Realme X gets announced with pop-up selfie cam, costs under $300

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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. Apart from India, the company also sells its smartphones in a few other Asian markets. In China, the smartphone will also come with smart assistant Breeno.

Today, Realme, a sub-brand of Chinese manufacturer, Oppo, held a product launch event where it unveiled the Realme X and Realme X Lite in Beijing.

Realme X looks a lot like the OnePlus 7 Pro with a notch-less display and pop-up selfie camera. The toned-down version of Realme X comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ water drop notch display and a gradient glasstic design finish. It is protected under Gorilla Glass 5 and produces 100% of the colors in the NTSC gamut.

The Realme X is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 mobile platform and comes in three different combinations of the RAM and storage.

The smartphone will have upto 128GB of internal storage with support for additional storage up to 256GB.

For its camera, it comes with a dual rear camera setup with 48MP + 5MP sensors whereas the selfie camera comes with a 16MP sensor. The camera comes with features such as 64-megapixel Ultra HD mode, night scene mode, slow-motion video shooting, burst mode, and Chroma Boost. It also has an in-display fingerprint sensor, with Realme stating that the module itself is faster and more reliable than first-gen sensors from a year ago. The smartphone is fuelled by a 4,045mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging.

Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C Port.

The Realme X is created to take on POCO in the mid-range segment. Realme X with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will be available at CNY 1,799 (Rs 18,400 approx).

The onion and garlic editions of the Realme X cost 1,899 yuan, which is about $399 in Aussie dollars.

The Realme X with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage is priced at CNY 1499 (approx United States dollars 220 / INR 15,000). 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). It will be available starting May 20th via online stores in China. While it is expected that Realme would soon launch both the phones in India there is no official word on the same.

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