Despite being just a few months old, Realme has made its presence felt in the hugely-competitive smartphone market. Having launched four smartphones this year, the former Oppo-subsidiary doesn’t seem to have any plans of slowing down. The company has an event scheduled for November 28, where it’ll be unveiling the Realme U1, its fifth smartphone. However, it seems CEO Madhav Sheth couldn’t wait to show it off.
Sheth was clicked taking a selfie at the recent Exhibit Tech Awards by an anonymous person, which was shared on 91Mobiles. It seems that the CEO used the yet-to-be-announced Realme U1 to snap the selfie. The photo shared by the anonymous user shows the smartphone’s glossy back panel, complete with a fingerprint sensor, and a dual-lens rear camera system.
Now, there’s no telling for sure that the smartphone used by Sheth is indeed the Realme U1. For starters, the back panel bears a striking resemblance to Realme 2 Pro, the company’s current flagship.
Proud of the great work the team has put in getting us
1) Most Disruptive Brand of the Year Award
2) Best Smartphone of the Year under 20K for RM 2Pro at #ExhibitTechAwards 2018.
We will keep providing products that will surprise you. Are U ready? pic.twitter.com/xE7TGHANpP
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) November 19, 2018
However, the selfie shared by Sheth on his Twitter account definitely seems to be captured using the U1, given the ‘Shot on Realme U1’ watermark at the bottom left corner. Even then, this selfie has been captured by the CEO holding the smartphone in his right hand, while the photo shared by the anonymous user shows Sheth holding the smartphone in his left hand.
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All said, when Realme U1 launches next week, it’s sure to cause a stir in the lower mid-range segment. For now, we already know that the selfie-centric smartphone will be powered by MediaTek’s Helio P70 SoC, which was announced at IMC 2018.