Realme Koi with Snapdragon 888 SoC officially teased; will debut early next year


  • Realme Koi is brand’s upcoming flagship device with a Snapdragon 888 processor
  • The smartphone is expected to come in vibrant colours
  • The handset is expected to go official in China in the first quarter of 2021

Major brands are currently in a race to be the first to launch the Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone. Xiaomi has already announced the launch of its Mi 11 series on December 28th, which will arrive as the world’s first Snapdragon 888 smartphone. Now, Realme has teased its upcoming flagship called Realme Koi on Weibo.

Also read: List of smartphones powered by Snapdragon 888: Realme Race, Xiaomi Mi 11 and more

Right after the Snapdragon 888 processor was announced, Realme announced that they will launch a smartphone with the latest chipset soon. The device has been doing the rounds of the internet for a while now with its codename, Race. Realme has now officially announced the name of the upcoming device without revealing anything else.

Realme Koi flagship device with Snapdragon 888 coming Q1 2020

The Realme Koi flagship device with Snapdragon 888 chipset is coming in Q1 2020

The Realme Koi flagship device with Snapdragon 888 chipset is coming in Q1 2020

Realme took to Weibo to announce the Koi moniker of the upcoming smartphone. In fact, Realme went to an extra measure and made a dedicated Weibo page for the upcoming flagship smartphone. As of now, the Realme Koi’s dedicated handle only has a promotional poster listed on it.

Speaking of the poster, it doesn’t reveal much. Apart from Realme’s tagline, there are two koi fishes in vibrant colours. We can safely assume that the upcoming flagship will come in vibrant paintjobs. Additionally, there’s a Chinese text on the poster, which loosely translates to ‘The beginning of the new year, stay tuned.’ This hints that the smartphone will probably be launched in the first quarter of 2021.

Earlier this month, GSMArena shared two leaked images of the alleged Realme Race smartphone showcasing the back panel and the ‘About Phone’ section of the upcoming phone. The screenshot revealed details like Snapdragon 888, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, Android 11 OS, and Realme UI 2.0.

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