-style notch. The smartphone was launched running Android 8.1 Oreo, and the users are now waiting for the Android 9 Pie roll-out for the device. However, before that happens, the company is rolling out its latest OTA software update with minor tweaks.

The company has announced that it will be rolling out a minor software update that brings the March Android security patch, along with the ability to unlock the bootloader. The latter will be useful for users who want to experiment with features and software on the device, while the former adds a bit of new protection to the phone from security threats such as malware and viruses. The rollout will be gradual, but the users can directly download the package and install it using the link above.

Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth also tweeted recently that the Realme 1, Realme 2 Pro, and Realme U1 will be receiving nightscape mode for low light photography along with Android 9 Pie. He indicated a timeline as well, suggesting that the three phones would receive their Android Pie updates in the first half of 2019. Nightscape is a feature similar to Night Sight on the Google Pixel range of phones, which enhances low-light photography, and will improve the photography chops on the Realme phones.

The Realme U1 (Review) was launched in November 2018, powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC and featuring up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device is currently available at a discounted price of Rs. 9,999 on Amazon India, the Realme e-store and authorised offline retailers.


Is Realme U1 essentially Redmi Note 6 Pro on steroids? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Smooth app and gaming performance
  • Looks good
  • Bright and crisp display
  • Cameras do well in good light
  • Fast face unlock
  • Bad
  • No 4K recording and video stabilisation
  • Cameras struggle in low light
  • Body attracts smudges easily
Display 6.30-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio P70
Front Camera 25-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
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Further reading: Realme, Realme U1, Android 9 Pie
Ali Pardiwala Ali Pardiwala writes about audio and video devices for Gadgets 360 out of Mumbai, and has covered the industry for a decade now. Ali is a Senior Reviewer for Gadgets 360, where he has regularly written about televisions, home entertainment, and mobile gaming as well. He is a firm believer in 4K and HDR on televisions, and believes that true wireless earphones are the future of the personal audio industry. Ali is available on Twitter as @AliusPardius and on email at alip@ndtv.com, so do send in ...More
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