A couple of days ago, Realme launched the GT Neo in China, featuring the Dimensity 1200 SOC and a 120Hz AMOLED panel for a starting price of ¥1799. Today, Realme launched another phone in China named the X7 Pro Ultra, and it was quite a quiet announcement. As the name suggests, this is the upgraded version of Realme X7 Pro launched in China last year, powered by the Dimensity 1000+. Realme X7 Pro Ultra has the same chip, but there are some differences, such as a curved Super AMOLED panel instead of a flat one and three rear cameras instead of four. We wonder why Realme called it the “Pro Ultra” when it has some downgraded specs compared to the X7 Pro.
Design-wise, it looks similar to the Realme X7 from the back since there is a similar-looking triple camera module. On the front, however, it has a curved display, something that’s not there on either of the other X7 series phones. The hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera is present on the top left corner, and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack, as expected. The phone also has a flat top and bottom edges, showing that Realme has done a good job in terms of the design.
The panel on the front is a 6.55-inch flexible Super AMOLED by Samsung with Full-HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and up to 360Hz touch-sampling-rate. It is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 and features a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. As mentioned above, the Realme X7 Pro has a 120Hz flat flexible AMOLED panel from Samsung, so we are looking at a downgrade here.
Under the hood, Realme X7 Pro Ultra has the same Dimensity 1000+ SOC that powered the X7 Pro of last year. It is paired with 8GB or 12GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage. Interestingly, Realme did not mention the type of RAM and storage on the specifications page of the device. Assuming that they are of the same type as in the case of X7 Pro, there is LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage.
The phone has a 4,500mAh cell and supports 65W fast wired charging. There is no wireless charging support, and you do get the 65W adapter in the box. Realme UI 2.0 runs out of the box, which is based on Android 11.
While Realme X7 Pro had a Quad camera setup, Realme X7 Pro Ultra has a triple camera setup. There is a primary 64 Megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens, paired with an 8 Megapixel ultra-wide shooter and a 2 Megapixel macro camera. Realme X7 Pro had Sony IMX686 sensor, but there is no mention of the sensor on X7 Pro Ultra’s page, so we cannot say whether there is the same camera sensor or one from Samsung.