A few years ago the main trend was smartphones featuring lots of features, online mobile games and multiple cameras. As to be expected, the more cameras a phone had, the more effusive were the bragging rights. These days, most smartphones on the market have multiple cameras, with some being so festooned with cameras -especially on the back.
Now, it seems the age of multiple cameras has passed, or at least slowed down, with the next big thing being 5G smartphones. More and more of such smartphones are being launched, primarily by such phone makers like Samsung and Huawei. Not to be outdone, Chinese phone maker Realme has revealed that it plans to unleash its own 5G smartphones on the ever-dynamic Indian market soon.
Realme Gets Real
Just last month, Realme confirmed that it aims to launch 5G-enabled smartphones in India, but only when the network for it has been completed. The exact completion date for the Indian 5G network appears iffy, with the result that Realme has so far been unable to decisively state if it will roll out 5G smartphones in India within this year, or if Indian consumers will have to wait till next year for what folks in a few other countries have begun taking for granted..
The CEO of the company, Madhav Sheth recently disclosed on Twitter that his company plans to start offering 5G-enabled smartphones as of this year. While this is commendable, questions still remain.
For one, left unsaid is if Realme plans to roll out a new 5G smartphone specifically for the Indian market, or if it will offer Indian users the 5G variant of its very fabulous Realme X. According to reports, the 5G variant of this smartphone has the uber-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip sitting pretty under the hood and is jam-packed with lots of class-leading features.
Quite Recently, Realme brought its new Realme X to the Chinese market, which is one of the biggest on the globe. This is its very first phone with a pop-up selfie cam that takes the most amazing pics while eliminating the dreaded notch.
Realme has as well revealed plans to launch the phone in India as soon as possible, with all three variants of the phone scheduled to be available. This launch will take place around the middle of this year, with prices ranging from Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000 according to variant.
X Games With The Realme X
The Realme X is equipped with a 16 MP selfie snapper that has a Sony IMX471 sensor and an aperture of f/2.0. On the back is a double rear camera setup, with the main one being a 48MP shooter that has an f 1.7 aperture, plus LED flash. Complementing it is a 5MP secondary camera that works overtime making sure that its big brother takes the most amazing and fantastic pictures.
Just after a day when Xiamoi unveils details about its 64-megapixel camera phone, Realme also had details to tell about its upcoming smartphone. At its camera innovation press conference in New Delhi on Thursday, the company revealed that it will be launching a smartphone equip with a quad-camera 64-megapixel lens in India before Diwali, which means before October 27.
Realme didn't share any specs but the Chinese smartphone company did reveal that it is using Samsung's ISOCELL bright GW1 sensor for the upcoming 64-MP camera phone. The upcoming Realme 5 and Realme5 Pro will also feature the quad-camera setup with a 64-MP primary shooting lens. There are reports of Realme working together with Samsung for a long time, even before ISOCELL bright GW1 went into production.
The company said, "We have been working closely with Samsung ISOCELL and created prototypes to start our development and testing work before GW1 was manufactured. Our goal was to make a camera with the highest resolution in the market,"
Realme further announced that the quad-camera setup will include a super wide-angle, 2x telephoto lens, ultra macro photography and expert m "The new Full-Function Quad Camera System on our smartphones will be packed with various features like Ultra Resolution, Super Wide Angle, Ultra Macro and Ultra Nightscape to provide our users an excellent camera experience," Meanwhile, Xiaomoi on Wednesday announced that it will launch a 64-MP camera phone under the Redmi brand in India. The company is also planning to bring a 100-MP camera phone under the MI-brand.
The specifications of an unknown Realme XT Pro just got leaked via a benchmark listing. According to the sources, the device is powered by the latest Snapdragon 730G chipset and the new 64MP quad-camera setup. The company has stepped on the gas with several smartphones it is launching this year. Along with the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro being launched in August, now we have the Realme XT as well as the Realme Q being released in September. The leaked spec sheet suggest another high-end Realme device ready to be launched in the market.
