(Pocket-lint) - Realme has unveiled a new series of smartphones. The two new phones are the latest ultra-affordable, but powerful, devices to come from a company that has made bang-for-buck its mission statement.

Having originally launched in India at the beginning of September, they've now been brought to the European market too. 

They're called the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro and - while they look similar and share the same name - they're not all that similar when you dig into specifications. 

Pro - in this instance - denotes a more powerful processor, faster charging and a better quality display and not, as is customary, a bigger screen. In fact, the Pro model has a smaller panel. 

Since we're there, let's talk displays. The Realme 7 uses a 6.5-inch 90Hz LCD panel equipped with a fast 120Hz touch response rate.

The 7 Pro, on the other hand, has been equipped with a richer, brighter AMOLED panel that stretches to 6.4-inches diagonally and features 600nits peak brightness. Both are fullHD+ (1080 x 2400). 

Of course, with the regular Realme 7 being the less expensive model, some compromises are made. Apart from the display tech, the first thing we noticed is the processing power inside. 

It's been equipped with one of MediaTek's processors and is one of the first phones to use the Helio G95 Gaming Processor, and that's paired with a huge 5,000mAh battery that charges quickly using the 30W Dart Charge tech.

For reference, that's the same technology used by OnePlus in its Warp Charge 30 adapters. 

The Pro has a more efficient Snapdragon 720G processor and uses a smaller 4,500mAh battery. However, this battery is equipped with SuperDart Charge support, which means it's split in two and charges using a 65W adapter (the same that Oppo uses in its Find X2 Pro). 

Both phones have a quad-camera system led by same the primary 64-megapixel Sony sensor, joined by an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera as well as low-resolution macro and monochrome sensors. 

Both run Realme UI based on Android 10 and will be launching at very competitive prices in India. Configurations for the 7 including 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB, with the Pro coming in one 6GB/128GB version.  

The standard Realme 7 will set you back £179 in the UK while the Realme 7 Pro starts at just £279. 

Writing by Cam Bunton. Editing by Rik Henderson.