Oppo sister brand Realme is announcing a new flagship phone during a livestreamed launch event today.
Realme calls itself "the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand" and makes no secret that the event is to debut the X50 Pro 5G phone - it says the theme of the event is "Speed of the Future".
Realme says it broke into the top seven global smartphone brands during the latter part of 2019 and it now has over 25 million users.
The event will take place in Madrid since Mobile World Congress 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
When is the Realme 5G launch?
Here are the various global times to make a note of. The launch takes place on Monday 24 February and will be broadcast from New Delhi.
- 1am San Francisco
- 4am New York
- 9am London
- 10am Paris, Madrid, Berlin
- 2.30pm New Delhi - there's also another launch event taking place there.
- 5pm Beijing
- 8pm Sydney
Can I watch the event live?
Here's the live video from YouTube.
What are we expecting from the event?
We'll see Realme's second 5G smartphone which will have flagship specs and will be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform. We're also expecting two models with 8GB RAM/128GB storage and 12GB RAM/256GB storage.
Realme was announced as being one of the first companies to use the new chipset during Qualcomm's launch event last December and it debuted the Snapdragon 865G-based X50 phone in China in January.
This new X50 Pro version will up the ante again, especially in the camera department.
It's rumoured that the X50 Pro will have a 64MP quad Camera setup plus dual 16MP and 8MP front cameras.
We're expecting an OLED display which is a step up from the LCD display on the standard X50.
Some rumours also suggest the X50 will have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, but we think it's more likely there will be one under the display, continuing the trend we've seen for a few years.
Wired SuperDart charging will also improve on earlier generations with stunning 65W wired charging. This matches the 65W SuperVOOC charging that sister company Oppo demonstrated last year.
The new Realme handset will feature ColourOS 7 which is based on top of Android 10.