Realme X, Realme X Lite launched in China: Price, specifications

Realme X Realme X Youth Edition With Snapdragon 710 SoC Dual Rear Cameras Launched Price Specifications

Realme X is said to be coming to India soon

The company is known for its budget offerings, but it's aiming higher with the newly announced Realme X. Realme is already the fastest growing smartphone brand in India.

The main camera is equipped with all the clever software tricks you'd expect - Chroma Boost, AI Scene recognition, Nightscape, new portrait styles, while the 16MP selfie camera brings Beauty Mode (that also works with groups of people).

Realme X Lite is priced at Yuan 1,199 (approximately Rs 12,000) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant, Yuan 1,299 (approximately Rs 13,000) for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant and Yuan 1,499 (approximately Rs 15,000) for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant.

In China, Realme X Lite and Realme X will go on sale starting May 20.

The main draw with Realme is the affordability: the brand regularly undercuts Xiaomi, allowing devices like the Realme 3 Pro to pull ahead of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. It sports full view display on the front with no notch or bezels. The smartphone features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. It is protected under Gorilla Glass 5 and produces 100% of the colors in the NTSC gamut.

The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE mobile platform that has an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. The device will be available in three different storage options - 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB, and 8GB + 128GB. Realme is touting that it is using UFS 2.1 for the storage, but we're not sure if it applies to all the three models or just the top model. On the camera front, the phone sports a AI dual rear camera setup with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as primary sensor and 5-megapixel as secondary sensors along with an LED flash.

The device also supports 4K recording and 960fps super slo-mo videos. The pop-up camera, meanwhile, will likely hold a 16 MP sensor.

Next, the Realme X also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. This display also houses a sixth-gen in-display fingerprint scanner from Synaptics. To keep things ticking, the smartphone comes with a 3,765mAh battery with support for VOOC Flash Charge 3.0. Further, the phone has USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack, alongside all standard connectivity options.The phone comes in White and Punk Blue color options. The special design has been crafted by Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa, who worked with the Realme team to make 72 different iterations before choosing the final design. It will be available only in 8GB+128GB storage variant and is priced CNY 1899.

Oddly enough there will be a couple of special editions dedicated to cooking with onion and garlic. The base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB is priced at CNY 1,499 (Rs 15,300 approx), while the 6GB+64GB variant will retail at CNY 1,599 (Rs 16,400 approx). Let us know what your favourite bit is about the smartphone and stay tuned to for more unboxings and first impressions!

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