After teasing the device for weeks, Realme has finally launched its flagship smartphone — the Realme X2 Pro. The handset made its debut earlier this morning at an event in China. While everyone thought that the Realme X2 Pro would compete with the Redmi K20 Pro, it turns out that the device aims even higher. It not only surpasses the Redmi K20 Pro in terms of specifications, but it also packs hardware that puts it in the league of the OnePlus 7T series. And you’ll be surprised to know that the one from Realme costs half of what the OnePlus 7T series does. Let’s not waste any more time and have a look at the specifications, pricing, and availability of the Realme X2 Pro.
Realme X2 Pro: Price, Availability
The Realme X2 Pro is priced at CNY 2,699 (INR 26,999 approximately) for 6GB + 64GB variant, CNY 2,899 (INR 28,999 approximately) for 8GB + 128GB variant, and CNY 3,299 (INR 32,999 approximately) for 12GB + 256GB variant. The device will go on sale in China starting on the 18th of October. The brand, unfortunately, hasn’t announced the availability details for markets outside China, but the brand might announce details regarding Indian launch soon as it one of the biggest markets for Realme.
Realme X2 Pro Specifications
The Realme X2 Pro comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display having a Full HD+ resolution. That’s pretty usual at this price point, right? Well, how about the fact that the display has a 90Hz refresh rate? I am sure you didn’t expect it in a smartphone of this price range. And yes, the Realme X2 Pro is the most affordable smartphone in the world to feature a 90Hz screen. That’s not all. The display offers a jaw-dropping, 1000-nit brightness. You find displays with such brightness in only high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, and Apple iPhone 11 series. Moreover, the display features 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, HDR 10+, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Realme could have equipped the X2 Pro with the Snapdragon 855 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 855+ and justified the decision by saying that this is an affordable device, but Realme didn’t do that. The brand, while keeping the device cost low, has somehow managed to put the Snapdragon 855+ SoC in the X2 Pro. The device comes in three configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. The base variant comes with UFS 2.1 storage, whereas the other two models have faster, UFS 3.0 storage. The Realme X2 Pro ships with the Android 9 Pie operating system featuring Color OS 6.1 customization. And the brand has promised to update the device to Android 10 OS.
Imaging is where most affordable flagships fail to compete with high-end phones. Well, the Realme X2 Pro tries to close-in the gap. The device features a quad-camera setup at the rear. And the highlight of this setup that it has a 64MP primary camera. This is the same camera sensor that is in the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Anyway, it uses pixel-binning and produces 16MP final images. However, you can override settings to get a solid, 64MP image. Then comes the 13MP telephoto sensor; it has a 2x optical zoom and PDAF. There is also an 8MP ultrawide camera onboard, which, unlike ultrawide cameras in other smartphones, has PDAF. And that’s to help the camera take macro photos. This camera can also record 960 frames per second slow-motion videos at HD resolution. Lastly, you get a 2MP depth sensor. Realme has used a 16MP front-facing selfie camera, and even it features pixel-binning technology to help in lowlight conditions. With pixel-binning enabled, you get 4MP images. However, you can turn it off to get 16MP photos.
The Realme X2 Pro features a 4000mAh battery, which is quite usual in smartphones of this segment. However, what is not usual, is that the smartphone features lightning-fast, 50W SuperVOOC Flash Charge. And the brand claims that at this rate, the Realme X2 Pro will charge from zero percent to a hundred percent in just 35 minutes. That’s quite spectacular, in my opinion, especially when you consider that the Galaxy Note 10, which cost three times higher than Realme X2 Pro, features slightly slower, 45W charging. Other brands seriously need to learn from Realme. What is even impressive is that the device ships with a 50W charger in the box. To top off things, you get stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio certification, linear vibration motor, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 rear panel.