Sony IMX586 sensor and FHD AMOLED screen for Realme X confirmed

The Realme X in its Blue shade. (Source: TENAA)
The Realme X in its Blue shade. (Source: TENAA)
The X is Realme's next smartphone release. Previous leaks about this phone have suggested that it will have premium camera specs, in that its main sensor will be 48MP. This has been confirmed by its OEM ahead of its launch. Furthermore, the module in question will be the high-end Sony IMX586 that also graces the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Realme (OPPO's 'youth-friendly' brand) is set to launch its latest phone, the X, at an event on May 15, 2019. However, its main specs and standout features may already have been outlined at this point. The device has gone through TENAA certification, which spells out most of the phone's specs and appearance.

The regulatory body now lists the X as a phone with a 2340x1080, 19.5:9, 6.5-inch AMOLED display. It has only 1 storage SKU (64GB), which has 4GB in RAM terms. It runs Android 9.0 (Pie) and has a 3680mAh battery. This, as we have already heard, will be charged using third-generation VOOC charging from the Realme parent company.

However, the Realme X's best bit of news (leaked in this case by the brand itself on Weibo) is that its main rear camera sensor is a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. It is paired with a 5MP module. Then again, those hoping for the low-cost flagship the X is shaping up to be may be brought up a little short by its CPU spec.

It is listed as a 2.2GHz octa-core processor, which puts it well outside the realms of Snapdragon 855 territory. On the other hand, the unveiling of a competitive price on May 15 could still make the Realme X a new rival for phones such as the Redmi Note 7 Pro.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-05- 8 (Update: 2019-05- 8)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.