Realme X and X Lite launches in China

Realme is now flirting with the premium mid-range market with the Realme X. Aside from having a pop-up camera, the brand is improving the screen and the rear cameras of the Realme X.

Realme X

The Realme X comes packed with a 6.53-inch FullHD+ display without any notches. The company was able to remove the notch by employing a 16MP pop-up selfie camera like its contemporaries.

At the rear is a dual camera setup composed of a 48MP f/1.7 main camera backed by a Sony IMX 586 sensor and a 5MP f/2.4 depth sensor. The brand has also removed the traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner in lieu of an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The Realme X is powered by a 3,750mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 20W Fast Charging. The smartphone also comes with Dual-SIM capabilities, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE chip, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage depending on the model.

Realme X Lite

The Realme X Lite is essentially a rebranded Realme 3 Pro. As such, it comes with the same specifications as the 3 Pro. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The smartphone does come with a 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080 notched screen since the notch hides the 25MP f/2.0 front-facing shooter. At the back is a 16MP + 5MP dual camera setup and a fingerprint scanner.

Model Realme X Realme X Lite
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE
Screen 6.53-inch, FullHD+, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 6.3-inch, Dewdrop Full Screen, FullHD+, Gorilla Glass 5
OS Android 9.0 with ColorOS 6.0 Android 9.0 with ColorOS 6.0
Rear Camera 48MP f/1.7 Sony IMX586, 5MP f/2.4 16MP + 5MP f/1.7
Front Camera 16MP pop-up 25MP f/2.0
Storage 64GB/128GB 64GB/128GB expandable via dedicated MicroSD slot
Network Dual-SIM, 4G LTE Dual-SIM, 4G LTE
Connectivity WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C WiFi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB
Battery 3,750mAh, VOOC 3.0 4,045mAh, VOOC 3.0, 20W Fast Charger
Others In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, Dolby Atmos, Face Unlock, HyperBoost 2.0 Face Unlock, HyperBoost 2.0

Here are the prices for both Realme X and X Lite and their respective variants:

Realme X
  • 4GB/64GB – CNY 1,499 (PhP 11,500)
  • 6GB/64GB – CNY 1,599 (PhP 12,000)
  • 8GB/128GB – CNY 1,799 (PhP 14,00)
Realme X Lite
  • 4GB/64GB – CNY 1,199 (PhP 9,000)
  • 6GB/64GB – CNY 1,299 (PhP 10,000)
  • 6GB/128GB – CNY 1,499 (PhP 11,500)

No word yet if the Realme X will arrive in other regions under a different moniker. The Realme X Lite, however, will arrive in the Philippines as the Realme 3 Pro on May 17, 2019.