[Update 2: Realme X50 Pro 5G] Realme’s next flagship phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 could launch soon
Earlier this month, Chinese OEM Realme launched its first 5G enabled smartphone — the Realme X50 5G — in China. The device packed Snapdragon’s latest mid-range 765G processor, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Earlier this week, the company revealed that it will hold a global 5G launch event on February 24, at MWC 2020. Now, according to a recent report from Android Authority, the company may also launch a Snapdragon 865 powered flagship 5G device, alongside the Realme X50, at the event.
The report showcases a leaked screen of the highest score posted to the popular AnTuTu benchmarking app yet. The screenshot is from a Realme device with model number RMX2017 and with a score of 574,985 points, the Realme RMX2071 blows away the previous high score of 560,217 allegedly posted by the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 10. The screenshot also reveals that the device will be powered by the Snapdragon’s flagship 865 chipset with the Adreno 650 GPU. While Realme wasn’t among the companies to confirm a Snapdragon 865 powered device at the Snapdragon Tech Summit late last year, it’s great to see the Chinese OEM doubling down in the flagship space.
For the unaware, Realme is primarily known for its budget and mid-range devices. The company launched its first true flagship — the Realme X2 Pro (review) — back in October last year. The device featured top-of-the-line specifications at an affordable price and we expect the company to continue this trend with its upcoming flagship.
Source: Android Authority
Update 1: Realme confirms its next flagship will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Realme’s CMO Mr. Xu Qi Chase has essentially confirmed that the company’s next flagship will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. In a Weibo post, Mr. Chase mentions “Realme new machine. Keywords: 5G flagship, LPDDR5, coming soon”. While this does not explicitly mention Snapdragon 865, the only 5G flagship SoCs which support LPDDR5 are the Snapdragon 865 and the Exynos 990. The Exynos 990 will debut on the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, and there’s practically no chance that Realme gets to use the SoC for its own flagship. So the other logical choice remains the Snapdragon 865.
Update 2: Realme confirms the Realme X50 Pro 5G
Mr. Xu Qi Chase took to Weibo to post a screenshot of the “About Phone” screen of Realme’s upcoming flagship phone. The screenshot confirms the phone will be called the Realme X50 Pro 5G, and it’ll be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The large amount of space in the top left suggests this phone will have a dual hole-punch display like the standard X50. Next, the screenshot shows the device has 256GB of internal storage and 12GB of RAM, which the executive says is LPDDR5. There may be other SKUs that we aren’t aware of. The phone is shown as running Android 10 with Realme UI 1.0. Lastly, the model number is RMX2071, which confirms that this device is the same one that Android Authority leaked back late last month.