After almost an unending teaser campaign, Realme unveiled its 64MP flagship today.
The Realme XT is powered by a 10nm Snapdragon 712 chipset with either 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. As usual the built-in storage is expandable through a dedicated microSD card slot.
The XT comes with an increased power pack to the Realme X – 4,000mAh – and you can top it all up in 80 minutes with the included 20W VOOC adapter.
In keeping with Realme’s tradition of original design, the Realme XT features a 3D curved glass rear panel with a ‘Hyperbola Light Streak’ effect. That glass is Gorilla Glass 5.
On the front the Realme XT boasts a 6.4-inch 2340x1080px Super AMOLED display. Built inside is a fingerprint scanner that promises super fast (334ms is the exact claim) unlock and a doubled sensitivity area.
Software-wise the Realme XT runs ColorOS 6 under Android 9 Pie, equipped with HyperBoost 2.0 for a claimed lower latency and faster frame rates during gaming. Google’s Digital Wellbeing and a system-wide Dark Mode are part of the package too. Realme promises an update to Android 10 in Q1 of 2020.
But the Realme XT’s calling card is its main 64MP f/1.8 camera. It’s Samsung’s GW1 sensor and at 1/1.72″ it’s up to 34% bigger than the 48MP sensor found on competing phones. The 64MP sensor uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to deliver a 16MP images with 1.6μm individual-sized pixels.
The Realme XT will snap 16MP photos by default but there’s a special Ultra 64MP mode that will capture 9216×6912px stills.
The other cameras on the rear are an 8MP 119-degree ultrawide, a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro snapper that can capture fine detail at 4cm. On the opposite side is a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.
Realme XT Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A
- Announced: 2019, September
- Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, September 16
- Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm (6.25 x 2.96 x 0.34 in)
- Weight: 183 g (6.46 oz)
- Colors: Pearl White, Pearl Blue
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 6.4 inches, 101.0 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 616
- Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM, 1128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, UFS2.1
- Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
- Main Camera: Quad
- 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
- 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
- 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
- Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm
- Features: HDR, panorama
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- Dolby Atmos
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
- Charging: Fast battery charging 20W (VOOC Flash Charge 3.0)
Realme XT Price and Market Availability
The Realme XT smartphone is being offered in two color options in India — Pearl White and Pearl Blue. The 4GB + 64GB model is priced at INR15,999 (~$225) and the 6GB + 64GB model costs INR16,999 (~$239). The top-end model of 8GB + 128GB is priced at INR18,999 (~$268). The device will be available for purchase in India from 16th September via Flipkart and soon be available through offline stores across the country.
- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage: INR15,999 (~$225)
- 6GB RAM + 64GB storage: INR16,999 (~$239)
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: INR18,999 (~$268)