Realme, which first debuted in India barely a year ago, heads to China with a smartphone that has never been introduced in any of the markets it’s in. Not in India, not in the Philippines, not anywhere else.
Meet the Realme X, a device specced to the hilt in the category it belongs. Consider these: a pop-up 16-megapixel selfie camera that reminds us of handsets like the OPPO F11 Pro and Vivo V15 and V15 Pro; a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor paired with a 5-megapixel one for shots with bokeh effect; and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip.
Throw in a 6.53-inch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5-protected AMOLED display with a high, 91.2% screen-to-body ratio and a fingerprint sensor underneath it. Add a 3,765mAh battery with support for 20-watt VOOC 3.0 fast charging and a user interface that’s based on Android 9.0 Pie for good measure.
All these features for a price tag of as low as ¥1,499, which is equivalent to P11,418 in Philippine pesos and $218 in U.S. dollars. You can find pricing for all three available Realme X memory configurations below:
- 4GB/64GB: ¥1,499 (P11,418 or $218)
- 6GB/128GB: ¥1,599 (P12,181 or $232)
- 8GB/128GB: ¥1,799 (P13,704 or $262)
The Realme X will be released in China May 20. There are Garlic and Onion Master Editions that will become available for ¥1,899 (P14,456 or $276) at a later time, though.
We’re wondering if it will be released in the Philippines, considering that it costs almost the same as the Realme 3 Pro, which is launching in the country May 17. Let’s see.
Realme X specs
- 6.53-inch AMOLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor
- 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB expandable storage
- Dual 48-megapixel, f/1.7 rear camera, 5-megapixel, f/2.4 depth sensor with LED flash
- Pop-up 16-megapixel, f/2.0 front camera
- Fingerprint reader (under-display)
- 3,765mAh battery with 20-watt VOOC 3.0 fast charging
- ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 Pie
- Color variants: Steam White, Punk Blue
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