Realme XT 64MP quad camera phone to debut in India in September

On: August 21, 2019

Realme India is gearing up to launch a 64-megapixel quad rear camera phone that will be called Realme XT. Madhav Sheth, CEO for Realme India confirmed its existence at the launch event of the Realme 5 series. The company had earlier teased the 64-megapixel camera technology in India, without revealing additional information. The Realme XT will use Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 64-megapixel sensor. With the new hardware in place, the Realme XT will be able to capture images with greater detail and color accuracy even in low-light conditions.

According to Samsung, “GW1 uses Dual Conversion Gain (DCG), which converts the light received from the surrounding environment into electrical signals. This allows the sensor to better utilize its full well capacity (FWC), using the collected light efficiently in bright surroundings”. The GW1 sensor is also equipped with 4-in-1 pixel-merging TetraCell technology for shooting 16-megapixel shots in dim-light conditions.

Realme XT teaser

The Realme XT will be arriving as an enhanced version of the Realme X  that went official in the country in the previous month. The above image of the Realme XT does not show a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, hinting at an in-display fingerprint scanner. This automatically confirms the presence of an AMOLED display. The XT could be powered by a processor that is more powerful than Snapdragon 710 that fuels Realme X. It could be arriving with a bigger battery.

Realme had earlier hinted at a pre-Diwali launch. Hence, the smartphone is expected to go official by the end of September. Sheth also teased a September launch by referring to the lyrics of “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”

Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro Specs and Features

In related news, Realme launched the Realme 5 and the 5 Pro in India. These phones have starting prices of Rs 9,999 and Rs 13,999 respectively. The Realme 5 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ resolution display and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC with up to 4GB of RAM. The smartphone gets a 12-megapixel quad-camera primary setup with a 13-megapixel selfie lens. Its other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm headphone jack and draws power from a 5,000mAh battery.

The Realme 5 Pro features a 6.5-inch full HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 712 chipset with up to 8GB of RAM. It gets up to 128GB of native storage, and supports a microSD card. The highlight of the device is the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 quad camera system. It has a front camera of 16-megapixels. It receives power from a 4,035mAh battery that supports 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charge through USB Type-C.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.