Just like its predecessors and other devices, even the reported Realme XT Pro will feature a four-camera system. It will have a 64MP f/1.8 primary camera, implementing the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor. It also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 119 degree field-of-view, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera will house a 32MP lens. The camera specs are very similar to the Realme XT. However, the key difference comes with the processing ability that is similar to what powered the Redmi K20. This is so most powerful snapdragon chipset so far, which also beats the processing speed of 845 and 855. According to the listing, it will be paired with 8GB of RAM and UFS 2.1 storage.
The upcoming Realme XT pro seems to like be pretty much like the Realme XT, which is not surprising. This includes a 6.4-inch AMOLED display panel with a Full HD+ resolution. For the security purpose, the device is using an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometrics. The battery is rated at 4,000mAh with support for 30W VOOC fast charging from the 20W we are used to seeing from other Realme devices. It is unclear if the smartphone uses a pop-up camera for the selfies as we have it on the Realme X, or there will be a different housing.
Realme is making news again. The company seems ready to compete with giants in the mobile manufacturing industry. It has launched a few mobile phones in almost every price category. Its latest smartphone, the Realme X2 is great phone from the company. The Chinese tech startup is also venturing out in the wearable category and has launched true wireless earphones in the Realme Buds Air.
The Realme X2 was launched in China a few months back and has now made its way to Indian market. It is essentially an upgraded version of Realme XT smartphone which was powered by the Snapdragon 712 chipset. In comparison, the Realme X2 gets the snapdragon 730G processor with Adreno 618 GPU. In the indian market, the Realme X2 will face off against the likes of Samsung Galaxy A80, Oppo Reno 2, Redmi K20, and also the Redmi K30 when it launches in the country.
Other specs of the Realme X2 are pretty similar to the Realme XT. It gets the same 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor to act as the security layer. The phone has a large enough 4,000mAh battery with VOOC flash charge 4.0. This means the phone as a greater charging speed than its predecessor. The device has Android 9 with ColorOS 6.1, but it will be upgraded to ColorOS 7 based on Android 10.
The phone has a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The video camera specs is similar to Realme XT smartphone. With this device you can shoot up to 4K videos at 30fps while the 1080 mode goes up to 60fps. The phone is dual sim and has face-unlock feature as well. The Realme X2 is available in peral green, pearl white, and pearl blue colors and weigh only 182g.
As we progress more in the year 2020, the 5G is becoming more affordable every day, as Realme has become the latest mobile phone company to launch an inexpensive 5G capable handset. There was a much anticipation and hype around the phone due to its high refresh rate. The phone has been popped up on the company's Chinese website, offering an official look at the phone's specs and features. The device has 5G network support, a 120Hz refresh rate that makes it the first Realme device to have such a higher rate. The phone has 6.57-inch display that results in a 90.4% screen-to-body ratio. The display also has a full HD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution and 5th generation Gorilla Glass protection.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 765G chipset. And all of this is available on just $360. The phone is available for sale only in china this instance but we can expect it in other parts of the world soon. The Realme X50 5G sports Qualcomm's latest super-fast Snapdragon 765G chipset that allows the users to experience the integrated X42 5G modem and Qualcomm's extra gaming performance and features. The device comes with Android 10 out of the box.
However, this is the first phone to feature Realme UI instead of ColorOS interface. The user interface offers a very familiar color palette and flat icon design that isn't much different from the Oppo's ColorOS interface. Realme UI offers much better performance than the ColorOS. For example, it has a 20% less memory usage. It starts apps 14% faster and gives 40% improved battery life. The device comes in three variants of memory. There is 6GB, 8GB, and 12G RAM options with either 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.1 memory. You won't be short of memory with the higher tier of the RAM.
Realme India is launching a new phone and has already started to sent out invites to the launch of the Realme X50 Pro 5G in India. The interesting thing here is that the device supports 5G connectivity and users have to pay for this extra feature, but there is no 5G in India yet. The 5G-enabled flagship smartphone will be launched in India on February 24 at an event in New Delhi at 2:30 PM IST. The company announced to release the phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on the same day. Since the event has already canceled due to mobile manufacturers leaving the event after the Coronavirus outbreak. Realme X50 Pro 5G will now make its debut at an online-only event.
