In recent months Realme has flooded the mid-range market with an assortment of worthwhile phones and it looks as though a new line of handsets is set to join them in September, with the Realme X7 series.
Via a post pushed out by the company on Chinese social media site, Weibo, we now know of the existence of the Realme X7 series – expected to be taking the form of the Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro.
Despite the numbering, it’s thought that these phones will serve as direct successors to the company’s X2-series, which made their debut the same time last year.
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The teaser image featured in the Weibo post points to a 1 September unveiling, scheduled for 2pm in China – that’s 7am BST or 11:30am IST on the same day.
As for what Realme is bringing to the table, the main post highlights the X7 Pro’s use of a 120Hz high refresh rate flexible AMOLED display – similar to that used by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S20 – and a first for Realme. The post also alludes to a premium fit and finish, something echoed by Realme’s VP – Xu Qi Chase.
In a series of posts on Chase’s own Weibo profile, he goes into more detail about the X7 Pro’s display, reaffirming its 120Hz refresh rate (along with a 240Hz touch-sampling rate) and explaining that, through the use of flexible display technology and COP (chip on glass) manufacturing, this will be Realme’s thinnest phone yet.
Source: Realme via Weibo
In one post, he shares an image of the front of the X7 Pro (above), showcasing an offset hole-punch front-facing camera – similar to the layout on the Google Pixel 4a – as well as some additional figures on the display: up to 1200nits of brightness and offering 4,096 levels of brightness adjustment.
Chase also specifically mentions that the Pro will offer impressive fast charging speeds, initially thought to tie in with the company’s July announcement, stating that it would be releasing a phone with 125W UltraDart Flash Charging in the near future.
As highlighted by tipster Digital Chat Station, the X7 Pro has also appeared on the Chinese certification database, TENAA, which sheds yet more light on the hardware this phone will be using.
The X7 Pro is reported to sport a 6.55in 2400×1080p 120Hz flexible AMOLED display (supplied by Samsung), with a 32Mp front-facing camera and a 64Mp primary snapper on the back; accompanied by a secondary 8Mp sensor and two 2Mp sensors – assumed to be ultrawide, macro and depth sensors respectively.
The phone is also said to feature a dual-cell 4500mAh battery with 65W fast charging (not 125W as hoped, but still impressively fast, like the Realme X50 Pro) and use a 2.6GHz processor, speculated to be MediaTek’s 5G-capable Dimensity 1000+ SoC. The phone also weighs 184 grams and measures 8.5mm thick.
For the time being the 1 September launch signals a China-exclusive release for the X7 series, with no official word yet on the phones’ arrival in other markets. We’ll update this feature if that looks as though it’s set to change, however.
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