Realme Confirms Use of Snapdragon 765G Chip InK30 5G
5G phones have created a buzz in recent times and conqueror of the mobile segment, Xiaomi has already stepped forward in unboxing the most affordable 5G phone in the form of the Redmi K30 5G. Now, to beat Xiaomi, its arch-rival Realme has also announced that it’s coming out with its own affordable 5G smartphone soon. It will be called the Realme X50 but so far, we do not have any news about its technical specifications. However, the recent teaser revealed Realme has finally given out some information about the guts of the Realme X50 and it’s a no-brainer as to what is powering the phone.
Similar to Redmi, Realme will also use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset for the X50. The Snapdragon 765G supports 5G networks and can deliver download speeds of up to 3.7Gbps. The chip comes embedded with the Snapdragon X52 modem and all phones that use the Snapdragon 765G chipset will end up supporting 5G network out-of-the-box. The teaser also disclosed that the X50 will support both Stand Alone and Non-Stand Alone 5G networks.
This also gives a hint about Realme’s expected pricing strategy for the X50. With the Snapdragon 765G, the Realme X50 could try to undercut the Redmi K30 5G at a starting price of Rs 20,000 in markets where 5G networks are supported. However, unlike Redmi, Realme has announced that it will only manufacture 5G phones in 2020. This also gives a possibility of the Realme X50 being offered in markets like India at a premium, possibly under Rs 30,000.
While most of the specifications regarding the X50 are still unknown, one thing we are sure of is that the Realme X50 will have a narrow-bezel display with a cut-out for dual selfie cameras. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Realme X50 looks strikingly identical to the Redmi K30 5G. If that’s the case, you can also expect Realme to offer the 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor as the main camera and Realme’s proprietary 30W VOOC fast charging.
With the Snapdragon 765G chipset, the Realme X50 is expected to offer better performance over the Redmi K30 4G in India, unless Xiaomi decides to bring both the 4G and 5G variants of the Redmi K30 to India. However, there are rumours of Realme doing a lite version of the X50 with possibly a MediaTek 5G chipset.