The Realme X arrives in India with a pop-up camera, notchless display, and 48MP rear camera alongside the entry-level Realme 3i

The Realme X arrives in India with a pop-up camera, notchless display, and 48MP rear camera alongside the entry-level Realme 3i

Since its entry in the Indian smartphone market, Realme has taken the budget and the mid-range segment by a storm with highly user-friendly pricing. In just one year, Realme has made an entry into the table for the top five smartphone brands in India and is now taking a giant leap (in accordance to its new tagline), with its new premium-looking smartphone – the Realme X. Launched in China back in May, the Realme X features a notchless design, pop-up selfie camera, the promise of fast charging.

Realme X

The Realme X (our review) is being projected as a premium smartphone in spite of its sub-₹20,000 pricing and the company justifies it with a striking design, a 48MP Sony sensor on the back, a Full HD notchless AMOLED display, and a pop-up selfie camera to compensate the lack of a notch. The AMOLED display also sports an under-display fingerprint scanner.

In terms of camera, the 48MP primary sensor is coupled with an f/1.7 aperture lens for better low-light photography. Further, the camera supports 4-i-1 Pixel binning for further improvements in low-light photography. The primary sensor on the back is complemented by a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s a 16MP camera inside the pop-up mechanism and this sensor also supports pixel binning, with an output resolution of 8MP.

Under the hood, the Realme X packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 along with options between 4GB and 8GB of RAM. There’s 128GB storage to complement it and Realme is using UFS 2.1 technology for the storage. Realme offer supports for 20W VOOC Flash Charge to recharge the 3765mAh battery.

In terms of software, the Realme X runs ColorOs 6 based on Android 9 Pie. Additionally, the smartphone also gets two special Master edition variants inspired by the inner seams of onion and garlic. These variants are designed by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa.

SpecificationsRealme XRealme 3i
Dimensions and Weight
  • 161.3 x 76.1 x 8.55 mm;
  • 191g
  • 156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3mm
  • 175g
Display6.53″ FHD+ AMOLED6.2″ HD+ IPS LCD
SoC10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 71012nm MediaTek Helio P60
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 3GB + 32GB
  • 4GB + 64GB
  • Expandable up to 256GB
Battery3765 mAh with 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charging4230 mAh
USBUSB Type-C connectormicroUSB connector
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band with 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 2.4GHz WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint ScannerinIn-display fingerprintRear-mounted
Rear Camera
  • 48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.7, 0.8μm, PDAF
  • 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 13MP primary, f/1.8
  • 2MP depth sensor
Front Camera16MP, f/2.013MP
Android VersionColorOS 6 on on top of Android 9 Pie ColorOS 6 on on top of Android 9 Pie

Realme 3i

The Realme 3i is a slightly lesser powered variant of the Realme 3 and brings Realme’s iconic diamond cut back panel. On the front, there’s 6.2-inch HD+ display with a dew-drop notch. The smartphone features a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 3GB and 4GB RAM variants. The smartphone gets 32GB and 64GB storage options with support for up to 256GB SD cards.

The Realme 3i gets dual cameras on the back including a 13MP+2MP setup. On the front, there’s a 13MP camera with support for the AI face unlock and beautification enhancements.

The Realme 3i is available in Blue, Black, and the Diamond Red edition.

Realme X and Realme 3i: Pricing & Availability

The 4GB/128GB variant of the Realme X comes is priced at ₹16,999 while the 8GB/128GB variant comes for ₹19,999. The Master Edition variants are also priced at ₹19,999. The Spider-Man: Far From Home bundle with a special case comes for ₹20,999.

The 3GB/32GB variant of the Realme 3i comes for ₹7,999 while the 4GB/64GB variant comes for ₹9,999.

The Realme X will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting July 24th while the Realme 3i goes on sale starting July 23rd.

About author

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Writer for the XDA News Portal. I have been reviewing gadgets for over four years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]