Realme is proud to announce that India will have its first 5G smartphone, as it will be launched a day before the iQOO 35G in the country. While 5G support will undoubtedly make the Realme X50 Pro 5G future-poof. Although not many people would buy the phone just for this feature alone, this will be India's first 5G device. So far, there are three companies are ready for 5G trials, but commercial 5G rollout in the country seems a distant dream.
Realme X50 Pro 5G will be powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 865 processor. Realme has also confirmed that the phone will have a 90Hz AMOLED display with dual-punch cameras, a 4500mAh battery, and 65W super dart fast charging technology. The screen is 6.5-inches and has 1080 x 2400 pixels. The device has corning gorilla glass. It has built-in 256GB storage and 12GB RAM. It has a quad-camera system that supports 64MP primary camera, 12MP, 8MP, and 2MP camera lenses. For the front camera, it uses a 32MP and 8MP camera lens. For security, the device uses fingerprint scanning technology.
Realme has come a long way since early 2018 as the Xiamoi subbrand. The company focused on budget-friendly phones and then moved to the higher-end smartphones that have proved to be quite successful so far. Realme launched its first flagship device last year, known as Realme X2 Pro, and now they have launched their first 5G smartphone - the Realme X50 Pro 5G.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G has an all-metal casing with a quad-camera system on the rear side along with a bezel-less display. On the front, you can see a dual-camera cut-out. This may seem like a repeated design but maybe the company didn't want to do much experiment with the look. The back cover is available in Rust Red and Moss Green colors. The phone seems pretty thick for many, but the additional thickness may not bother you as it feels quite comfortable in the hands. There is a pair of front-facing speakers that are pretty good in terms of quality. The phone has an extra in-display optical fingerprint scanner for security.
The Realme X50 is one of the first devices in the market to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The processing chip is launched back in December of 2019 and offers almost 25% greater performance than its predecessor Snapdragon 855, and even more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 855. The Adreno 650 GPU follows a similar approach with a 20% faster image rendering when compared to the older version.
The device also comes with a charging brick that lets you charge your phone from 0 to 100 percent in less than 40 minutes. Leave it on charge for ten minutes and you are good to go for a few hours. The phone tends to heat up a bit when charging but it cools down pretty quickly. The only con you can say here is not-so-long battery life. You may have to charge your phone more than once in a day if you are a heavy user.
It's been only a few weeks since the Realme 6 series has launched, and now the company has released another Realme 6 series device. It's Realme 6i that was previously spotted in an FCC filing. It features MediaTek's Helio G80, with a quad-camera setup and a massive 5,000mAh battery. The design of Realme 6i hasn't changed much from its predecessor Realme 5i. The device has 6.5-inch HD+ with waterdrop notch, 89.9% screen-to-body ratio.
It comes with two variants in terms of storage. The phone has 3GB RAM/64GB storage and another variant has 4GB RAM /128GB storage. The phone comes with 18W fast charging and reverse wired charging. For security, it uses a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The rear camera system comes in 48MP primary sensor lens, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera uses a 16MP lens. The device hasn't made any significant improvements to its hardware or display. It comes with Realme UI based interface with Android 10 out of the box.
Other key upgrades over its predecessor include a USB Type-C port for charging, data syncing, and Android 10. The device will have a 3.5mm headphone jack and a dedicated microSD card slot for expansion. Realme has introduced a new range of colors - white milk and green tea with a reflective vertical pattern. The devices are available at $180 for 3GB version and $215 for the 4GB version. Pre-orders for the devices are scheduled to start in Myanmar and the device will be available from March 29. As of now, the company hasn't announced any date for launch in India, but we expect the company to announce the launch in the coming weeks.
Realme announced its latest smartphone which can be classified based on its price as a mid-range smartphone but it has a feature that not even flagship smartphone has. Realme is bringing its new smartphone Realme X3 superZoom this week in Europe. The phone's main selling point is its 60x zoom camera system. While the primary focus is on its camera specs, other hardware specs are pretty good too.
