Realme X2 Pro is official: The next flagship killer? (Update: 65W charging)

Update, October 3 2019 (3:57AM ET): We already know that the Realme X2 Pro is coming, marking the first flagship for the brand. The company has also confirmed that it’s packing a 64MP quad rear camera setup and a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor.

Now, Realme has revealed that the new device is also packing 65W fast-charging from Oppo. The fast-charging tech allows a phone with a 4,000mAh battery to hit 100% in just 25 minutes, and it hits 50% capacity in just ten minutes.

We’re not sure how big the Realme X2 Pro battery will be but given Oppo’s previous comparisons, we’re guessing it’s 4,000mAh or thereabouts as well.

The company also confirmed on Twitter that the Realme X2 Pro will pack a 90Hz display, joining OnePlus and the original ROG Phone in offering this refresh rate. The official teaser page notes that it’s the first 90Hz display at this price segment, suggesting that it will be cheaper than the OnePlus 7T.

It looks like the first Realme flagship is definitely shaping up to be an impressive device on paper. But would you buy it over other high-end phones? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

Original article, October 1 2019 (9:12AM ET): Realme has enjoyed massive success since launching in India just over a year ago, owing to its cut-price mid-range and low-end smartphones. We know the company is readying a flagship though, as an executive confirmed the name and processor this week.

Now, the company has officially confirmed details regarding its first flagship, and it’s indeed called the Realme X2 Pro. Realme says the new phone sports a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, making it a very powerful device in theory.

There’s no word on RAM/storage figures but if it’s anything like the Realme XT, then we can expect 4GB to 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage.

A camera for every occasion?

Realme is also bringing a quad rear camera to the new device, delivering a 64MP f/1.8 main camera, for one. The other sensors are a depth lens, an ultra-wide camera with 115 degree field of view, and a telephoto camera with 20x hybrid zoom.

We don’t know much else about the camera setup, but a high level of hybrid zoom usually requires a telephoto camera with a high native zoom factor. For example, the Huawei P30 Pro has 10x hybrid zoom from a 5x periscope zoom camera, while the Oppo Reno 10X Zoom Edition gets 10x hybrid zoom from its 6x periscope zoom sensor.

Realme says the new flagship will sport Nightscape 2.0 for low-light shooting, an upgraded image stabilization algorithm, and real-time bokeh in videos.

Editor’s Pick

The Realme X2 Pro will launch in Spain “very soon,” the company noted in an emailed press release. But the brand notes that the launch event will take place simultaneously in Asia and Europe. This suggests that China and/or India will get the device too.

We’ve asked Realme for more pricing information and will update the article if/when they get back to us. For what it’s worth, Xiaomi’s affordable flagship, the Mi 9T Pro, is available in Europe for roughly €450 (~$490).

How much would you pay for the Realme X2 Pro? Let us know in the comments!

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