Realme X50 5G lands in Europe – UK launch on 14 July

The original Realme X50 – the company’s first-ever 5G phone – debuted as a China-exclusive back in January 2020 and now Realme brings the X50 to the UK and Europe – sort of.

Realme’s current flagship, the X50 Pro is already available throughout the brand’s lead European markets (and the UK), serving as one of the most affordable top-tier 5G phones of 2020 so far.

The original X50, which preceded it, relied on a the more modest (but still capable) Snapdragon 765G chipset, which can also be found in mid-tier devices like the LG Velvet and the upcoming OnePlus Nord and that’s exactly what the European version leverages too – although there is a subtle difference to its Chinese counterpart.

This new global model of the Realme X50 is, in fact, the more closely linked to the X50m, which launched in China in April. Despite the name change, the European X50 and the Chinese X50m both sport a different camera setup to the Chinese X50, trading the original’s 64Mp main camera sensor for a more modest 48Mp unit, backed up by an 8Mp ultrawide, 2Mp macro and 2Mp depth sensor.

Beyond 5G, other traits that remain consistent across all three of these X50 models includes a 120Hz refresh-rate display and a 4200mAh battery with 30W fast charging.

Here’s the full spec sheet for the Realme X50 available in European markets/the UK:

6.57in Full HD+ 120Hz IPS LCD
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor
128GB storage
UFS 2.1
48Mp main camera, 8Mp 119° ultra-wide sensor, 2Mp macro camera, 2Mp depth camera
16Mp main + 2Mp portrait front-facing cameras
4200mAh battery
30W Dart Charge fast charging
Fingerprint sensor
Bluetooth 5.1
Android 10 w/ Realme UI
202 grams
Colours: Ice Silver/Jungle Green
When can you buy the Realme X50 5G?

The phone is already on sale direct from Realme’s general European site in a single 6GB RAM + 128GB configuration, however, it’s also getting a dedicated UK launch on 14 July – taking place across the company’s UK Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, starting at 10am BST.

How much is the Realme X50 5G?

The aforementioned 6GB RAM + 128GB storage SKU listed on the company’s European site is priced at €349, which equates to approximately £310. Based on how the UK pricing for other Realme devices translates, we’re expecting to see a final price tag of around £299 – making this another competitive 5G offering from Realme.

The company has also released its most affordable TWS earphones alongside the X50 5G – the Realme Buds Q – for €29.99 (approximately £27).

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