It features a previous year's 855+ processor, which is considered quite powerful for this year smartphone. It has 128G RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The phone isn't also 5G capable as the older chip doesn't support 5G connectivity. The company has made it clear that they are looking for high-end features at a low cost and not necessarily the latest hardware.
The Realm X3 superZoom camera is special with its 8MP f3.4 telephoto camera with OIS that supports 5x optical zoom and up to 60x digital zoom. The primary camera module features a 64MP high-resolution lens along with another 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 2MP macro camera. As for the front camera, you get a large 32MP primary shooter paired with an 8MP wide-angle shooter for selfies. As the phone is camera-centric, it comes with a large 4,200mAh battery so you can take pictures all day long without needing it to recharge it several times a day. It also supports 30W fast charging.
The Realme X3 superZoom uses a dense plastic frame with a glass body on the backside. The phone is available in Arctic White and silverfish-color that gives the phone a very elegant look. The matte-like finish also ensures that the back is not a fingerprint magnet. The rear camera, which protrudes a bit from the body, consists of four cameras - in line with other Realme higher-end devices.
We already know that Realme X3 SuperZoom will be launching in India but there isn't any official announcement yet. However, we don't have to wait as recently, an Indian blog, 91Mobiles, has revealed that the Realme X3 superzoom will be announced on June 26. This information was provided by a realtor. The device has already launched in Europe and the launch date in India is exactly a month after its first debut. There is no mention if the phone is launched in an unveiling event with any other phone or not, but we may expect at least one more mobile with it.
Another product that may launch on this event is the Realme Buds Q. The TWS earbuds were already launched in Europe and China last month, and will also be available in India as well. The device is set to be sold under $30. The Realme X3 SuperZoom launch event will be the perfect chance to announce the earbuds.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom has a price tag of INR 42,738 in Europe. While the Indian market gets the discounted price due to the difference in price. It may be around INR 40,000 when launches. It may have a slightly different processor as hinted by the company's CMO. The phone has a 6.6-inch Full HD display with a staggering 120Hz refresh rate. The display has a punch hole camera for two selfie cameras - a 32MP primary camera lens and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera lens.
The device is powered by Snapdragon 855+ processor under the hood along with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Realme X3 SuperZoom also has a 64Mp quad-camera with a 5x optical zoom and 60x digital zoom. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. Its battery is 4200mAh and there is support for 30W fast wired charging. The Phone comes with Android 10.
Realme released the C-series smartphone in Malaysia last week, and now the company has teased the next phone for the Indian smartphone market - that's Realme C11. The news was confirmed at the official page at the social networking site - Twiter. In a tweet, the company revealed that the next phone in the C-series, known as Realme C11 is coming soon to India. This is the only phone by Realme to be launched in this quarter at least. As Realme India CEO further added in his tweet, we can expect other smartphones in the same series later this year.
He also claimed that there are 7.5million uses in India that have bought their C-series phones. In a follow-up tweet, the company asked his user to keep an eye for the next exciting addition in the series. As per the news, the company is also planning to add one more stylish product to attract young consumers who are also budget-conscious. It makes sense that we don't have to wait for too long as the phone is already launched in Malaysia just last week. There isn't any news on where else the phone is going to be launched so far.
The Realme C11 is going to be launched with a single variant of 2GB memory and 32GB internal storage that is priced at around Rs. 7,500. It is expected that after taxes the phone is going to be less than Rs.10,000. The Realme C3 was launched in India at Rs.6,999 in February this year. The phone will be powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 S0C, along with 2GB. It features a 6.50inch HD_ display with 1,600 pixels and a notch for the selfie camera. For photography, you can find a dual-camera setup on the rear side of the phone. The device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery.
Realme was founded as a sub-brand of OPPO and after Oppo launched its super-fast charging technology, having the same technology for Realme makes sense. Just a day after OPPO announced it is super-fast wired charging technology and 65W AirVOOC wireless charging technology, Realme came up with is own 125W fast charging technology, called Realme 125W Ultra Dart fast charging. This didn't come up as a surprise as the company has already hinted about it a few weeks ago.
