Yesterday, Realme announced that it is hosting a launch event in China on 5th September where the company will unveil its new Realme Q series smartphones, featuring quad-camera setup on the back.
While the company had not revealed much more about this upcoming smartphone lineup, it has now revealed the chipset powering the device. In a new post on Weibo today, Realme revealed that the Realme Q will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC.
It is being speculated that the Realme Q-series could be the rebranded version of the Realme 5-series smartphones launched in India last week. The Realme 5 Pro was also recently certified by TENAA, indicating that it’s coming to China for sure, but could have a different name.
The Realme 5 comes powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC while the 5 Pro packs Snapdragon 712 chipset. The upcoming Realme XT with 64MP quad-camera setup is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE chipset.
Coming to the specifications, while the Realme 5 features a 6.5-inch HD+ display, the 5 Pro comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display, both featuring a waterdrop notch. Both the smartphones run ColorOS 6.0 on top based on Android 9 Pie operating system.
In the camera department, the 5 Pro variant comes with Sony IMX586 48-megapixel main lens with f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens with 119-degree field-of-view, f/2.25 aperture, a 2-megapixel portrait lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel ultra-macro lens with 4cm focal length and f/2.4 aperture. On the front side, it comes with Sony IMX471 16-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.
On the other hand, the standard model features a 12-megapixel primary lens, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 2-megapixel portrait lens, and a 2-megapixel ultra-macro lens. On the front side, there’s a 13-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video calling.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, a GPS/ A-GPS, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The 5 Pro is powered by a 4,035mAh battery and carries support for 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charging while the Realme 5 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery.
The company currently has two phones in China — Realme X and X Lite. While the Realme X was first launched in China featuring a pop-up front camera, the X Lite is a re-branded version of Realme 3 Pro for the Chinese market.
The oppo-backed brand is also gearing up to launch its 64MP quad-camera smartphone in the Indian market. During Realme 5 series launch, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth had confirmed that the phone will be named Realme XT and will launch in India in September.