Realme XT highlights: Price in India starts at ₹15,999, first sale on September 16
Realme is looking to steal Xiaomi’s thunder by launching its first 64-megapixel camera phone in India. Called Realme XT, the latest smartphone takes on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro which also offers 64-megapixel camera. Both smartphones offer Samsung GW1 sensor-based 64-megapixel camera. Realme XT is a mid-range smartphone and comes with Snapdragon 712 processor, 4,000mAh battery and 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charge. Realme XT comes in Pearl Blue and Pearl White colour options. Realme XT price in India starts at ₹15,999. The first sale is on September 16 at 12noon.The Realme XT launch event is scheduled to start at 12:30 PM IST. Here are the highlights.
Realme XT Round up
Realme XT key specifications and features
6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display
In-screen fingerprint sensor
64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP Rear Camera
16MP Selfie Camera
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC
4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB
20W adapter, Vooc 3.0 Flash Charge.
Realme XT Price, Availability
Realme XT price in India starts at Rs 15,999. The first sale is on September 16 at 12noon. The 6GB and 64GB and 8GB and 128GB models are priced at Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. Realme will also launch a Realme XT730G with Snapdragon 730G processor and 30W Vooc Flash Charger.
Realme Buds Wireless
Realme has launched Realme Buds Wireless wireless headphones. The wireless headphone comes with magnetic buds. It comes with Bass Boost Driver as well. The device supports Bluetooth 5.0 and has IPX4 Splash Resistance. Realme Buds Wireless is priced at Rs 1,799.
Along with Realme XT, the company has introduced new XT Iconic Cases. The cases will be available at a starting price of Rs 399 and will be available soon. Realme Power Bank with 10,000mAh capacity and 18W two-way Quick Charge has also been launched. The device is available for Rs 1,299.
Realme Global Photography Contest
Realme is hosting a Global Photography Contest. The contest begins today and will be open till the 1st day of the New Year. Participants can win up to $10,000 prize and also stand a chance to become a realme contracted photographer.
Realme XT Specs
Realme XT comes with an AMOLED display. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE processor. It comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. It supports UFS 2.1. The phone comes with a 4,000mAh battery and is bundled with a 20W adapter. The smartphone supports Dolby Atmos, Super Linear Speaker.
It runs on Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0. The phone has a system-wide dark mode as well. The custom OS also brings Digital Wellbeing feature.
Quad-camera setup specs
Realme XT's quad camera setup has a combination of following sensors - 8-megapixel (ultra wide-angle 119-degree, f/2.25 aperture, 1.12um), 64-megapixel primary sensor (GW1, 1/1.172 inch, f/1.8, 0.8um), 2-megapixel (Portrait, 1/5-inch, 1.175um, f/2.4), and 2-megapixel (Macro, 1/5inch, 1.75um, f/2.4).
Realme XT Selfie camera
Realme XT comes with a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 large aperture, AI Beautification, 2um large pixel.
Quad camera setup
The new #realmeXT with its Quad Camera setup that comes with an Ultra Wide-Angle lens, a Portrait lens and a Macro lens will be the best camera phone for every Indian in its segment.#64MPQuadCameraXpert pic.twitter.com/5B4Xt5E0ED— realme (@realmemobiles) September 13, 2019
Realme XT also comes with wide-angle, macro and portrait sensors along with the 64-megapixel sensor.
Realme XT vs Vivo Z1x
Realme in demonstration shows says its 64-megapixel camera phone is better than the competition. The company pitted Realme XT against Vivo Z1x which offers 48-megapixel camera.
Realme XT 64MP camera
Under the hood runs a Samsung GW1 sensor which has ISOCELL Plus, Smart ISO, Hybrid HDR, 1/1.72-inch sensor size, 0.8um pixel size, Super-PD Auto Focus.
Realme XT Display
Realme XT diaplay comes with 91.9% Corning Gorilla Glass 5 chip-on-FPC bonding.
Realme XT announced
Realme XT is official. The device comes with ‘hyperbola effect'. The smartphone will come with 3D Gorilla Glass back panel. There will be two colour options – Pearl Blue and Pearl White.
Ayushmann Khurrana is ‘Captain Realme’
Realme has roped in actor Ayushmann Khurrana to promote the latest Realme XT smartphone.
Make in India
Realme says it is committed to ‘Make in India' initiative. Its production units have now achieved 3.6 million monthly production capacity.
Sheth says Realme's offline sales have grown in the second quarter by over 300%. Service centers have doubled since January this year.
Realme XT launch event begins
Realme's event begins. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth takes the stage. Sheth reveals Realme sold 1.2 lakh units of Realme 5 and 1.3 lakhs units of Realme 5 Pro in their first sales on Flipkart and realme.com.
Realme XT specifications
Realme XT is confirmed to come with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 712 octa-core processor. The smartphone will also come with a notched display with curved glass back design on the back. Realme XT will be powered by a 4,000mA battery.
Realme event starts at 12:30PM
Realme will unveil its new Realme XT smartphone at an event in New Delhi today. The event starts in just a few minutes. To refresh, Realme XT is the company's first 64-megapixel camera phone.
Realme Buds Wireless
Realme is likely to announce a wireless earbuds today as well. The teaser image hints at Realme Buds-like design and is promised to deliver improved bass.
Realme Days Sale
Ahead of Realme XT launch, Realme is hosting an online sale on Flipkart and Realme.com/in. The company is offering Realme 2 Pro at a starting price of Rs 8,999. Realme 3 is now available for a starting price of Rs 8,499. The sale ends on September 14.
Realme and Xiaomi both are using Samsung's GW1 sensor for the 64-megapixel camera. The sensor is said to deliver better lowlight and daylight photography. It also brings real-time HDR with 100 decibles.
Realme promises ‘Big Surprise’
Ahead of Realme XT launch in India, CEO Madhav Sheth has promised a ‘big surprise' at the launch event. The teaser also reveals a new “Project Hawkeye.”
Realme XT will also come with four rear cameras. Just last month Realme had announced that it will be upgrading all top smartphones with quad-camera setup. The latest Realme 5 series also comes with a quad camera setup.
Ayushmann Khurrana to promote Realme XT
Realme has roped in Ayushmann Khurrana to promote Realme XT. The official teaser also reveals exclusive partnership with Flipkart for the new smartphone.
How to watch Realme XT Launch Livestream
Realme will be live streaming the launch event on its YouTube and Facebook channels. You can also follow the live updates through the company's official Twitter handle.