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Realme U series with MediaTek Helio P70 processor to launch in India soon

Realme will soon launch a new mid-range series of smartphones with MediaTek’s powerful Helio P70 processor. The new Realme U smartphone will take on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Here’s everything you need to know about MediaTek’s new Helio P70 processor
Here’s everything you need to know about MediaTek’s new Helio P70 processor (HT Photo)

Realme on Friday announced it will soon launch a new smartphone 'U series' in India. The latest smartphone series will run on MediaTek's latest Helio P70 processor.

The announcement comes shortly a new Realme phone with the said chipset was spotted on Geekbench benchmarking platform. According to the listing, the Realme U phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and comes with 4GB of RAM.

The smartphone scored 1560 in single-core test 5926 in multi-core test. The benchmark scores suggest Realme's new phone will be a new mid-range phone which may compete with Xiaomi's upcoming Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Realme currently offers four phones in India - an entry-level Realme C1 and budget Realme 1, Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro.  

Highlight of Realme's new U-series is going to be MediaTek Helio P70 processor. MediaTek's new SoC is aimed at the mid-range phones and comes with an enhanced AI engine combined with CPU and GPU upgrades.

The chipset is based on TSMC's 12nm FinFET technology and features a multi-core APU operating at up to 525 MHz. The octa-core processor has packs four Arm Cortex-A73 2.1 GHz processors and four Arm Cortex-A53 2.0 GHz processors in a big.LITTLE setup. For graphics, it relies on Arm Mali-G72 MP3 GPU operating at up to 900 MHz. MediaTek claims the new GPU delivers a 13% better performance than the Helio P60.