At the Realme XT launch event, Realme came with a massive surprise in tow and well, to our shock, it was the “real” Realme XT that should’ve debuted in India that day. Called the “Realme XT 730G,” this smartphone would be backed by Snapdragon 730G gaming-centric chipset and have 30W VOOC charging in tow.
Well, we may have to wait until December to officially get our hands on this souped-up Realme XT variant (not the existing Realme 5 Pro upgrade with a 64MP sensor), but the China market has gotten this smartphone today in the form of the Realme X2. So, let’s take a look at what all it brings along:
Realme X2: Specs and Features
As we have pointed out above, Realme X2 is a rebranded Realme XT 730G for the China market. This means it’s basically the Realme XT, with the Snapdragon 730G chipset and faster 30W VOOC charging support.
Realme X2 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. There’s a waterdrop notch up-top, which hosts a 32MP (f/2.0) sensor for all your selfie needs. You will also find an in-display fingerprint sensor baked into the Realme X2, much like the Realme XT.
Under the hood, the Snapdragon 730G chipset is coupled with up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB internal storage. Realme X2 runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box, with minor tweaks (including the dark mode) to set it apart from the software on Oppo phones.
Talking about the cameras, you are getting the same 64MP sensor-laden quad-camera setup as the Realme XT in India. So, you have a primary 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor onboard, coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 119-degree field-of-view (FOV), a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Realme X2 also comes packed with the same 4,000mAh battery pack as Realme XT, however, it now supports faster 30W VOOC charging out-of-the-box. This charging technology was recently unveiled by Oppo, alongside its 65W SuperVOOC technology.
Price and Availability
While the Chinese prices don’t exactly translate to Indian prices, they’re the closest to Indian price to give us a good idea of how the device will be priced in the country. The Realme X2 has been priced starting at 1,599 yuan (around Rs. 16,000) for 6GB+64GB variant whereas the 8GB+128GB variant will retail at 1,899 yuan (Rs. 19,000) in China.
Realme is offering a 100 yuan discount on both the variants as an introductory offer, so they are going to retail at 1,499 yuan and 1,799 yuan respectively for the time being. I believe Realme should’ve launched this smartphone in India as the 64MP camera beast instead of rushing the device to be the first to the market. What is your opinion on the Realme X2? Let us know in the comments below.