Maria Montero

Realme X with a bezel-less display, pop-up camera and Snapdragon …

Realme is celebrating its first anniversary in India this month, but after having been quite successful in the country over the past year, the company has just introduced its first “global” smartphone in China – the Realme X.

Price wise, the 4GB base variant with 64GB of storage has been valued at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs 15,320), the 6GB RAM with 64GB of storage at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs 16,342). and the high-end 8 GB RAM variant with 128 GB of storage is priced at CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs 18,386).

Now, we’ve had leaks about the Realme X for a while and most of the speculation turned out to be true. The Realme X is, in fact, the company’s first push in the mid-range smartphone segment, with a bezel-less design, similar to the one just launched. OnePlus 7 Pro (review).

The Realme X will be brought to India, although Realme hasn’t revealed a date yet. Image: tech2 / Kshitij Pujari

What this means is that you get a seamless 6.5-inch FHD + OLED display with minimal bezels and a pop-up selfie camera. Taking more cues from its competition, the Realme X also gets an in-display fingerprint scanner that turns out to be another first on a Realme smartphone.

On the inside, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset that powers the phone along with the option of an 8GB RAM variant for those who want to multitask.

The back of the Realme X. Image: tech2 / Kshitij Pujari

The back of the Realme X. Image: tech2 / Kshitij Pujari

The other highlight of Realme X is the suite of cameras it offers. We have now seen various phone manufacturers offer 48 MP sensors in 2019 and Realme has also joined the hype train. The Realme X gets a 48 MP Sony IMX586 primary camera sensor and a 5 MP depth sensor, a setup we first saw at the Redmi Note 7 Pro (review) Y most recently the OnePlus 7. The pop-up camera, meanwhile, will likely have a 16 MP sensor.

The X also gets a fairly large 3,680 mAh battery along with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The phone runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android Pie and will be available in two interesting colors: gradient blue and white.

Realme also announced an absurd version of the phone inspired by onion and garlic, which, aside from the colors, offers the same hardware as the high-end variant of the Realme X.

Realme X Onion Edition.  Image: tech2 / Kshitij Pujari

Realme X Onion Edition. Image: tech2 / Kshitij Pujari

Realme also unveiled the Realme X Lite at the event which is essentially a rebranding Realme 3 Pro (review) for the global audience.