Realme’s arrival in China has been in the news for a while now. Finally, the OPPO sub-brand is ready to launch its first flagship smartphone in the home market. A teaser video leaked out earlier this week, revealing a Realme phone with a pop-up camera and notchless display. This phone is still largely a mystery, but Realme CMO has revealed that the upcoming Realme phone will be called the Realme X. It also looks as though Realme will launch not one but two phones in China.
Realme X Launch in China
According to the reports by a renowned Tipster, Ishan Agarwal, Realme is set to launch two phones in China. The first of the two will be the Realme X with a pop-up selfie camera. While the second device will be a rebranded Realme 3 Pro. The rebranded phone will probably release under the name of Realme X Youth or Realme X Lite in China. The TENAA listing that you might remember from a few days ago could be of the Realme X, says Agarwal.
The first phone is coming with a Snapdragon 730 chipset, which was recently announced by Qualcomm. Up until now, only Samsung is has launched a phone (Galaxy A80) with this chipset. Xiaomi has also been teasing the launch of a Snapdragon 730-powered Redmi phone in India. It makes sense for Realme to launch a phone with this chipset to make a strong debut in China considering the competition in that market is just as fierce as it is in India.
As per the listing, the Realme X is set to come with a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is also said to house a 3,680mAh battery and sport a dual camera setup on the back. Meanwhile, the Realme Youth/Lite will be more or less similar to the Realme 3 Pro. This includes a Snapdragon 710 chipset, Dewdrop display, VOOC 3.0 fast charging and 4,045mAh battery, among other things. The biggest change might be to the software which will come with China-specific apps and features.
There is no word yet on when Realme plans to debut its new phones in China, but the company has already announced its presence in the market by setting up its official Weibo and social media accounts for China. It will also be interesting to see whether the company will launch the Snapdragon 730-powered Realme in India under a different name and series.