Realme X50 5G and Realme Buds Q launched in Europe
Chinese OEM Realme has seen tremendous growth in the Chinese and Indian markets over the last couple of years. The company has been aggressively launching new smartphones across various price segments in these markets and it has even expanded its portfolio to include smart wearables and AIoT devices. The company has taken a similar approach in the European market as well and has already launched six new devices in the region since the beginning of 2020. These include four mid-range devices in the Realme 6 series, along with two 5G-enabled flagships — the Realme X50 Pro 5G and the Realme X3 SuperZoom. In a bid to make 5G devices more accessible to European buyers, the company has now launched its mid-range Realme X50 5G in the region.
Realme X50 5G: Specifications
|Specifications||Realme X50 5G|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|RAM & Storage|
|Storage Type||UFS 2.1|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Side-mounted fingerprint|
|Android Version||Realme UI based on Android 10|
The Realme X50 5G was the company’s first 5G-enabled device, which was launched in China earlier this year. However, the European version of the device isn’t exactly the same as the Chinese variant. The device launched as the Realme X50 5G in Europe is, in fact, the Realme X50m 5G, which was launched in China in April this year. While the device still packs in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset and a 6.57-inch FHD+ 120Hz LCD display, it features some changes in the camera department.
Unlike the Chinese X50 5G, which features a 64MP primary sensor, the European Realme X50 5G features a 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor, coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro lens, and a B&W portrait lens. Over on the front, the European variant retains the 16MP primary selfie shooter but replaces the 8MP ultra-wide lens on the Chinese variant with a 2MP depth sensor.
Other specifications, including the 4,200mAh battery with 30W fast charging support and the side-mounted fingerprint scanner, remain the same. For connectivity, the Realme X50 5G offers 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and dual-mode 5G. In terms of software, the Realme X50 5G runs Realme UI based on Android 10 out of the box.
Along with the Realme X50 5G, the company has also launched its latest TWS earphones — the Realme Buds Q — in the European market. The Buds Q are Realme’s most affordable TWS earphones so far and come with 10mm drivers. The in-ear style earbuds weigh about 3.5g each, with the pill-shaped case weighing in at about 28.2g.
The Realme Buds Q feature touch-sensitive capacitive buttons on both earbuds for playback controls, and much like the Realme Buds Air, the Buds Q gives users the option to customize the gestures using the Realme Link app. The earbuds are equipped with 40mAh batteries each and the charging case features a 400mAh unit that have a combined playback rating of 20 hours. The earbuds also come with an IPX4 rating for dust and water resistance, however, there’s no such protection for the case. Realme has also added its signature low-latency gaming mode to offer users a better experience while gaming.
Pricing & Availability
The Realme X50 5G has been priced at €349 (~$394) for the 6GB/128GB variant and will be available for purchase on Realme’s website starting today. Buyers will be able to choose from two color variants — Ice Silver and Jungle Green. While Realme’s website mentions that the Realme X50 5G will also be offered in an 8GB/128GB variant, we currently have no information on its pricing and availability.
The Realme Buds Q has been priced at €29.99 (~$34) and it’s also available for purchase on Realme’s website starting today. The TWS earphones are available in three color variants — Quite Yellow, Quite Black, and Quite White. The company has announced a special launch offer for the Realme Buds Q, which will net buyers a discount of €10 if they purchase the TWS earphones along with any Realme device.