Realme, the smartphone brand that is skyrocketing to worldwide fame has struck gold yet again, by being the first smartphone brand in the world to equip their device with the MediaTek Helio P70 chip with the Realme U1.

TL Lee, the General Manager of Wireless Communication for MediaTek said: “We are delighted to partner with Realme to launch the world’s first MediaTek Helio P70 chipset powered smartphone. The P70 is the latest and most powerful chip in the MediaTek P-Series, and represents significant optimisation and improvements in performance and power consumption. It is designed with stronger camera module support and better AI performance. As the Realme brand targets young users that have high expectations of smartphone performance, power consumption and camera functions, Realme’s platform will showcase the full potential of the Helio P70. Through this cooperation with Realme, MediaTek will continue to expand internationally.” With the meteoric rise of Realme, it is natural for Realme and MediaTek to join hands and cooperate together to strengthen and expand on market shares.

The new P70 chip utilises TSMC’s latest 12nm FinFET production process, and this will in turn reduce power consumption by 15% compared to the previous production process. The chip also features an octa-core architecture with four Cortex-A53 high-efficiency cores and four Cortex-A73 high-performance cores, capable of clock speeds up to 2.1GHz. As for graphics processing, the P70 comes packaged with a 900MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU that gets a performance upgrade of up to 13% higher.

As for the Realme U1, first shown off to the world in India, it comes packaged with a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS display with a 19:5:9 screen ratio, thanks to the teardrop notch for a more immersive and pleasurable viewing experience. As mentioned, it is powered with the MediaTek Helio P70 processor with two variants of 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage respectively. You can also top up the storage with a microSD card up to 256GB. You also have a 3,500 mAh battery to keep the device going for the whole day.

The main draw of the device however, is with its cameras. It features a dual rear camera setup of 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel, and a 25-megapixel front camera. You heard it right, an affordable device with a 25-megapixel front camera? All you selfie and wefie fans out there can rejoice for your wallet. That said, the phone still has a 3.5mm audio jack, but still utilises a microUSB to charge. Out of the box it runs on ColorOS 5.2 that is based on Android 8.1.

There you go, the world’s first device with the P70 processor. Since it was just shown off in India, all we can do is hope that it lands locally soon.