This year, the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will be held from February 24th to 27th. Today, Realme has announced that it will hold a global 5G launch event on February 24th at MWC 2020. The Chinese smartphone maker had launched the Realme X50 5G in its home country earlier this month. Last year, only a few smartphones with 5G support were launched, and most of them were flagship devices. However, the new Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 765 processors come with an integrated modem that enables 5G connectivity. With this, 5G connectivity is expected to gain increasing traction in the market this year.
Realme’s event description states that “Realme will host the first global launch event in 2020. In the 5G era, realme will be dedicated to be the popularizer of cutting-edge technology, promoting the popularity of 5G networks worldwide and bringing new 5G phones with power and style to global users.” Chances are that the brand may launch a 5G smartphone at the tech trade show. The X50 5G is the company’s only 5G capable device. The smartphone could be rebranded for international markets. The Realme X50 5G will be the cheapest 5G smartphones if launched globally.
Realme X50 5G specifications and pricing
The Realme X50 5G sports a 6.57-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a screen-to-body ratio of 90.4 percent. It features a punch-hole cutout at the top left corner for dual front cameras. The device comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button. The X50 5G is equipped with a quad-camera setup comprising of 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 12MP telephoto shooter and a 2MP depth sensor. A 16MP primary camera and 8MP ultra-wide-angle snapper is fitted on the front for selfies.
The Realme X50 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset paired with an X52 5G modem. The device packs up to 12GB RAM and offers up to 256GB onboard storage. It runs ColorOS 7 based on Android 10. The smartphone is backed by a 4,500mAh battery unit with support for 30W fast charging.
The Realme X50 5G’s base variant i.e. 8GB + 128GB retails at RMB 2,499 (~Rs 25,800). The 6GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB variants are priced at RMB 2,699 (~Rs 27,850) and RMB 2,999 (~Rs 30,950). The smartphone is already on sale in China.