Late last month, Realme teased the Realme X50 5G with dual-mode 5G support. Realme hasn’t revealed when the X50 5G will be unveiled, but the company has now announced what chipset it will have under the hood.
Realme took to Chinese social network Weibo to announce that the X50 5G will come with the freshly announced Snapdragon 765G SoC, which is a GPU-boosted variant of the Snapdragon 765. It comes with Snapdragon X52 5G modem integration, which offers download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps on 4G and 3.7Gbps on 5G.
Realme’s China CEO, Sky Li, has stated that the company will only be launching 5G phones starting from 2020. And while 2020 isn’t very far, we might not have to wait for the company’s first 5G phone.
The X50 getting Qualcomm’s latest mid-range 5G chipset doesn’t come as a surprise especially since the “X50” moniker itself hints at the Snapdragon X52 5G modem present on the Qualcomm chip. The chip will provide download speeds of up to 3.7Gbps on 5G. Also, since this is a mid-range chip, the Realme X50 5G is expected to be a premium mid-range handset and not a flagship. Previous information reveals that Realme’s handset will share quite a few similarities with arch-rival Redmi’s K30 handset. Apart from the processor, a front dual camera hole-punch has also been confirmed earlier.
As far as speculation is concerned, the Realme X50 5G could host a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Moreover, it could also boast the same camera hardware as the Redmi K30 which is the Sony IMX686 sensor. Throw in a rumored 4,500mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge and this almost looks like a step-sibling of the Redmi K30.
There is also, talk about a MediaTek MT6885 5G SoC-powered version of the same Realme handset but there are no official declarations about it yet. Meanwhile, Realme is preparing to launch the Realme X2 in India along with the Realme Buds Air on December 17th.