Indian stronghold is one of the most important markets for smartphone makers. For now, the only limitation that is holding companies from bringing cutting-edge products is the lack of operational 5G networks. With the advent of 5G companies are starting to produce more accessible devices featuring fifth-gen network support. In the coming soon, there will be no way to prevent a company from launching a 5G phone in countries where the network isn’t a reality yet. For Realme, India is one of the most important markets, and the company promised to bring 5G phones to the country soon, even though the networks aren’t ready for them. The Chinese brand unveiled the Realme X7 series in September as cost-effective 5G phones. Apparently, the launch of the Realme X7 in India is imminent.
A couple of days ago, Realme Mobile CEO, Madhav Sheth confirmed the arrival of the Realme X7 Series in India through its Twitter account. Now, the device has passed through the Bureau of Indian Standards. The executive didn’t mention any calendar date but stated that the X7 series will reach the country in 2021. The device passed by Indian BIS certification with RMX2176, so it’s safe to assume that it will arrive very early in 2021, most probably in the first days of January.
Realme X7 specifications
The Realme X7 flaunts a massive 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The handset is powerful and capable thanks to the excellent MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset. It comes alongside 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal Storage which is expandable via a microSD card. The phone runs Android 10 OS with RealmeUI on the top, of course, it is eligible for the Android 11-based RealmeUI 2.0.
The display has a top-left aligned punch hole that serves as a house for the 32MP selfie shooter. It also has an in-display fingerprint scanner ensuring biometric authentication feature. Moving around to the back, we have a Square-ish Quad-Camera setup that comprises a 64MP shooter, an 8MP ultrawide sensor, a 2MP depth module, and 2MP macro shooters. The phone draws power from a 4,300mAh battery that comes with 65W fast-charging support. The fast-charging capabilities are among the highlights of this device, after all, there are flagships in 2020 shipping with less than 30W fast-charging.
The Realme X7 arrived in China with a starting price of 1,799 Yuan (~$264 / INR 20,400). The higher variant comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage and sets you back by 2,399 Yuan ($352 / INR 27,100). For that amount, you get 5G, a chipset that runs everything on Play Store, and a blazing fast-charging technology.