After much anticipation, Realme has finally announced its first smartphone with elevating selfie camera known as Realme X. The company that has previously focused on only budget offerings is now diving into the realm of flagship phones with its new offering.
The smartphone company started as the sub-brand of OPPO and later on moved on to become a separate entity. It still markets its devices in Pakistan with “powered by OPPO” tagline but you can see Realme’s uniqueness in its pop-up camera smartphone which is more aesthetically appealing than the OPPO F11 Pro (Review).
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Realme X comes with 6.53-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen and 91.2% screen to body ratio. It is also the company’s first device that features an in-display fingerprint sensor owing to the addition of the OLED panel.
It is powered by Snapdragon 710 chipset and offers 4GB/6GB/8GB of RAM, with an option for 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. In the camera department, we get a dual camera setup at the back featuring a 48MP main lens with f/1.7 aperture, OIS and 5MP depth sensor. For selfies, Realme X provides a 16MP pop-up camera which according to the company takes 0.7 seconds to elevate.
Realme claims that pop-up mechanism has been designed to last for 200,000 cycles or 50 selfies every day for ten years (refers to the number of times the pop-up camera can be summoned in a day for it to last 10 years) and is capable of sliding back into the body in case of a fall.
For now, the device will only be coming in China and will be available in the following prices
- 4GB+64GB option: 1,499 yuan (~$218)
- 6GB+64GB model: 1,599 yuan (~$233)
- 8GB+128GB variant: 1,799 yuan (~$262)
Realme X will also be coming in two special “Garlic Edition” and “Onion Edition” models with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage for 1,899 yuan (~$276).