Earlier this week, Chinese smartphone major Realme – which also happens to be a sub-brand of OPPO – launched two new devices in India. The first handset to be announced was the Realme 3i which is an entry-level device priced under INR 10K. The second handset – also the more talked about of the two – was the Realme X which is positioned above the company’s budget offering, the Realme 3 Pro. Priced at INR 16,990 for the base variant, the Realme X makes for an interesting purchase if you are on the lookout for a new handset under the psychologically important INR 20K mark. While the first sale for the Realme X is scheduled for July 24, the company did announce a pre-launch sale called the Hate-to-wait sale for people who want to get hold of the Realme X before the others. This sale is scheduled to start at 8 PM tonight, July 18, 2019.
How to participate in the Realme X Hate to wait sale
The hate-to-wait sale for the Realme X is open to all users. All they need to do is to logon to Flipkart or on to Realme India’s online store at the designated time and make sure they add the phone to the cart as soon as possible. As the case is with flash sales, you need to be really quick in order to ensure you get the phone in your cart. Both the variants of the Realme X – the base 4GB+128GB and the pricier 8GB+128GB option – will be up for grabs during this sale.
Realme X Specifications, features
As mentioned earlier in this article, the Realme X is positioned slightly above the Realme 3 Pro from the same company. The phone features a large 6.53-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display does not have a notch thanks to the pop-up mechanism for the front-facing camera. The screen also uses Gorilla Glass 5 for durability. And yes, the display also houses the in-screen fingerprint scanner.
Powering the phone is the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC that is used on the Realme 3 Pro. Based on a 10nm manufacturing process, the Snapdragon 710 features the Adreno 616 GPU for graphics and is a pretty efficient chip. The phone comes in 4GB and 8GB RAM options with both these versions getting 128GB of storage. The handset also supports memory expansion using microSD cards. The camera setup on the Realme X includes a 48-megapixel primary camera mated to a 5-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, the phone uses a 15-megapixel sensor for the pop-up camera.
For a phone its size, the Realme X gets a relatively small battery at just 3765 mAh. That being said, thanks to the AMOLED panel and some great battery optimizations, the handset was able to deliver more than 6 hours of screen time during our tests, which is remarkable.
Do watch this space for a detailed review of the Realme X in the days to come.