Realme Race could be the first smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Yesterday, Qualcomm held the Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020 to announce the Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform. It has arrived as the successor to the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The SD888 SoC will be powering flagship phones from various brands in the coming year. Soon after the launch, Realme confirmed that its upcoming smartphone which is codenamed as “Race” will be one of the first flagships to debut with this chipset.
GSMArena has shared two leaked images of the Realme Race smartphone. The first image showcases the rear design of the smartphone and the second one is a screenshot of the “About phone” page. The second image reveals some of the key specifications of the smartphone.
Realme Race key specifications (Rumoured)
The rear panel of the Realme Race phone reveals that it has a glass back with curved edges. The circular camera module houses four cameras and there is an elongated LED flash unit alongside it. The “About phone” page has revealed that the model number of the Race smartphone is RMX2022. The SD888 powered flagship is equipped with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The phone is loaded with Realme UI V2.0 based on Android 11 OS.
There is no word on the launch date of the Race smartphone yet. Realme announced the Realme X50 Pro 5G in February this year in India. Hence, there is a possibility that the Race flagship may debut in Q1 next year. Commenting on the Race handset, Realme CEO and Vice President Madhav Sheth said “This is a milestone both for Realme and our users. Realme is working towards being a democratizer of next-gen 5G technology unlocking the potential of 5G to deliver exciting new experiences for consumers globally. We are proud to be among the first smartphone manufacturers to come equipped with the Snapdragon 888 chipset. With this milestone, we reaffirm our commitment to bring more 5G devices in India in 2021.”
At present, Realme is selling Q, V, and X series of smartphones in China. A reliable tipster from China had claimed a few months back that OPPO has transferred its Ace lineup to Realme. Hence, there is a possibility that the RMX2022 phone may arrive with Ace branding in its home market.
In his recent leaks, the tipster revealed that the Realme Ace will be sporting a thin design, a punch-hole screen, and it will carry support for superfast charging. He added that all the upcoming Realme phones arriving in the first half of the year will have punch-hole displays and it will be launching phones with under-screen camera in the second half of 2021.