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Realme ramps up the premium specs with the announcement of the X2 Pro

The Realme X2 will gain a Pro variant soon. (Source: NDTV)
The Realme X2 will gain a Pro variant soon. (Source: NDTV)
A Realme executive has just lifted the lid on the X2 Pro, which is to be the brand's first Snapdragon 855 Plus device. This upcoming flagship is also said to have a 90Hz display and next-gen VOOC charging technology. At present, it does not have an official launch date.

The Realme X2 is a phone released only 6 days ago (on September 24, 2019); now, however, it seems it will not have much time to settle into the market before being overshadowed by a newer and more powerful variant. It is to be called the X2 Pro, a name gleaned from an identifying tag in a Weibo post by a company manager.

This staff member (Yu Xi Chase) ostensibly wrote the post in order to tease the upcoming X2 Pro with its new tagline ("Super Warrior!"). However, the text alongside this message's time-stamp (perhaps intentionally) gives away slightly more. The official leak also reveals that the X2 Pro will be powered by the latest Qualcomm premium SoC, the Snapdragon 855 Plus.

Confusingly, there is evidence that Realme has also certified a phone with the 855 Plus' immediate early-year predecessor. This has led to speculation that there are at least 2 versions of the X2 Pro, perhaps so as to cater to various different markets. A separate, non-OEM rumor suggests that this new phone will be the promised 90 hertz-screen device from this brand, and that it will have 50-watt VOOC 4.0 charging besides.

Should this be the case, it seems like good news for Realme fans everywhere. However, there is a potential caveat to this prospect. The existing X2 is a China-exclusive device that is a variation of the more global XT in its turn; this implies that the 855 Plus X2 Pro may not make it to international markets either. Then again, this will be confirmed or denied at the new flagship's launch, which, judging by Realme's current impressive rate of new phone releases this year, could be as early as October 2019.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09-30 (Update: 2019-09-30)