After a tireless teaser campaign, Realme unveiled its 64MP flagship today.
The Realme XT is powered by a 10nm Snapdragon 712 chipset with either 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. As usual the built-in storage is expandable through a dedicated microSD card slot.
The XT brings an increased power pack to the Realme X – 4,000mAh – and you can top it all up in 80 minutes with the included 20W VOOC adapter.
In keeping with Realme’s tradition of original design, the Realme XT features a 3D curved glass rear panel with a ‘Hyperbola Light Streak’ effect. That glass is Gorilla Glass 5.
From left to right: Realme 5 Pro, Realme XT, Realme X
On the front the Realme XT boasts a 6.4-inch 2340x1080px Super AMOLED display. Built inside is a fingerprint scanner that promises super fast (334ms is the exact claim) unlock and a doubled sensitivity area.
Software-wise the Realme XT runs ColorOS 6 under Android 9 Pie, equipped with HyperBoost 2.0 for a claimed lower latency and faster frame rates during gaming. Google’s Digital Wellbeing and a system-wide Dark Mode are part of the package too. Realme promises an update to Android 10 in Q1 of 2020.
Bigger in-display reader, ColorOS 6
But the Realme XT’s calling card is its main 64MP f/1.8 camera. It’s Samsung’s GW1 sensor and at 1/1.72″ it’s up to 34% bigger than the 48MP sensor found on competing phones. The 64MP sensor uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to deliver a 16MP images with 1.6μm individual-sized pixels.
The Realme XT will snap 16MP photos by default but there’s a special Ultra 64MP mode that will capture 9216×6912px stills.
The other cameras on the rear are an 8MP 119-degree ultrawide, a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro snapper that can capture fine detail at 4cm. On the opposite side is a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.
Ultra Macro and Ultra 64MP modes
The Realme XT starts at INR 15,999 (200) for the 4GB/64GB model, the 6GB/64GB is INR 16,999 (215), while the 8GB/128GB is INR 18,999 (240). The first sale will go live at noon on September 16.
Realme will offer special Realme Buds Wireless, priced at INR 1,799 (23), a special XT Iconic Case for INR 399 (5) and a 10,000mAh 18W Realme Power Bank for INR 1,299 (16).
Realme Android Announcement