Realme launched yet another phone today in China named Realme X2 & it is going to launch in India in December as the upgraded version of Realme XT. This is also the most powerful mid-range device Realme has launched so far since it packs the Snapdragon 730G SOC, which is currently the best offering from Qualcomm in the Snapdragon 7-series. The price is super aggressive in the Chinese market since it starts at Rs 1,599, which translates to around Rs 15,999 or $223.
REALME X2 – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
If you have seen the Realme XT, there is nothing new in terms of the design of the X2. It has the same Gorilla Glass 5 back panel, a vertically placed Quad Camera setup, in-display fingerprint scanner, & a display with a waterdrop notch on the front. So basically, the only difference is in terms of the specifications when you compare it to the Realme XT.
It has a USB Type-C port on the bottom alongside the 3.5mm headphone jack & the speaker grill. The back has a gorgeous pattern that Realme calls a Hyperbola 3D Glass design.
Unlike the Realme X that has a Full-Screen design & a pop-up selfie camera, the Realme X2 has a waterdrop notch that houses the front camera. So, to keep the price lower, Realme has done some cost-cutting here. The display on the front is a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full-HD+ panel with 91.9% screen-to-body ratio & Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SOC that’s based on the 8nm manufacturing process & has the Kryo 470 CPU with clock speed up to 2.2GHz. There is 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage. The storage is expandable via microSD card up to 256GB.
The camera setup is the same as that of Realme XT. So, there is a primary 64 Megapixel camera with the Samsung GW1 sensor & f/1.8 aperture, an 8 Megapixel secondary ultra-wide-angle camera with 119-degree FOV, a 2MP Depth Sensor & a 2MP Macro lens that supports focusing as close as 4cm for some great macro shots.
On the front, there is a single 32 Megapixel camera.
The rear camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps & there is also 960fps slow-motion video recording. For stable videos, there is EIS for both front & rear cameras.
The Realme X2 comes with a 4,000mAh battery & impressive 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 support. In the box, you get the VOOC Flash Charge adapter, so that’s great. ColorOS 6 runs out of the box with some tweaks from Realme & it’s based on Android 9 Pie.
REALME X2 – PRICE & AVAILABILITY
Realme X2 comes in two colors – Pearl White & Pearl Blue. There are two variants of the phone & the pricing is as follows –
- 6GB + 64GB – 1,599 Yuan (Rs 15,999 | $223)
- 8GB + 128GB – 1,899 Yuan (Rs 18,999 | $267)
For those customers who pre-order X2 between September 24-26, Realme is offering 100 Yuan discount which means in these days, you will be able to get the phone at just 1,499 Yuan or Rs 14,999. The phone can be pre-ordered in China from Realme’s official website & it will start shipping from September 27.
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