[Update: Dual Ultra-wide Selfie Cameras] Realme is launching its flagship X50 Pro 5G phone in India with a 90Hz AMOLED display, 64MP camera, and more
Realme has come a really long way since their devices were first introduced in early 2018, first as an OPPO subbrand and then as an independent brand. The company is seeing a high degree of success in the Indian market due to its “India-first” strategy that they’ve been trying out so far, although recently they’ve also been prepping up for exploring more global ground. During 2019, they’ve managed to compete heavily with Xiaomi’s Redmi devices in their own game, offering a similar value proposition as well as a similar feature set, if not better. The company has also expanded beyond the budget market and ventured into flagship territory, starting with the Realme X2 Pro last year. Now, they’re preparing to launch their first 5G flagship smartphone in the Realme X50 Pro 5G.
We’ve already gone into detail about what this device will pack. The Realme X50 Pro 5G will be launching with a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 processor for its guts, up to 12GB of RAM, and 65W “Dart Charge” technology for ultra-fast charging: their current 50W SuperVOOC charger which is included with devices like the Realme X2 can charge the phone’s 4,000 mAh battery in roughly 30 minutes, so a 65W charger will likely be even better. We also know from official statements from Realme CMO Xu Qi Chase on Weibo that the device will carry a 90Hz AMOLED display, like the Realme X2 Pro, as well as a 64MP rear main camera sensor.
So what’s the news here? The company will be launching the Realme X50 Pro 5G in the Indian market on February 24th, next Monday, around the same time as the Madrid launch (originally an MWC launch before MWC 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak) that same day.
India’s first 5G smartphone is here!
— Madhav ‘s Lifestyle (@MadhavSheth1) February 17, 2020
This means that the company will be holding a parallel event for the Indian launch as well as for the global launch — the image cites New Delhi as the place for the launch instead of Madrid. They are also calling the X50 Pro 5G “India’s first 5G smartphone,” hinting at the phone being available sooner rather than later. So it is definitely something we should keep an eye out for. We hope to try out the device briefly during the Indian launch, so let us know if you have any specific questions!
Update: Realme X50 Pro 5G to come with Dual Ultra-wide Selfie Cameras
Continuing with the daily spec teasers, Realme has now revealed that the Realme X50 Pro 5G will come with an ultra-wide front camera as its secondary front camera.
This comes as a small surprise as users have grown to expect the secondary front camera to be a depth sensor to help enable bokeh portrait shots. But on the Realme X50 Pro 5G, the secondary camera will be an ultra-wide sensor, making it easier to get group selfies. The phone could also possibly enable bokeh portraits through software, though Realme has not said anything on this end just yet.
Source: Realme Community