realme Note 50 cheaper price at launch via Revu Philippines

realme Note 50 debuts for as low as P2,499 ($45) in the Philippines

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realme today announced its first-ever smartphone under the new Note lineup, kicking off the year with an entry-level Android handset that could catapult the company to the top of the segment. Notably, the Philippines will be the first to debut the realme Note 50, followed by a global release later this year.

(Update, February 21: The realme Note 50 now has an option with bigger storage!)

realme has dubbed the Note 50 a “long-lasting value companion,” adding that the phone is an affordable option that doesn’t fall short in terms of durability, style, and features. And perhaps rightfully so. The Note 50 will retail at an incredibly low price of P2,499 (around $45 converted) for a limited time, or P1,100 cheaper than its launch price of P3,599 ($64) at local retail, after a discount voucher. The discount will be valid to customers who purchase the device from TikTok Shop and Shopee. You have two color options — Sky Blue and Midnight Black.

Granted, the realme Note 50 won’t be in the running among top-performing budget phones on the market. But for the price, who are we to complain, really? Especially given the model’s responsive 90Hz display and sleek design with a 7.9mm frame, which, might we add, feels premium to the touch. It even comes with an IP54 rating for dust and water resistance to protect the device from dust ingress and accidental splashes.

Under the hood, realme has equipped the Note 50 with a 12nm Unisoc T612 4G mobile chipset with 4GB of physical RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. For pictures, the smartphone boasts a dual-camera setup on the back, headlined by a 13-megapixel main camera, while a 5-megapixel shooter takes care of selfies. A 5,000mAh battery that supports 10-watt charging keeps the lights on. The screen supports realme’s Mini Capsule feature that allows users to monitor their device’s battery and charging status, data usage, and step count.

As for the series, the brand says the realme Note 50 is just the first phone to come out of the gate in its new line of “durable smartphones that definitely won’t break the bank.” And given the Note 50’s impressively low price point at launch, we can’t wait to see what else realme has in store for 2024.

realme Note 50 specs

  • 6.74-inch IPS display, HD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling, waterdrop
  • 12nm Unisoc T612 4G chipset
  • Mali-G57 MP1 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB expandable storage
  • Dual 13-megapixel main + monochrome rear cameras
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Side fingerprint reader
  • IP54 rating
  • 5,000mAh battery with 10-watt charging
  • realme UI T Edition based on Android 13
  • Color: Midnight Black, Sky Blue

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.