Realme has just unveiled India’s first 64MP camera smartphone with the unveiling of the Realme XT at an event in Bangalore today. Apart from the 64MP shooter which is the USP of the handset, the Realme XT also stands out with a premium build, powerful processor, and a good 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 making it a very hard to resist device at its price point. Speaking of which, the Realme XT starts at Rs 15,999 which is Rs 2,000 more than the company’s own Realme 5 Pro. The OPPO spin-off also announced a more powerful Realme XT 730G at the same event set to release in December.
Starting with the build, the Realme XT makes the jump to a premium glass build with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and smooth curved edges on the rear. Realme likes to call it Hyperbola Design. The 6.4-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display not only has an in-screen fingerprint reader (Goodix 3.0) but also slim bezels resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9 percent. This display is powered by a 4,000mAh battery that can be juiced up quickly with the in-box VOOC 3.0 charger. At the heart of the handset is the Snapdragon 712 AIE chipset, a 10nm octa-core CPU accompanied by the Adreno 616 GPU.
Coming to the big highlight, the 64MP main camera is a Samsung GW1 Bright sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. It sits in line with an 8MP ultrawide lens and a couple of 2MP sensors one of which is a depth and the other is a macro lens. The front lens is a Sony IMX471 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The out-of-the-box software is Color OS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie but Android 10 is promised to come soon.
Coming to pricing, the 4GB + 64GB model will retail for Rs 15,999, the 6GB + 64GB model will cost Rs 16,999, and the top-end 8GB + 128GB model will cost Rs 18,999. The realme XT comes in Pearl White and Pearl Blue paint jobs.