Realme X2 Pro Announced as Redmi K20 Pro Competitor, Packs 90Hz Display and Liquid Cooling System

The Realme X2 Pro is the company's first flagship smartphone and it's powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset

By October 15th, 2019 AT 10:21 AM
Highlights
  • The Realme X2 Pro has a 90Hz display and Snapdragon 855+ processor
  • The phone also packs 64MP quad-camera setup, but it's not affordable

Realme X2 Pro is now official in China and the phone is a direct competitor to the Redmi K20 Pro in the said market. Even when it reaches India, the Realme X2 Pro may be priced similar to the Redmi K20 Pro around the same Rs 27,999 price tag and not below the expected Rs 20,000 price tag. When Realme said it’s going to announce a flagship smartphone, everyone thought the company would follow the footsteps of Poco (the sub-brand of Xiaomi) and launch the affordable Snapdragon 855+ SoC phone, however, that’s not the case. In China, the Realme X2 Pro starts at 2699 Yuan (approx. Rs 27,200) and it’s higher than what the Redmi K20 Pro is retailing for right now. Very recently, Redmi launched a K20 Pro Exclusive Edition in China with Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC and it’s available at a starting price of 2699 Yuan. But the Realme X2 Pro has a 90Hz display which is something very unique in the price segment. The cheapest phone in China right now with a high refresh rate screen is the Asus ROG Phone 2 as the OnePlus 7T will debut in China tomorrow.

Realme X2 Pro: Specifications Detailed

The Realme X2 Pro is the company’s first flagship smartphone and it’s powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset. The specifications and design of the X2 Pro are pretty much identical to the Oppo Reno Ace that was announced just last week. The Realme X2 Pro features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and 20:9 aspect ratio. Realme is calling the display technology as Fluid AMOLED because of the 90Hz refresh rate. Again, the Fluid AMOLED name sounds familiar as OnePlus is calling the same. After all, both OnePlus and Realme are coming from a single parent company- BBK Electronics. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Underneath, the phone has the Snapdragon 855+ chipset, clubbed with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It has UFS 3.0 storage which is a good thing to see on a budget flagship phone. The phone comes in three different variants- 6GB+64GB, 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB. The Realme X2 Pro has an in-display fingerprint scanner and it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack too.

As for the cameras, the X2 Pro has a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 13MP sensor with a telephoto lens and a 2MP depth sensor. For a flagship smartphone, this setup seems decent and it’s a slightly different one compared to the likes of Realme X2 and Realme XT smartphones. On the front, the X2 Pro has the 16MP Sony IMX471 shooter. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Dual 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a USB Type-C port.

The phone weighs 199 grams and it has a 4000mAh battery. Unlike the Oppo Reno Ace which packs 65W VOOC Charging, the Realme X2 Pro offers 50W SuperVOOC fast charging.

Realme X2 Pro: Pricing Detailed

In China, the Realme X2 Pro comes in three variants- 6GB+64GB priced at 2699 Yuan (approx. Rs 27,200), 8GB+128GB variant priced at 2899 Yuan (approx. Rs 29,200), and lastly, the premium 12GB+256GB storage variant priced at 3299 Yuan (approx. Rs 33, 200). Notably, Realme is calling the 12GB+256GB variant of the Realme X2 Pro as Master Edition.

Realme X2 Pro: How it Compares to the Redmi K20 Pro Exclusive Edition?

The Realme X2 Pro is a decent flagship smartphone for the hardware and specs it has. It takes on the Redmi K20 Pro Exclusive Edition that was launched in China just a few days ago. The K20 Pro Exclusive Edition has the latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset and comes in a 12GB+256GB variant as well. But when compared to the Realme X2 Pro, it lacks the 90Hz display, 64MP rear-facing camera and a 50W SuperVOOC charging technology. These differences make the Realme X2 Pro a winner, but the K20 Pro Exclusive Edition offers full-screen design with the pop-up selfie camera, better-looking design than the Realme X2 Pro and the camera setup is versatile as well.

The Realme X2 Pro is launching in India this December and maybe Xiaomi will also bring the K20 Pro Exclusive Edition to the Asian sub-continent by the end of this year to tackle the X2 Pro.

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Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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