Realme’s endeavor to capture a bigger chunk of the budget smartphone market doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. This Oppo spin-off is giving Xiaomi a hard time since the last one and a half years. And well, its assault against its Chinese counterpart continues with the launch of the Realme XT. It’s the first 64MP camera phone to land in India and it will go up against the Redmi Note 8 Pro when it comes to India next month.
Realme XT: Specs and Features
Let me start off by saying that the Realme XT is essentially a Realme 5 Pro with a 64MP primary sensor and a glass rear panel. Yeah, the company has adopted a new hyperbola light effect with a 3D glass back panel, finally, with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. This means your Realme phones will no longer scratch up within just a few days of use.
On the front, Realme XT sports a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor. It boasts a 2340x1080p resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. It comes equipped with a 16MP (f/2.0) Sony IMX471 sensor for selfies in the notch up-top.
Well, we don’t need to spend time talking about the internals as they’re the same as the Realme 5 Pro. It is powered by a Snapdragon 712 chipset, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via the dedicated microSD card slot. Realme XT is backed by Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box (Realme OS seems to be under testing and you can read all about it right here)
In the camera department, as you would already know, the Realme XT features a 64MP primary sensor made by Samsung. Yes, it is the 64MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor that also comes baked into the Redmi Note 8 Pro that should launch in India next month. All other sensors onboard here are same as the Realme 5 Pro, which means you will get an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor for crisp bokeh pictures.
If you want to see how the 64MP sensor on the Realme XT compares to the 48MP sensor on the Realme 5 Pro, don’t forget to check out our YouTube video:
All essential connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port are baked into the Realme XT as well. There’s a 4,000 mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 fast-charging technology, which means you can charge the device completely within 80 minutes.
Realme XT: Price and Availability
Realme XT has been priced starting at Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB+64GB base variant. The other two variants, i.e 6GB+64GB variant will retail at Rs. 16,999 whereas the high-end 8GB+128GB variant will retail at Rs 18,999.
Realme XT will come in two vibrant color variants, namely Pearl White and Pearl Blue, with sales kicking off from 16th September on Flipkart. There will only be 64,000 units available for purchase during the first sale and every user who manages to grab a new Realme XT will get 6-month free screen replacement. So, how excited are you to check out this 64MP camera beast? Let us know in the comments down below.