The Realme X50 Pro 5G phone was supposed to launch at the Mobile World Congress or MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, along with several other notable devices from the industry’s biggest players.
(Update, February 24: The phone is official! Read Realme X50 Pro 5G announced with Snapdragon 865, 90Hz screen.)
(Update, February 23: The phone has outdone itself! Read New Realme X50 Pro 5G benchmark score is [still] highest ever.)
However, as the mobile-focused trade show has been cancelled amid the global coronavirus outbreak, Realme decided to hold an offline event in India, although the phone will still be announced globally — and simultaneously elsewhere — via video streaming. The Realme X50 Pro will now make its debut February 24 in India’s capital New Delhi and in Madrid, Spain. You can watch the livestream here.
This is where you can watch the Realme X50 Pro 5G’s online global launch, which is happening at 5 p.m. Philippine time on February 24. Don’t forget to bookmark this
The X50 Pro is Realme’s second 5G smartphone after the X50, which launched earlier this year in China. Unlike the standard X50, though, the Pro version will feature more powerful specs and a 90Hz Super AMOLED screen with a wide punch-hole cutout at the top for two front-facing cameras. The higher refresh rate means less motion blur and faster response times, which is helpful when playing online mobile games.
And while the X50 5G uses a midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, the Pro model will be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 silicon coupled with an X55 5G modem for dual-mode 5G (NSA and SA). This will put it on a par with the recently released Samsung Galaxy S20 series in the U.S., where the phones have traded Samsung’s Exynos 990 chip for a Snapdragon 865 with 5G compatibility.
Previously, the alleged Antutu Benchmark score of the Realme X50 Pro 5G (with the model number RMX2071) was posted online. The Snapdragon 865-based handset achieved a whopping 574,985 points in the benchmarking app — one of the highest scores we’ve seen so far for a smartphone.
Other confirmed specs of the Realme X50 Pro are 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM; 256GB of native storage; Android 10 with Realme UI on top; and 65-watt USB-C fast charging courtesy of Realme’s SuperDart fast-charge technology. Realme says its latest flagship will ship with a 65-watt charger in the box.
As for the main camera, we’re pretty certain the phone will pack four shooters on the back. Realme’s recent Twitter posts all but confirmed it will be headlined by a 64-megapixel sensor, likely the same Samsung Isocell Bright GW1 sensor found in the Realme XT and X50. The software package will include Super Nightscape 3.0 for night shots, as well as Ultra-wide and Ultra 64MP modes.
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