The highly-anticipated Realme X has finally made its debut in China, and it’s easily the most lavish smartphone that the company has come up with to date.

The Realme X has a slew of similarities to the Realme 3 Pro, but with big improvements in some areas to up the ante. One of the biggest ones is the upgrade to a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel, which enabled its in-display fingerprint scanner.


Realme was also able to achieve a good 91.2% screen-to-body ratio by eliminating the notch, and implements a pop-up selfie camera, just like what the OPPO F11 Pro has. This mechanism houses a 16-megapixel sensor for self-portraits.

Its biggest upgrade over the Realme 3 Pro is the cameras on the back. The Realme X brags a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 camera, which is the same sensor found on the more expensive OnePlus 7 Pro. There’s also the 5-megapixel depth-sensor for the portrait mode effects.


The Realme X will be juiced up by a 3,765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support.

  • Android 9 Pie, ColorOS 6
  • Dual SIM
  • 6.53-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~394ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 91.2% screen-to-body ratio
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • Adreno 616 GPU
    64GB/128GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
  • 48-megapixel (Sony IMX586, f/1.7) + 5-megapixel rear cameras, LED flash
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Dolby Atmos
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 161.2 x 76 x 8.4mm
  • Weight: 191g
  • Colors: Steam White, Punk Blue
  • 3,765mAh non-removable battery, VOOC 3.0

The Realme X will be available in China for a price of CNY1,499 (~Php11,400) for the 4GB/64GB model, CNY1,599 (~Php12,200) for the 6GB/64GB, and CNY1,799 (~Php13,700) for the 8GB/128GB.

Its official pricing and availability details in the Philippines are yet to be known. But since its smaller brother, the Realme X Lite, is basically a rebranded Realme 3 Pro, we might get this device locally with a different name. Let’s just wait and see.

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  1. is this really not going to be released in the ph? im sooo tempted to buy the china version..but would you recommend to wait a month?