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Realme X50 Pro Offers Snapdragon 865 & 5G for Less Than RM2,500

Realme recently unveiled its first-ever 5G smartphone in India, the Realme X50 Pro 5G. Not only does it support 5G connectivity – an increasingly common feature on flagships – Realme’s latest device is a high-end smartphone through and through, and it is set to arrive in Malaysia soon.

As expected, the X50 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset yet, the Snapdragon 865. Without a doubt you can expect to get flagship-tier performance out of this smartphone. After all, most phone makers are using this SoC for their respective high-end devices.

In line with the current trend of smartphones with fast displays, the X50 Pro comes with a 6.44-inch 2400 x 1080 Super AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. Sure, it’s not quite as fast as, say, the 120Hz displays of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, but 90Hz is still better than conventional 60Hz panels.

Besides that, the X50 Pro has a hole-punch cutout on the top left of the screen; very similar-looking to the Samsung Galaxy S10+‘s Infinity-O Display. That cutout houses two selfie cameras: a 32MP f/2.5 primary shooter, and an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle sensor. Underneath the screen, on the other hand, is an optical in-screen fingerprint sensor.

Design wise, the X50 Pro…doesn’t appear to be particularly unique. It still looks very similar to Realme’s other devices, and that also means it has a rather generic design. But what is eye-catching are the colour options: Rust Red and Moss Green. Odd names, yes, but these shades do give the phone an interesting, unique appearance.

Another interesting feature of the X50 Pro is its fast charging capability. According to Realme, the phone comes with 65W “SuperDart” fast charging, which can supposedly charge the phone’s 4,200mAh dual-cell battery to full in only 35 minutes. If it can really achieve this, that’s an impressive charging rate.

In the camera department, the X50 Pro has a quad camera system. It consists of a 64MP f/1.8 sensor, an 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide angle shooter, a 12MP f/2.5 telephoto lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 monochrome portrait camera. Collectively, this camera system can do up to “20x hybrid zoom,” though it remains to be seen exactly how good is the zoom performance.

Other specifications of the X50 Pro include up to 12GB of RAM, two storage options (128GB and 256GB), and Realme UI based on Android 10 out of the box.

The Realme X50 Pro will go on sale in India on 5 March. Three variants are offered there: the 128GB model with 6GB of RAM goes for 37,999 Indian rupee (about RM2,240), while the 128GB + 8GB and 256GB + 12GB variants go for 39,999 rupee (approximately RM2,355) and 44,999 rupee (around RM2,650) respectively.

We still don’t know exactly when the X50 Pro will reach Malaysian shores, though Realme did say the 5G smartphone will be coming here soon. If priced right, we reckon the X50 Pro will be quite popular on our shores.