As promised, Realme is all set to launch its first 5G smartphone much sooner than expected. The company has already teased the phone to be called X50 which will work on both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G networks. Additionally, the entire spec sheet of the phone leaked on the web earlier. And now, we even have an estimated launch date hinted by the brand’s product manager himself, as reported by Mysmartprice.
On the Chinese microblogging site, Weibo, one of the users asked Wang Derek, the product manager of Realme, regarding the launch of X50. Replying to that, he said the device will be announced before the Spring Festival which falls on 25th January. That suggests the phone to debut well before the end of 1st month of 2020. Whereas, another user asked whether it will feature 120Hz refresh and to that Derek simply questioned: “If so, would you buy it?” (rough Chinese translation). Anyways, according to the leaked specifications, it will have a 90Hz refresh rate panel.
That being said, the upcoming Realme X50 is expected to sport a 6.44-inches Samsung E2 Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and punch-hole for cameras(teaser). It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which is also present on Redmi K30 5G and the soon to be unveiled Oppo Reno 3 Pro 5G. As for optics, it is rumoured to come with a rear quad-camera setup consisting of 64MP primary sensor paired with 8MP and two 2MP sensors. The front dual-camera setup is said to be of 32MP and 8MP sensors. Lastly, the whole package will be backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for VOOC 4.0 fast charging technology.
The Realme X50 is also rumoured to have a lite variant featuring a MediaTek 5G chip, possibly Dimensity 1000L like the standard Oppo Reno 3.