Just a few days ago, Realme launched the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro in India, and now the company has introduced ‘Realme XT’ on the global stage. This reveal makes it the first smartphone company in the world to formally announce a smartphone with 64-megapixel primary camera while beating Xiaomi and Samsung in the race. Realme plans to launch the Realme XT just before Diwali, so we’re probably looking at a September-end unveiling.
Realme XT uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor as the Realme 5 Pro, and that it will also be available in the same three RAM and storage configurations: 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage; 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage; and 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage.
Notably, the Realme XT is not part of the Realme X series. It is a brand new series that the company will launch in India.
Top features and specification
Design and Display: The Realme XT sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) Super AMOLED display, similar to the Realme X. The AMOLED display looks good at first glance with attractive, vibrant colours and good viewing angles. On the back, the XT sports a 3D glass hyperbola curve design, device will be available in two colours including Pearl White and Pearl Blue.
Hardware and Storage: Realme XT will be powered by a Snapdragon 712 SoC, which is the same processor powering the recently launched Realme 5 Pro. SD712 is a 2.3Ghz octa-core processor based on a 10nm process and is equipped with an Adreno 616 GPU.
The Realme XT will be offered with 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB of RAM along with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. Unlike the Realme X, the Realame XT will support storage expandability via microSD card up to 256GB.
Operating System and Security: The device runs on Android 9 Pie and also features an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Camera and Connectivity: The quad-camera setup on the Realme XT includes a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 sensor. The Realme XT and upcoming Redmi Note 8 Pro are among the first phones to use Samsung’s high-resolution sensor. The main camera gets EIS support and also supports Nightscape, Chroma Boost and HDR. The selfie camera offers a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor.
The main camera has an f/1.8 aperture and electronic stabilization. The other three cameras are exactly what you get with the Realme 5 Pro – an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There’s also a 16-megapixel single front camera.
Battery and Miscellaneous: Realme is offering a USB Type-C port on the bottom along with a 3.5mm audio jack. It has a 4,000 mAh battery, supported by 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge technology.
Realme has been extremely aggressive this year when it comes to bringing a new smartphone to the market. It wants to beat Xiaomi at its own game, and part of that strategy is to release lots of phones and variants with overlapping price ranges, giving potential buyers plenty of choices.