OPPO‘s sub-brand Realme has been giving a tough fight to the current Indian smartphone market leader Xiaomi. Realme has entered the Chinese market today with the launch of the Realme X and the Realme X Lite. Realme will now directly compete with Honor and Xiaomi’s Redmi series devices in China with its cost-effective smartphones.
The Realme X is the company’s most premium smartphone yet, complete with premium features such as an AMOLED screen, an in-display fingerprint reader, Snapdragon 710 chipset, a 48MP camera on the rear and a USB Type-C port. The Realme X Lite, on the other hand, is a rebranded Realme 3 Pro (Review), which was launched in India last month. There’s also a special edition variant of the Realme X, which comes in Onion and White Garlic colors.
Realme X, Realme X Lite Price, Sale Date
Realme X has a starting price of CNY 1,499 in China. The phone will be available in two colors: Punk Blue and Steam White. The Realme X Lite will carry a starting price tag of CNY 1,199, and it will. Here’s the pricing of all the variants:
- Realme X 4GB RAM+64GB storage: CNY 1,499 (around INR 15,520)
- Realme X 6GB RAM+64GB storage: CNY 1,599 (around INR 16,555)
- Realme X 8GB RAM+128GB storage: CNY 1,799 (around INR 18,626)
- Realme X Special Edition 8GB RAM+128GB storage: CNY 1,899 (around INR 19,661)
- Realme X Lite 4GB RAM+64GB storage: CNY 1,199 (around INR 12,413)
- Realme X Lite 6GB RAM+64GB storage: CNY 1,299 (around INR 13,449)
- Realme X Lite 6GB RAM+128GB storage: CNY 1,499 (around INR 15,520)
The Realme X and the Realme X Lite will be available for pre-sale on JD.com, Tmall, and Suning from 10 AM on May 20, 2019.
Realme X Features, Specifications
Although the Realme X looks similar to the Realme 3 Pro, it comes with a few important upgrades. It has a larger and higher-resolution camera sensor on the rear, an AMOLED screen, and an in-display fingerprint reader. The phone features a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a completely bezel-less front design. The screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 panel. Moreover, the Realme X is also the first phone from the company to feature a 6th-generation under-display optical fingerprint reader. The phone’s back has the same S-shaped concurrent lines pattern that debuted with the Realme 3 Pro.
In the imaging department, the Realme X comes loaded with a dual-camera setup, consisting of a 48MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. The 48MP camera is from Sony which has a sensor size of 1/2-inch and F1.7 aperture. The secondary camera sensor acts as a depth sensing unit, allowing users to capture images with background blur effect. There are Chroma Boost, HDR, Nightscape, and Portrait modes for improved imaging. The phone can also record 4K and 1080p resolution videos at 30 frames per second. It can also record 720p and 1080p slow-motion videos at 960fps and 120fps, respectively.
At the front, the Realme X makes use of a pop-up mechanism to hide the selfie camera inside the body when it’s not being used. It is a 16MP (Sony IMX471) front-facing camera that can be used to capture selfies, make video calls, or to use the face unlock feature.
The Realme X runs Android 9.0 (Pie)-based ColorOS 6.0. It is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, 6GB RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. There are variants with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage space as well. On top of that, you can expand the storage space using a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone also features GPS, a dedicated dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port.
The Realme X is powered by a 3700mAh battery and it is compatible with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging. Thankfully, a compatible 20W VOOC 3.0 charger comes bundled with a box so that you won’t have to spend the extra dough on a fast charger. Also, the phone features a USB Type-C port.
Realme X Lite Features, Specifications
The Realme X Lite is a renamed Realme 3 Pro. It features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. The phone runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0, and uses the Snapdragon 710 chipset, up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. The Realme X Lite has a 16MP+5MP dual-camera setup on the rear and a 25MP front-facing camera. The phone is powered by a 4045mAh battery, which is compatible with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.