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The Realme XT is this brand's first 64MP-camera phone

It's...the Redmi Note 8 Pro. ...right? (Source: Realme)
It's...the Redmi Note 8 Pro. ...right? (Source: Realme)
Even as Redmi prepared for the Note 8 Pro's launch, Realme was reportedly sending units of its new XT mobile device out to some media outlets. It is the OPPO sub-brand's long-awaited 64MP quad-camera phone. Realme claims that it will be available for sale in September 2019.

Realme has stealthily introduced its new XT device even as Redmi got ready to launch its Note 8 series in China. The Pro variant of the latter has something important in common with the former: both feature the new 64MP camera module from Samsung. The OPPO sub-brand has released some review units to the media in an attempt to gain a pole position in terms of devices with this new attribute. However, in terms of actual product launches, Redmi has it beat.

The Note 8 Pro completes a quad-cam arrangment on its rear panel with an 8MP ultra-wide lens, in addition to 2 2MP sensors: one for depth-sensing and one for macros. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T, as projected from earlier leaks. It has a 6.53-inch FHD LCD front panel, in which a fingerprint sensor and a minimal chin is found. By contrast, its new Realme competition's specs are not so much a variation on the X's configuration as they are on those of the 5 Pro.

The Note 8 Pro has a 4500mAh battery, with 18-watt fast-charging. This feature is also present in the vanilla Note 8's 4000mAh battery. This is a phone in which the 64MP camera is replaced by a 48MP one. However, it retains the other 3 cameras as in the Pro variant. It is powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC (as projected), and has a 6.3-inch screen of the same quality of the Pro, but without the in-built fingerprint sensor.

The Note 8 starts at only 999 yuan (about US$140) for a 4GB RAM base model. However, this rises to 1399 yuan (US$195) for the top-end 6GB version with 128GB of internal storage. The Note 8 Pro, on the other hand, costs the same for its least powerful 6GB/64GB variant. Alternatively, a jump to 8GB/128GB goes for 1799 yuan ($250). To date, Realme has not specified how the XT may be priced.

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Some real-life images of the Realme XT. (Source: Android Authority)
Some real-life images of the Realme XT. (Source: Android Authority)
The Note 8 series in official promo images. (Source: Redmi)
The Note 8 series in official promo images. (Source: Redmi)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08-30 (Update: 2019-08-30)