Realme’s global launch of X, X Lite; debut in China

Yolanda Curtis
May 18, 2019

Images are crisp and show good detailing. Dubbed Realme X and Realme X Lite, the smartphones feature mid-range specs like Snapdragon 710 processor, 48MP camera among others.

Realme rolled out its new smartphone series in China today, the Realme X. The series has two variations, in particular, the Realme X and the Realme X Lite. The result is a 6.5-inch AMOLED display (another first for Realme) with a Full HD+ resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 91%. The key highlight of the Realme X Master Edition is that the device comes with a unique Onion and White Garlic gradient colors, pop-camera and it also has the signature of the form Design Master, Naoto Naoto.

Realme X flaunts an edge-to-edge panel with Corning Gorilla glass 5th generation protection. The octa-core CPU is quite powerful and efficient.

In an interview last month, the Realme CEO revealed that the company's aim is to offer users close to stock Android experience, coupled with stable OS, and regular security patches and updates. The company has launched Realme in three RAM-ROM variants, i.e. 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128G respectively.

Well, since the Realme X doesn't boast a flagship chipset, the company has succeeded in aggressively pricing the smartphone to only further butt heads with Xiaomi's Redmi sub-brand. This helps the phone to charge from 0 to 55% in just 50 minutes. Still, the company is stating that it's stepping into the flagship segment with this device, so let's check out what Realme's 10th smartphone release has to offer.

Fingers crossed we get the onion and garlic Realme X models outside of China.

Realme has seen tremendous growth in markets like India in just a single year of existence.

Realme X Lite will feature the same Snapdragon 710 chip at the heart and Oppo's signature charging VOOC 3.0 in order to get the devices charged faster.

Realme is taking a huge leap forward with the design. "A lot of people do ask about stock Android, but if you look around the most popular phones are never running stock Android", Sheth was quoted as saying.

Interestingly, there's no microSD card slot on the handset.

The pricing begins from CNY 1499 (approx Dollars 220 / INR 15,000) and goes all the way up to CNY 1899 for the Onion and Garlic editions of the Realme X Naoto Fukasawa collection. You can't expand the memory though.

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