Realme has just unveiled two new smartphones dubbed Realme Narzo 50A and Narzo 50i. The two devices mark the arrival of a new Narzo generation and have been leaking a lot during the past few weeks. Now, they’re official, and as expected, are clearly focused in the low-end and mid-tier segments. The devices come with LCD screens, entry-level chips and offer decent battery life thanks to their massive batteries. The Realme Narzo 50A clearly steals the show as the Realme Narzo 50i arrives for the super-budget segment.
Realme Narzo 50A
The Realme Narzo 50A flaunts a 6.5-inch LCD screen with HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. It offers just a standard 60 Hz refresh rate. The waterdrop cutout serves as a home for the 8 MP snapper. Moving around to the back, we have a very interesting design with a big camera island housing a 50 MP camera. It’s a first for the Realme Narzo series and comes alongside a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP portrait lens.
Under the hood, we have the well-known MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. This is an entry-mid-range chipset with two ARM Cortex-A75 cores clocked at up to 2 GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. The handset is paired with 4 GB of RAM no matter the storage option you select. Internal storage is 64 GB or 128 GB depending on the price. Both variants can be further expanded with a micro SD card.
The realme Narzo 50A will not disappoint in the battery department. The device has a massive 6,000 mAh battery that charges over USB-C at up to 18 W speeds. The phone can also use its beefy battery to reverse charge other devices or gadgets. In the software front, we have Android 11 OS with Realme UI 2.0 running on top. Other notable features include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
In terms of pricing and availability, the device comes in Oxygen Green and Oxygen Blue colors. It starts at INR 11,499 or $156 for the 4 GB / 64 GB variant. The higher option with 6 GB / 128 GB will set you back by INR 12,499 or $170. The first sales will take a while and only start on October 7.
The Realme 50i has the very same screen and resolution, the changes only start in the camera and performance department. The device clearly comes as a low-end offer, but we have to say that it won’t disappoint less exigent users. We have an Unisoc SC9863A SoC paired with either 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM. There is a large discrepancy between the two variants, as one will offer poor multitasking and the other will be satisfactory. In the software front, we have 32 GB for the base model and 64 GB for the higher one. Both of them can have storage expanded via a microSD card.
The Realme Narzo 50i is a simple smartphone and only has a single 8 MP camera in the back. The waterdrop notch houses a 5 MP selfie shooter for modest selfies and video calls. The battery department has a 5,000 mAh battery and the major drawback in the device is the micro USB port. In terms of software, we have Realme UI Go which is Realme’s lightweight skin version of Android 11.
The Realme Narzo 50i comes in Mint Green and Carbon Black colorways. The base 2 GB / 32 GB variant starts at INR 7,499 which is just $101. The 4 GB / 64 GB tier will cost INR 8,999, which is just around $122. The sales of this device will open on October 7.