Chinese tech company Realme has launched the Realme XT, its first smartphone with a 64MP camera, in India. The phone sports a quad camera setup on the back and a single shooter on the front. The company also unveiled Realme Buds Wireless and a 10,000mAh powerbank at the event. At the event, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth said that the company is working on another variant of the handset that will come equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor under the hood. The variant that was launched today ships with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 mobile platform.
Realme XT price starts at Rs 15,999 for basic 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model can be purchased for Rs 16,999, and customers have to pay Rs 18,999 to own the top-end 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. They will have a choice of Pearl Blue and Pearl White colours. As it was revealed before, the phone will retail on Flipkart and Realme.com from 12pm on September 16. If you purchase the phone via Paytm UPI, you can get up to Rs 2,000 cashback as well as a free Paytm First membership worth Rs 750 (with benefits worth up to Rs 20,000 on Realme.com). The first 64,000 buyers will get a 6-month free screen replacement warrenty.
The Realme XT sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display that offers 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The phone is equipped with a waterdrop notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The display and the back panel of the phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. As mentioned above, the phone has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset at its heart, and the SoC is paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie. The realme XT houses a 4,000mAh battery with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging support.
When it comes to optics, the Realme XT sports a quad camera module on the back. The setup consists of a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens. There is an ‘Ultra 64MP’ mode to capture images in full resolution. The 64MP sensor is complemented by an 8MP wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front is a 16MP shooter. Apart from the Realme XT, the company also launched a 10,000mAh powerbank for Rs 1,299 and Realme Buds Wireless for Rs 1,799.
Sheth said that Realme India sold 1.2 lakh Realme 5 units and 1.3 lakh units of the Realme 5 Pro until now. He also claimed that the company’s its offline sales grew over 300 percent in April-August period. The executive also says that Realme is investing Rs 300 crores to be prepared for Diwali sales. Sheth also revealed the Android 10 update schedule for the existing Realme phones. The OS update will start rolling out from Q1 next year and by Q3 2020, all the existing phones are said to get the latest update.