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A Bluetooth SIG leak raises the prospect of a true 2019 Realme flagship

Realme may launch a more premium device soon. (Source: Kompas Tekno)
Realme may launch a more premium device soon. (Source: Kompas Tekno)
Realme may have a phone powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC in the works. This is indicated by a new certification granted by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) for a new device from this brand. It is described as running a processor that matches up to the premium chipset well.

Realme is a sub-brand of the OEM OPPO that is usually associated with more cost-effective devices directed at a younger smartphone consumer audience. To that end, it has typically used mid- to low-end processors, although they can be paired with more attractive, flashy features with regard to their cameras or other attributes. However, it now seems that the brand will release a phone that could be a contender in at least 1 price-band up from normal. 

This theory is corroborated by the discovery of a Bluetooth SIG certification for a Realme device characterized as running a "2.84GHz Qualcomm eight-core processor". There is a chipset out there that matches these specs: the Snapdragon 855. The new phone is also described as having a 6.55-inch FHD screen (which measures up to that of the brand-new OnePlus 7T).

However, it is also down as having a 1950mAh battery, which may impact on the validity of this leak somewhat. (Then again, this could mean it is using OPPO's dual-battery-pack design to minimize charging times.) Should this document prove genuine, the new Realme 855 phone comes in 2 variants: RMX 1933 and RMX 1931.

The former has also been spotted in the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bureau of Indian Standards approved lists. This suggests that it is a regional variant destined for the same market, whereas RMX 1931 could be a Chinese or international model of this putative new Realme flagship.

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The RMX 1931 and 1933's Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG listings. (Source: Nashville Chatter)
The RMX 1931 and 1933's Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG listings. (Source: Nashville Chatter)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09-28 (Update: 2019-09-29)