Realme X is finally official in the Chinese market & no, it isn’t a flagship from the company. It is a mid-ranger that has some features which are first for any Realme device like a pop-up selfie camera, 48MP rear camera & an in-screen fingerprint reader. The price starts at CNY 1,499, which translates to around 220 USD. So, it is yet another mid-range phone from the brand that’s priced aggressively. It is expected to launch outside the Chinese market as well.
Talking about the design, it is a pretty different looking phone from Realme if we compare it to the previous phones from the brand. There is a bezel-less design on the front & this time, there is no notch or cutout on top. This is the first phone from Realme that has a bezel-less design but without a notch. There is, however, a noticeable bottom bezel.
The display on the front is a 6.53-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED panel with 91.2% screen-to-body ratio & 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top for the protection. Under the hood, the Realme X has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor which is a 10nm chip clocked at up to 2.2GHz & featuring an Adreno 616 GPU.
It is the same processor that powers the Realme 3 Pro which launched in India in April. It was rumored that it would launch with all-new Snapdragon 730, but that didn’t happen. The phone has 4/6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 64/128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
Coming to the cameras, Realme X has dual rear cameras that include a primary 48 Megapixel camera with Sony IMX 586 sensor & f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Some camera features include Super Night Scene, Portrait Mode, EIS, HDR, etc. The rear camera can shoot 4K 30fps videos & 960fps slow-motion videos at 720P.
On the front, there is a 16 Megapixel pop-up selfie camera with Sony IMX 471 sensor & this is the same camera as on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro that launched yesterday. Realme says the pop-up camera can be used up to 50 times a day & the pop-up time is just 0.74s.
The battery underneath is a 3,765mAh unit that supports 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0. The phone has a USB Type-C port for charging. Realme X is the first phone from the brand featuring an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is an optical fingerprint scanner & as per the company, there is a 44% larger sensor which is 28.5% faster than the previous generation.
Android 9 Pie runs out of the box with Color OS 6 on top. Finally, here is the pricing for the Chinese market –
- 4GB + 64GB – CNY 1,499 ($220)
- 6GB + 64GB – CNY 1,599 ($230)
- 8GB + 128GB – CNY 1,799 ($260)
The color options are Steam White & Punk Blue. Apart from these two, there are also a couple of color options inspired by Onion and garlic. Only the 8GB + 128GB variant is available in these color options & it is priced at CNY 1,899 or $275. The sale starts from May 20 in China & the phone will launch in other markets outside China soon.
Huawei Nova 6 5G, Nova 6 & Nova 6 SE officially launched
Huawei Nova 6 series is now official in China & it brings not one or two but a trio of...
Redmi K30 4G confirmed to launch alongside the 5G version
We already know a lot about the Redmi K30 5G that’s launching on December 10th in China. We know that...
Motorola One Hyper goes official, priced at $399.99
Motorola launched a new smartphone today named Motorola One Hyper & the main USP of it is that it is...
Red Magic to launch first gaming phone with Snapdragon 865 SOC
Every smartphone maker has started announcing its plans to use the Snapdragon 865 SOC in its 2020’s flagship phone. First,...
Meizu 17 to be among the first to feature Snapdragon 865 SOC
Meizu is a popular smartphone maker in China & the company is known for its beautiful phones & super aggressive...
Redmi K30 to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SOC
Today, Qualcomm announced its upcoming flagship & mid-range SOCs, the Snapdragon 865 & Snapdragon 765/765G. Companies like Xiaomi & Oppo...
[UPDATE- Snapdragon 765G] Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G – Here’s our first look!
UPDATE 04/12/2019 – SOC REVEALED On his Twitter account, Brian Shen revealed that the Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G is coming...