Realme recently launched a new affordable phone in Malaysia, the Realme C55. One of the most unique appeals of the budget-friendly device is the “Mini Capsule” feature, which (somewhat) mimics the functionality of Apple’s Dynamic Island notch.
Two variants of the C55 are offered in Malaysia. The base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage goes for RM699, while the 8GB + 256GB configuration retails at RM799. Two colour options are available here: Sunshower and Rainy Night.
So what exactly is the Realme C55’s Mini Capsule? Well, in normal use, the phone has a standard hole-punch cutout for the 8MP selfie camera. But when it’s plugged to a charger or the battery is low, the cutout will expand accordingly – mimicking Apple’s Dynamic Island – to show these details. While Realme’s implementation isn’t as functional or extensive, it is a novel feature.
Other specifications of the C55 include a MediaTek Helio G88 chipset, a 6.72-inch Full HD+ IPS display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a dual camera system (64MP primary + 2MP depth), and a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.
The Realme C55 is now available for pre-order in Malaysia from RM699. Early birds can even get a Realme Buds 2 Neo and a six-month extended warranty for free, which are worth RM129 altogether.