Realme announces first device powered by the Snapdragon 7-series 5G SoC, also slated to launch a 90 Hz display phone cheaper than the OnePlus 7T
In tune with Qualcomm's IFA 2019 announcement of chipsets with integrated 5G modems, Realme said that it will soon launch a device powered by the Snapdragon 7-series 5G mobile platform. Realme has been eyeing a global 5G rollout before most OEMs and with even mid-range Snapdragon chips slated to get integrated 5G modems, Realme is well-poised to release 5G handsets worldwide alongside Nokia, LG, Oppo, Redmi, Vivo, and Motorola.
Details about the upcoming Realme 5G phone are still scarce at the moment. However, the company did confirm that all key regions and worldwide bands would be supported including both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G networks. The phone will also make use of Qualcomm's next gen AI Engine and Elite Gaming features.
Realme is embarking on a slew of new offerings and changes. The company is soon slated to move away from Oppo's ColorOS for its own RealmeOS offering based on Android 10. Recently, Realme also announced the Realme XT with 64 MP a quad-camera setup and is also expected to soon launch its first flagship powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus.
Also in the offing is a Realme phone featuring a display with a 90 Hz refresh rate. This was confirmed by Realme's product manager Wang Derek on Weibo who said, "Realme's new 90 Hz machine is not far away, and the price is lower than 7." In all likelihood, this new phone could be the Realme XT Pro, which is expected to feature upper midrange specs. These include a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 730G SoC, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, 64+8+2+2 MP quad-camera arrangement, a 32 MP selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, NFC, and a 4,000 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.
The trend of high display refresh rates seems to be fast catching on among OEMs. Devices such as the OnePlus 7 Pro, Nubia Red Magic 3, and the Nubia Red Magic 3S already have one and others such as Oppo and Google all set to join the club.