Realme India earlier today launched two new smartphones for the Indian market. The first handset – the Realme 3i – was an entry-level, sub-10K handset that is positioned between the Realme C2 and the Realme 3. The most important launch of the day, however, has to be that of the Realme X which the company has been teasing for quite some time now. This new handset is positioned above the Realme 3 Pro and packs in quite an impressive set of specifications. The pricing, too, has been excellent on the part of Realme. The Realme X is sure to go up against the soon-to-be-launched Redmi K20 whose pricing details remain under wraps as of now. Anyway, let us now take a closer look at the Realme X.
Realme X Specifications, Features
The Realme X is a large device and packs in a massive 6.53-inch display which is a tad larger than the usual 6 and 6.2-inch displays that have become common these days. The handset uses an AMOLED panel instead with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to a pop-up front-facing camera, the Realme X does not have a notch at the top of the display. For durability, the screen also uses Gorilla Glass 5. As expected of a device of this class, the Realme X gets an in-display fingerprint scanner which the company claims is 8% faster than their previous generation units.
The Realme X comes powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC that is also used on the Realme 3 Pro. This chipset is based on a 10nm manufacturing process and packs in the flagship grade Adreno 616 GPU for graphics. Expectations that that Realme X would launch with the newer Snapdragon 730 chipset did not materialize. The phone packs in a smaller battery than the Realme 3 Pro, and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. In our tests, however, the phone delivered excellent battery life and came close to delivering more than 6 hours of screen on time with the screen brightness set to 100%.
The camera setup on the Realme 3 Pro consists of a primary 48-megapixel rear camera mated to a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The primary camera supports a dedicated night mode called NightScape and Realme’s own Chroma boost mode that boosts colors and improved the dynamic range. The handset also has a competent AI scene recognition mode. In case you were wondering, the sensor used for the primary camera is the Sony IMX586. For the front camera, the Realme X uses a pop-up mechanism to house the 16-megapixel camera – which again uses a Sony sensor (IMX471).
Realme X Variants availability, price in India
The standard version of the Realme X is offered in two color options – Polar White and Space Blue with both these color options being offered in 4GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB RAM/Storage options. These two versions are priced at INR 16,999 AND INR 19,999 respectively. Realme has also announced the handset in a cooler looking ‘Master’ edition that is set to go on sale in August. This version of the phone will be sold in two color options; Onion and Garlic and will be available in only one version that gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The pricing of the ‘Master Edition’models remains the same. If that wasn’t all, another variant of the Realme X – this one a limited edition with the Spider-man: Far From Home Gift Box will also go on sale in August. This version of the phone will cost INR 20,999 making it the most expensive of the Realme X variants. The standard version of the handset will go on sale starting 24 July 12 pm. There is also a special sale for Realme fans on 18 July which Realme refers to as the#HateToWait sale.