Realme today continues its push into the high-end industry with the announcement of the Realme X50 Pro, its first 5G phone and one that will drive the company as a legitimate flagship competitor in more markets than ever. It should be unveiled this week at the Mobile World Congress to make a splash worldwide. Realme will continue the announcement despite the cancellation of the event.
At 207g and 9.36mm thick, the X50 Pro is a pretty powerful phone, and its design doesn't go much beyond other company devices. However, the color scheme of the device you see here is pretty cool – Realme calls it "rust red" and it resembles a copper-brown matt glass matting on the back. Realme hasn't blown me away with hardware engineering yet, but it still shows some of the most interesting colors and textures of all phone manufacturers.
The X50 Pro has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor as the Samsung Galaxy S20 and most premium Android phones released this year. According to Realme, the phone supports all "mainstream" 5G bands around the world. The working memory reaches up to 12 GB, while a maximum of 256 GB storage space is available. Surprisingly, there is no microSD slot.
The display is a 6.44-inch 20: 9 1080p OLED panel with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. Realme says it supports HDR10 + and covers 100 percent of the P3 color gamut. There's also a built-in optical fingerprint reader and a double hole cutout that houses a 32-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel ultrawide.
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The main camera uses the same 64 megapixel Samsung sensor that we saw on other Realme phones. It is supported by an 8 megapixel ultrawide macro, a 12 megapixel 2x telephoto lens and a monochrome depth sensor. Realme claims to have 5x "optical hybrid zoom" and 20x "hybrid zoom", which probably doesn't mean too much in practice given the hardware.
The X50 Pro has a 4,200 mAh dual cell battery and supports the 65 W SuperDart quick charge, which is said to charge the phone to full capacity in 35 minutes or to 60 percent in 20 minutes. That sounds similar to Oppo's class. leading SuperVOOC 2.0, which I've found to fill a 4,000 mAh battery in less than 32 minutes. The included charger from Realme basically looks the same as that from Oppo, since GaN is used to keep the size small.
Realme has solid stereo speakers and a decent haptic engine for the X50 Pro, two features you can't always count on on Chinese phones. Unfortunately, there is still no wireless charging or water resistance rating, and I think this is also the first Realme phone that doesn't have a headphone jack.
Realme will initially launch the X50 Pro in Europe, China and India, and although pricing is not yet final, The Verge has announced that it will cost between € 550 and € 650 in Spain (around $ 600 and $ 700) ) should cost less in China. It is still by far the most expensive Realme phone, but one that will put the company on the list of manufacturers of high-performance 5G devices for 2020. With Samsung, Realme lays the foundation stone for its new Galaxy S20 series at $ 999, offering space for a substantial discount in the 5G range.