- Realme’s next flagship for China will be part of a new series
- It will be powered by Snapdragon 888
- A render of an unknown Realme phone has surfaced
At the beginning of this month, Realme revealed that the Realme Race phone arriving in 2021 will be the company’s first flagship smartphone driven by the Snapdragon 888. Soon after the company confirmed its existence, GSMArena shared a render of the Realme Race smartphone along with some of its specs.
Today, Realme China President Xu Qi Chase revealed through a Weibo post that the Race is not the actual name of the company’s next flagship phone. He said that “Race” is just the codename of the device and it will be a part of new lineup. Without mentioning any specific timeframe, Qi mentioned that it will debut in 2021.
Realme’s upcoming flagship belongs to a new series
It was reported in September that OPPO had transferred the Ace lineup to its sibling brand Realme. Hence, it is likely that Realme’s new flagship may carry an “Ace” branding. Realme had announced the Realme X50 Pro 5G in February this year. Probably, the Snapdragon 888 powered Realme Ace may launch in Q1 next year.
Shown above is the leaked render of the Realme Ace that was released by GSMArena earlier this month. The image reveals a curved edge back panel with a round-shaped camera module. In terms of specs, a snapshot of its “About phone” page revealed details such as RMX2022 model number, Snapdragon 888, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, Android 11 OS, and Realme UI 2.0.
Unknown Realme phone appears in a new render
In related news, a render of an unknown Realme phone is being circulated on social media platforms today. While its design is quite different from the Realme Race, there are speculations that it could be an upcoming phone from the brand.
The image suggests that the device could be wearing a leather back like the Realme 7 Pro SE Sun Kissed Leather Edition. A closer look at the camera module reveals that it has a triple camera system pioneered by a 64-megapixel main snapper. Towards the right corner of the back panel is the Realme branding along with “Power Design” text. The absence of rear or side-facing fingerprint sensors suggests that it could be equipped with an in-display solution.
Readers are requested to take the leaked render with a grain of salt as it could be a fan-made image. If it exists, the rumour mill will spill more details on it in the coming weeks.