Realme has announced that it will enter the sub-$800 smartphone segment. The company’s founder and CEO Sky Li took to Twitter to confirm the company’s entry into the ultra-premium smartphone category. Li did not reveal any details regarding the launch timeline of Realme’s first smartphone priced over USD 800 (roughly Rs 59,500). However, considering that the year is about to end, we can expect some details early next year. Li also did not confirm the naming scheme of the ultra-premium category.
It’s official: realme to advance into high-end market with smartphones over USD800. What do you expect most from realme full flagship phone?
— Sky Li (@skyli_realme) November 12, 2021
Realme ultra-premium smartphone
Realme has been launching multiple smartphones under the GT-series in India and other markets. The Realme GT 5G is the company’s latest flagship, which is priced at Rs 37,999 in India. It also launched the GT Neo 2 in India earlier this year with a starting price of Rs 31,999. While these smartphones do offer excellent value-for-money with respect to performance, they offer an above-average camera system.
The upcoming Realme ultra-premium smartphone could focus on all the key areas that make it an ultimate flagship. These should include the display, camera, performance, battery, and build quality. We can expect Realme’s ultra-premium flagship to feature a QHD+ resolution display with high refresh rate support. The phone could also come with the upcoming Snapdragon 898 SoC and perhaps a 125W fast charging tech under the hood. Like most Realme premium phones, the USD 800 flagship is likely to pack a 5000 mAh battery.
The GT series has included up to a 64MP main camera and an 8MP ultrawide camera sensor along with a 2MP macro sensor. The next year’s ultra-premium phone could offer an all-around camera module, which could perhaps include a larger main camera sensor and high resolution ultrawide and telephoto camera. We are merely speculating as these are the basic features and specs that one should expect from a smartphone at that price point.
Software support would also be a key factor. With more and more companies offering longer software support, Realme too should provide up to 4 years of software updates for its flagship phone. What else do you want from Realme’s premium device? Do let us know in the comments below.