Realme X is scheduled to make its much-anticipated India debut on July 15. This device was first launched in China with some impressive specs, including an AMOLED display, a pop-up selfie camera, an-display fingerprint scanner, and even a 48MP rear snapper. However, the Realme X in China is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC, which comes in the company’s lower-priced Realme 3 Pro in India. And that’s where all the debate begins?
Indian consumers have started to become tech aware and many of them know that the Snapdragon 710 is a year-old chipset whereas the Snapdragon 675 or Snapdragon 730 chipset is relatively new. Well, the Realme X launch in China saw Indian fans asking the obvious question – Why pick an older chipset that you already have in a budget phone?
Well, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth addressed the same back in May with a tweet, which stated, “Realme X may not necessarily launch at the same specs in India.” This gave a number of fans hope and sparked rumors that the Realme X may come in tow with the Snapdragon 730 chipset.
#realmeX may not necessarily launch at the same specs in India.
We are planning to have an #realmeXIndian version and
pricing maybe around 18k.
Apart from Garlic and Onion, 😊
we will also have one more special variant for India.👍
RT and Guess?
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) May 18, 2019
Well, it seems like we have been hoping for too much as a fresh leak from tipster Ishan Agarwal says that the Realme X Indian variant will come with a Snapdragon 710 chipset – similar to what we’ve seen on the Chinese variant.
This does come as a bit of surprise, because the Realme X might have a new AMOLED display, a bezel-less design with pop-up cameras but without a chipset bump, it will not be a huge upgrade over the Realme 3 Pro.
Exclusive: realme will launch two phones on 15th July. First one is realme X that will launch with Snapdragon 710 in India and the second one will be a lesser-specced/lite version of the realme 3 (I don't know the exact name yet). Sounds interesting, doesn't it? #realmeX #realme pic.twitter.com/CYt8Q8oQ5i
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) July 6, 2019
Also, the Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 730 chipset (which we recently benchmarked) is all set to launch in India at a similar price to the Realme X, and we all know that the 730 is a better processor than the 710.
While Ishan’s leaks and tips have been quite accurate, we suggest you take this with a pinch of salt and we can expect Realme to pull a fast one on us. If not, then it would be a lost opportunity for the Chinese giant who’s been trying to follow in the footsteps of Xiaomi. Here’s a quick Realme X hands-on from our trip to China:
In addition, the leak talks about a second lower-specced variant of the Realme 3 (which competes with the Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment) that you can read about in the tweet above. Realme already has the Realme C2 in the entry-level segment to compete against the Redmi 7A, however, we can expect the company to now come for Redmi 7 or Redmi Y3 in the Rs 6,000-Rs 8,000 price segment as well.
What are your opinions on Realme X’s India launch? Would you still buy it if it came with Snapdragon 710 chipset in tow? Let us know in the comments below.