Having come into existence just months ago, Realme has expanded its mobile portfolio in India at an unprecedented rate. The former Oppo subsidiary, which has launched four smartphones in the country so far, is set to unveil the fifth next week. Dubbed Realme U1, the company’s upcoming selfie-centric smartphone has been confirmed to come with MediaTek’s Helio P70 SoC. That sounds great, but is the chipset powering the U1 any good? Apparently, yes.
The folks at Smartprix were able to get hold of an image showing three smartphones running AnTuTu benchmarking test. One of the smartphones bears the model identifier RMX1833, which is the same as that of Realme U1. The other two smartphones are Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 6 Pro, and Honor 8X (bearing model identifier JSN-AL00a).
If the image is legit, Realme U1’s overall AnTuTu score comes out to be 145,021. This is more than the 139,974 scored by Honor 8X, and significantly better than the 115,611 managed by Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.
So, what does it mean? It indicates that the MediaTek Helio P70 is a better-performing SoC (at least, if we go by numbers) than both the HiSilicon Kirin 710 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, which power Honor 8X and Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro respectively.
The Smartprix report notes that Realme U1’s chipset is still benchmarked by AnTuTu as Helio P60, most likely because the app hasn’t been updated to include the newly-launched Helio P70. However, since the smartphone is confirmed to be Realme U1, there’s no question that the chipset is MediaTek Helio P70.
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While Honor 8X has been available in India for a while now, Realme U1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro are set to arrive soon. It’ll be interesting to see how these three mid-rangers stack up against each other in terms of real-world performance.