According to the company's claim, the technology is brand new and can charge a 4,000mAh battery up to 33 percent with wired charger in just 3 minutes. It is said that the company is using a three-way charging solution to increase speed. The three-way charge simultaneously pumps step-down voltage to maximize the charging power and also reduce the heat dissipation along the way. This three-way solution and the entire charging process has been optimizing to be used in smartphones, as these mobile phones are small devices and have their cooling requirements. This technology can result in an ultra-high conversion rate of 98 percent.
The new charging technology has a flip-chip structure that shortens the current path between the Type-C port and reduces the heat source. It also adopts an ultra-thin soaking plate to conduct the high-temperature efficiently. This helps to absorb and reduce the heat energy being produced during the charging process. As per the company, they have combined the thermal conductive gel and multi-layer graphite sheet, which lowers the temperate and keeps it under 40-degree Celsius.
To support this Realme 125W ultra dart fast charging technology, a dual Type-C charging cable is used. Also, this technology isn't limited to smartphones alone and can be used with other devices with high-power requirements such as notebooks. The technology is pretty much backward-compatible with Dart, Warp, VOOC, and SuperVOOC 2.0 charging technologies.
Realme is ready to launch its next flagship smartphone - Realme 6i on July 24, Friday at noon. Flipkart has already uploaded a dedicated web page to show off the phone and its specification detail. As per the specs listing on Flipkart, the device is powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T SoC. Only a day ago, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth tweeted that the Realme 6 series will be updated with a powerful addition. The phone was already expected in the mid of this month. Several reports suggest that new Realme 6 device may be launched alongside the Realme C11. Flipkart also listed some details on the device but later on the website took off the page.
Yesterday, Sheth announce about the new addition to the Realme 6 series on Twitter. He said, "Expanding this series soon with another powerful addition!". While the tweet didn't mention any specific model of the upcoming phone, it set off some ripples that Realme may be teasing the imminent launch of the Realme 6i in India. The same phone has already launched in Myanmar in March, but the model expected in India is also rumored to be the rebranded version of the Realm 6s, which was launched in Europe in May.
The specs listed on Flipkart's explore Realme 6i features. As mentioned above the phone is powered by the powerful processor MediaTek Helio G90T Soc, specially tuned for gaming on phones. The images placed on the web page show more details on the design aspects. The phone is going to have a hole-punch design on the front side with a quad-camera setup on the rear side. The phone is expected to be the rebranded version of the Realme 6s. The phone features an Android 10-based Realme user interface, a 6.5-inch full HD+ display with 1080 x 2400 pixels, LCD hole-punch display with 90Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Helio processor, a 4GB RAM, 64GB built-in internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot.
To keep your phone out of the hands of unwanted access, the phone uses a side-mounted fingerprint reader. The phone has a 4,300mAh battery with 30W flash charge support. Connectivity options on the Realme 6s include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and more. The device has a quad-camera system aligned vertically with a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP secondary, and two 2MP cameras.
The Oppo K3 offers a lot of the similar specs as the Realme X at almost same price. As the Oppo K3 goes on sale on Amazon today, here is a quick look of their specs to decide which phone you should buy. The Oppo K3 has has 6.5-inch super AMOLED display, a pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, VOOC 3.0 fast charging, and powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset, which are the features on Realme X as well. So which is the better one?
The Realme X was launched a few weeks ago as the strong competitor of premium smartphones. The Oppo K3 was launched in India last week. The Realme X was launched in India earlier this month starting at Rs 16,999. It has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, while the upper mode with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is available at Rs 19,999. The Realme X is available in Polar white and space blue colors and will see its first sale on July 24 at 12Pm on flipkart and realme.com The Oppo K3 has similar price but offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage for the base model and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Oppo K3 will go on sale for the first time on Tuesday, July 23 at 12pm on Amazon India.
Both smartphones have edge-to-edge, full screen displays without any notch or punch hole cutout. The offer over 91 percent screen ratio and they both have super AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution. For security, they have in-display fingerprint sensor. Both have pop-up camera that rises for the top center of the frame instead of notch. Both has Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and dual SIM slot. The Oppo K3 has 16MP + 2MP dual camera and the RealMe X has 48MP +5MP camera. Both cameras work good at day light.