Following weeks of speculation and leaks, Realme finally announced the launch of its brand new X7 series mid-range handsets earlier today in China. As confirmed by the company late last month, the Realme X7 series is a brand new lineup from the brand and claims to feature a completely new design when compared to existing Realme products. Both the new handsets feature high-end MediaTek SoCs, with the Realme X7 becoming the first handset to come powered by the MediaTek DimensityU processor. The Realme X7 Pro, on the other hand, gets the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC. Both the handsets feature 65W fast charging support and sports 64MP quad rear cameras.
Let us now take a closer look at both the handsets.
Realme X7, X7 Pro specifications, features
Even though the Realme X7 and the X7 Pro may look similar from a distance, there are subtle physical differences between the two. The Realme X7 Pro is the slightly larger of the two and also weighs slightly more. While the Realme X7 carries a heft of around 175g, the Pro variant is marginally heavier at 184g. The larger size of the X7 Pro also means it gets a bigger display as well – measuring in at 6.55-inches as opposed to the 6.4-inch panel used on the Realme X7. Both the phones get a Super AMOLED display with support for FHD+ resolution, and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Realme hasn’t listed support for high refresh rate in the Realme X7 – but it does support a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The Realme X7 Pro supports 120 Hz refresh rate as well as 240Hz touch sampling. The display used on both the phones are flat and also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. The panel also houses a punch hole for the front-facing camera.
Powering the Realme X7 is the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, which is based on a 7nm manufacturing process and gets an octa-core CPU and the Mali-G57 GPU for graphics. The phone gets up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The Realme X7 Pro gets the even more powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC, which is also based on a 7nm manufacturing process and has an octa-core CPU that is clocked faster than the one on the Dimensity 800U. For graphics, this handset gets the powerful 9-core Mali-G77 GPU. At launch, both the phones run Android 10 beneath Realme UI.
While the Realme X7 gets a 4,300mAh battery, the Realme X7 Pro has a larger 4,500mAh battery. Both devices feature support for 65W SuperDart charging technology and can go from no charge to 100 percent in just 35 minutes. While the Realme X7 gets a single bottom speaker, the Pro variant gets a proper stereo speaker setup.
Realme X7, X7 Pro camera features, specifications
The quad-camera setup on the Realme X7 includes the following sensor-lens combination
- 64MP primary camera, f/1.8 resolution
- 8MP Ultra Wide f/2.3, 119-degree FOV
- 2MP f/2.4 portrait camera
- 2MP f/2.4 macro camera
At the front, the Realme X7 gets a single 32MP camera with an 85-degree FOV, f/2.5 aperture, and a 5p lens.
Moving to the Realme X7 Pro, the specifications are as follows.
- 64MP, F/1.8 Super Wide-angle, Sony IMX686 lens
- 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, f/2.25 aperture ad 119-degree FOV
- 2MP f/2.4 retro portrait cameras
- 2MP macro, f/2.4 aperture
Note that both the handsets capture excellent images and comes loaded with several camera-centric features.
Realme X7, Realme X7 Pro pricing, availability
Both the handsets give consumers the option to choose between multiple storage and RAM options. Here are the various options set to go on sale in China starting September 7.
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 1,799 Yuan (~$264)
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 2,399 Yuan (~$352
Realme X7 Pro
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 2,199 Yuan (~$323)
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 2,499 Yuan (~$364)
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 3,199 Yuan (~$469
Realme has already started taking preorders for the Realme X7 series. Both the phones will go on sale starting September 7, 2020. Details about a possible international (and Indan) launch remain under wraps.