Realme X Preview: Finally Evolving To A Higher Price?
Realme is having its best time in India, which saw them successfully make a dent in the highly competitive budget segment. Now, they plan on replicating the same success in a slightly higher price segment, starting with the Realme X. The phone will be launching in China on May 15, and should then be coming to India.
The Realme X will be their most expensive phone till data, possibly crossing the 20k mark in India. The most important change comes with the chipset, with the all-new Snapdragon 730 chipset. This 8nm chipset should be considerably faster than the Snapdragon 710 it succeeds, with 8 cores at up to 2.2 GHz. That will be paired with 4 or 6GB of RAM, but an 8GB variant could also make a debut.
The other big upgrade comes in the design department. Until now, their phones have had pretty conventional designs except for variations in the back. The Realme X could sport a glass back with a gradient finish while the display will do away with the notch in favour of a pop-up selfie, like the one we saw on the Oppo F11 Pro. Realme is a subsidiary of Oppo and does not shy away from borrowing a few pages from their book.
That pop-up mechanism will house a 16-megapixel camera for selfies. The primary camera will be a 48-megapixel sensor, assisted by a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. We really liked the camera package on the cheaper Realme 3 Pro, and expect the Realme X to fare even better.
The battery capacity is expected to be around 3,700 mAh with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging. Realme is yet to release a phone with a USB Type-C connector, but the CEO did hint at one coming really soon. Could the Realme X break the deadlock?
The phone is expected to be around the 25k segment when it comes to India, but they could surprise us. The phone will go up against Redmi’s upcoming premium mid-range phone which should be priced similarly. Official confirmations are yet to arrive but those shouldn’t be far.