Realme today announced its first 5G phone, the Realme X50 Pro 5G. The phone was announced simultaneously for Indian and European markets. It is also the first 5G phone to launch in India despite there being no signs of 5G networks launching in the country anytime soon. In Europe, the device will support sub-6GHz 5G networks.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G features a 6.4-inch 90Hz Ultra Smooth OLED display with FHD+ resolution. It also packs an impressive quad-camera system at the rear and 65W SuperDart charging which can charge the device from 0-100% in just 35 minutes. Other notable specs include LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.0 storage, and a 180Hz sampling rate for the display.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G is also notable for including an ultra-wide selfie camera at the front which is a rarity in smartphones nowadays. The Pixel 3 XL was the last notable flagship smartphone to ship with an ultra-wide angle selfie camera.
Below are the full specs of the Realme X5 Pro 5G:
- 6.44-inch FHD+ 90Hz HDR Ultra Smooth AMOLED Display
- Snapdragon 865 5G chipset @2.84GHz
- Adreno 650 GPU
- Rear camera: 64MP f/1.8 primary shooter, 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide angle, 12MP telephoto sensor, 2MP depth sensor
- 4K video recording, Bokeh video capture
- Dual front camera: 32MP f/2.5 and 8MP f/2.2 105-degree ultra-wide angle
- 6/8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 128/256GB UFS 3.0 storage
- Under-display fingerprint scanner
- 5G, Dual-VoLTE, Dual-SIM,
- Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, NFC
- Stereo speakers
- 4200mAh battery
- 65W SuperDart Charger
- Realme UI based on Android 10
As evident from the spec sheet above, Realme has packed the X50 Pro 5G to the gills with high-end internals. The device also comes with vapor cooling to keep its thermal performance in check. The phone will be available in Rust Red and Moss Green colors.
The launch of the Realme X50 Pro 5G in India is notable because 5G networks are yet to go live in India. Realme can, however, at least boast of being the first to launch a 5G smartphone in the country.
In India, prices for the Realme X50 Pro 5G will start from Rs 37,999 which makes it nearly 40% cheaper than the iPhone 11. In fact, the device is even cheaper than the OnePlus 7T Pro. The top-end variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at Rs 44,999 which is still cheaper than some popular flagship phones like the iPhone 11 and the Galaxy S10/Note10 series. In Europe, the Realme X50 Pro 5G will cost €599 for the base 8GB/128GB variant, with the top-end variant coming in at €749.