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Realme launches a budget, yet still 120Hz, version of the X50 5G

The new Realme X50m. (Source: Realme)
The new Realme X50m. (Source: Realme)
The X50 was the first Realme phone to launch with the Snapdragon 765G SoC and this brand's updated UI. Now, it has been refreshed with a version that starts cheaper than the original phone in its home market. However, it still rocks a 120 hertz (Hz) refresh rate for its 6.57-inch display.

Realme debuted the X50 as its first 5G phone in January 2020. Now, it has refreshed the same device with a more entry-level price. This X50m has the same display as its forerunner, complete with its flagship-grade 120Hz refresh rate. 

It also has the same Snapdragon 765G processor, battery capacity and Realme UI based on Android 10. However, it starts at 1999 yuan (~US$282) for a 6GB RAM/128GB storage base-model, whereas the X50 had done so at 2699 yuan (~$381) for the same.

This is because the X50m compromises on camera quality compared to the original: its has quad 48+8+2+2MP shooters, whereas the X50 has a 64MP main shooter, as well as an advanced 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) that is not found in the X50m.

Similarly, the new refresh still has a dual punch-hole selfie camera, but the lenses here are 16+2MP as opposed to 16+8MP (one of which is also ultrawide) in the X50. Nevertheless, many consumers worldwide may still be interested in this new bargain of a 5G phone.

These international consumers just may be in luck: as it turns out, the Realme X50m is the phone certified as the RMX2142 by TENAA. As this model number has also been linked to the product name X3 in other leaks, it may launch as such in other markets.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-26 (Update: 2020-04-27)