Update: New teasers for the sale of the Realme X have gone live over on Flipkart. This hints towards the smartphone being a Flipkart Exclusive product in India. We wouldn’t be surprised if this is the case as other Realme offerings in the country have also been exclusively sold via Flipkart. Apart from this, the Realme X should also go on sale via Realme’s own online store.
OPPO’s successful sub-brand Realme is all set to launch the company’s new smartphone, the Realme X in India on July 15. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth and the company’s official Twitter handle has, over the past few days, been on a social-media overdrive in a bid to promote the upcoming device. Just a few hours after Realme’s official Twitter handle talked about their Spider-Man: Far From Home Gift Box that comes with a Spider-Man theme and an exclusively designed protective cover, Madhav has tweeted an image of what looks like the retail box of the Realme X.
— Madhav X (@MadhavSheth1) July 3, 2019
The India launch of the Realme X comes exactly two months after this phone went on sale in China.
Realme X: What’s new?
The Realme X is widely thought to be an upgraded version of the Realme 3 Pro which was released a few months ago in India. Both these devices share several design traits. The Realme X being the pricier of the two, however, gets a few tricks up its sleeve to justify its higher price.
The Realme X gets a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. This panel also integrates a sixth-generation in-display fingerprint scanner. Another noticeable omission is the display notch which has been dumped in favor of a pop-up front camera. The display also gets a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for durability. Like its sibling the Realme 3 Pro, the Realme X also gets the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset to do all the number-crunching. While we still don’t know the storage variants in which the Realme 3 X would be launched in India, it won’t be wrong to expect 4GB+64GB, and an 8GB+128GB versions. At launch, the phone will run OPPO’s revamped ColorOS 6 atop an Android 9 Pie core.
The battery capacity on the Realme X is slightly lower than what we saw on the Realme 3 Pro (3700 mAh as opposed to 4045 mAh). But you do get OPPO’s 20W VOOC 3,0 fast charging technology. Connectivity options are aplenty with support for USB Type-C, dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual band Wi-Fi.
Realme X: Camera and Imaging
While the Realme 3 Pro has proved to be a good competitor to the Redmi Note 7 series, one area where the former lagged behind the latter is the overall camera resolution. Realme has fixed that ‘problem’ with the Realme X. This new device now comes with a 48MP primary camera which is mated to a 5MP depth sensor. The primary sensor is Sony’s popular IMX586 which is mated to an f/1.7 lens. With this sensor, the Realme X’s camera performance is expected to be on par with the competition. As for the front facing camera, this one will use a 16MP sensor
It would be interesting to see the pricing of the Realme X especially when you consider the fact that Xiaomi is also about to launch its new K20 Series smartphones at around the same time.