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Realme X launched: Pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, and Snapdragon 710 SoC

After disrupting the low-mid range market in India Realme has now forayed into its homeland, China. The company today launched the Realme X in the Chinese market alongside the Realme X Lite. While Realme X Lite is a rebranded version of the Realme 3 Pro that was launched in India last month the Realme X is a brand new smartphone with quality specifications.

The Realme X brings a few top-notch features such as full HD+ AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, 48MP rear-camera, in-display fingerprint scanner, and Snapdragon 710 SoC at affordable price. The smartphone is offered in three variants with different price points.

The 4GB RAM+64GB storage model of Realme X is priced at CNY1,499 (Approx. INR15,300) while the 6GB RAM+64GB storage model and the high-end 8GB RAM+128GB storage model cost CNY1,599 (Approx. INR16,400) and CNY1,799 (Approx. INR18,400) respectively. Besides all this, there is a special onion and garlic edition of Realme X as well, which will retail at CNY1,899 (Approx. INR19,500).


Talking about the spec sheet, the Realme X flaunts a 6.53-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with 2340x1080p resolution, 91.2 percent screen-to-body ratio, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core SoC pumps power from under the hood aided by Adreno 616 GPU, up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card.

On the photography front, the Realme X sports a dual-rear-camera setup that includes a 48MP  Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 5MP depth sensor. Up front, a 16MP pop-up selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture handles the task. The camera configuration of Realme X is same as the OnePlus 7 which launched just yesterday.

On the software side of things, the Realme X boots ColorOS 6 running on top of Android 9 Pie. The smartphone is backed by a 3,765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 flash charging support which was first introduced with the Realme 3 Pro.

For authentication, the Realme uses the in-display fingerprint sensor on Realme X, which is for the first time in its history. As far as the connectivity options are concerned the Realme X supports Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm audio jack. Amongst other things, the Realme X comes with HyperBoost 2.0 and  GameBoost 2.0 features for enhanced performance and gaming experience respectively.

The Realme X is set for going on sale beginning May 20 in China. The company has confirmed that the smartphone will soon be hitting the Indian market as well.

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