Realme officially unveiled its Realme X and Realme X Lite smartphones on Wednesday in China. Realme X incorporates a pop-up selfie camera, a 48MP rear camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner as its main highlights. Whereas, the latter is a rebranded version of Realme 3 Pro. That said, the company has now officially confirmed that the Realme X will launch soon in India.
The announcement comes from the Realme India’s CEO Madhav Seth. On his Twitter account, Madhav mentioned that Realme X is soon coming to India. Note that the device already received certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and hence was speculated to launch in India forthwith.
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) May 15, 2019
Realme X Specifications, Features
The Realme X sports a 6.53-inch AMOLED display with a full-HD+ resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. Sourced from Samsung, the panel bears Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and aids for an impressive 91.2 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The all-screen display has a 6th generation optical in-display fingerprint sensor. It is claimed to be 65 per cent faster than the previous generation.
Under the hood, the phone gets powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. The company is touting the presence of a copper pipe cooling for reducing the temperature by up to 15.2 per cent while gaming.
In the camera department, the Realme X features a 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor with a 6P lens having an aperture of f/1.7. There’s a 5MP secondary sensor supplemented by an LED flash. The camera app incorporates a Super Resolution Mode which intelligently merges eight shots into one for high definition photos. Furthermore, there’s a Super Night Scene mode to take well-lit images in low-light conditions. And lastly, there’s a feature dubbed as Chroma Boost, claimed to improve the dynamic range in a photo. Interestingly, the phone can also shoot 960fps slo-mo videos.For selfies, there’s a Pop-up camera with 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The motorised module is claimed to retract within 0.73 seconds during an accidental fall, similar to OnePlus 7 Pro.
On the software front, it runs Color OS and is backed by a 3765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 support. Additional features like Dolby Atmos audio and Hyper Boost 2.0 gaming mode are present onboard. Notably, the phone will be available in White and Blue colours, besides a special edition inspired by Onion Peel. Both the White and Blue colours come with an S-shaped pattern at the back.
Realme X Price in India (Expected)
In China, the 4/64GB variant is set at CNY 1499 (approx Rs 15,000). Whereas, the 6/64GB model is priced at CNY 1599 (approx Rs 16,000). Furthermore, the top end variant with 8/128GB configuration costs 1799 (about Rs 18,000). There’s also a special edition with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, priced at CNY 1899 (about Rs 19,000).
The price in China is quite impressive looking at the features it brings to the table. That said, we expect the device to be priced onwards of Rs. 18,000, provided that the 13-17K segment is dominated by the company’s very own Realme 3 Pro.