It seems like Realme is on fire. The company has launched more than a dozen smartphones before they turn two years old. The Oppo spinoff is determined to take down the monopoly of Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand. Looking at the recent turn of events, we can say they almost succeeded in the mission.
Today (13/09/2019), the OEM has launched another smartphone in India, named Realme XT. With each offering, they are making it difficult for the users to get on with a choice. They are competing with themselves, it looks like.
Realme XT; Price and Features
In the launch event happened today, the company CEO Madhav Sheth revealed a few astonishing facts. Within the course of barely a couple of years, they managed to bag 10 million users in India. Moreover, two of their recent models, Realme 5 and 5 Pro had been sold to more than 2.5 lakh people.
Cut to the specifications of Realme XT, it features 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display. And, you will get Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back and front.
When we compare the same to the previous models, you can perceive the reflection on the back is a bit different. Guess what? The brand calls it the Hyperbola Light Effect.
Let’s address the elephant in the room now; the quad-camera setup, shall we? It houses 64 MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor for the primary with f/1.8 aperture and electronic image stabilization support (rare for a sub 20K phone).
The others are 8-megapixel wide-angle camera (f/2.25), a 2-megapixel macro camera (f/2.4), and a 2-megapixel depth sensor (f/2.4). Upfront, you get a 16 MP selfie shooter residing in the waterdrop notch on the top of the display. For that, Realme went with Sony IMX471 sensor and f/2.0 lens.
When it comes to other specs, it has an in-display fingerprint scanner. Realme XT borrows the processing power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset coupled up to 8 GB of RAM. And, onboard storage is available up to 128 GB. Of course, you can pop in an SD card to the dedicated slot to expand it up to 256 GB.
Running on Android 9.0 (Pie) based ColorOS 6, the phone will obviously get Android 10 update in the near future. The 4000 mAh battery inside support 20W VOOC charging. Unlike another popular brand (*cough* Redmi *cough*), the company is bundling a charger of the same power delivering capability in the box.
The pricing starts at Rs. 15999 for the 4/ 64 GB variant. If you pick 6/ 64 GB model, you will have to spend Rs. 16999. For the high-end variant with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, the cost is Rs. 18999.