Realme is sending the Realme X to custom ROM and kernel developers

Realme is sending the Realme X to custom ROM and kernel developers

Realme started its journey as a sub-brand operating within Oppo targeting the online-segment with the Oppo Realme 1 that was launched in May 2018. With the success of the Realme 1 in the value segment, the sub-brand graduated into its own independent company. Over the next one and a half year, Realme has launched several new smartphones and has given users a real alternative to the value offerings offered by competitors like Xiaomi. The competition brought about by Xiaomi and Realme has now even forced Samsung to venture into higher-value offerings. Now, Realme is taking another step towards making its device more attractive by sending the Realme X to custom ROM and kernel developers.

Realme X XDA Forums

We here at XDA-Developers have collaborated with OEMs in the past in order to kickstart development for devices. For instance, our initiative with Xiaomi for the Poco F1 has led to a thriving community that has given Poco F1 users a lot of options in terms of aftermarket ROMs, kernels and other modifications. The ASUS ZenFone 6 also witnesses an active development community thanks to previous device seeding efforts.

Similarly, Realme has offered to send devices to developers in order to give a boost to the community and its efforts. For this initiative, the company is sending out the Realme X to the following devs:

Individuals in the list above who are based in India have already received the Realme X, while those who are based outside of India shall be receiving their devices in the near future. With physical devices in their hands, these developers will be in a better position to contribute to projects that help extend the life of the product and offer more choice to end-users, especially in the ROM enthusiast community. Realme has shown interest in serving the needs of the community by allowing more devices to unlock their bootloaders, and efforts like these will go a long way in instilling confidence in users.

We hope to see more OEMs recognize the value that an active development community brings to their products, and to the long-term life and reputation of their brand.

Realme X XDA Review

SpecificationsRealme X
Dimensions and Weight
  • 161.3 x 76.1 x 8.55 mm;
  • 191g
Display6.53″ FHD+ AMOLED
SoC10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 128GB
Battery3765 mAh with 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charging
USBUSB Type-C connector
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band with 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Fingerprint ScannerIn-display fingerprint
Rear Camera
  • 48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.7, 0.8μm, PDAF
  • 5MP depth sensor, f/2.4
Front Camera16MP, f/2.0
Android VersionColorOS 6 on top of Android 9 Pie

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).