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

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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Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

12+256GB is meh. Should’ve been 12+512GB Either way, they didn’t bother to increase the battery capacity. 50w with a 5Ah battery would’ve been much better. It’s a shame they stuck with just 4Ah. Ot: the government wants to hinder the growth of 5g in India by setting the 26 GHz and above bands to have a max transmitting power of 7db as opposed to the normal power of 32db. Oh, and ISRO wants all the spectrum in the 26GHz band, with very little spectrum available for telecom services. The 26GHz band is 3GHz wide, but isro wants almost all of… Read more »

Nikhil
Nikhil

Price for 12GB+512GB according to you? Anything above 6GB is overkill for me(as Arena also says since One Plus 3T). Main thing this isn’t having sd card slot. If this comes for 64GB variant for 22-23K,this will be good deal in India. But at 25-27K, 128GB version with UFS3. 0 is also good deal. 5G isn’t gonna be that great in India. I am saying this since last one and half year. 4G with 50Mbps speeds are good enough for next five years with widespread fiber backhaul(even after so demanding OTT content increase). Even if 5G launches in 2023 with… Read more »

Vishal | Chennai
Vishal | Chennai

Yeah better they concentrate on 4G and try to achieve gigabit speeds in 4G itself like other countries. And e and v bands should be allocated for telecos for strong backhaul. E and V bands will be a great boost for solving congestion.

And foremost the spectrum from these bankrupt companies rcom and aircel should be ceased by the government or let them sell it to some other operators Aircel in TN is holding 10Mhz band 3 !!!

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

Gigabit speeds on 4g in India won’t be possible with the limited spectrum we have. The best Jio could do with 3+5+40+40 is around 300 to max 500Mbps
The best Airtel could do with 1+8(barely any spectrum here for Airtel) +3+40+40 something similar to Jio, maybe less.
Vodafone Idea with 1+8(they have 14MHz in MH, and around 10MHz in many circles in b8)+3+41, might get similar to better speeds than Jio. So, 500Mbps would be the max attainable speed in India on 4G. VIL will need another cash infusion in order to build their network with the spectrum they have.

Nikhil
Nikhil

If Vodafone-Idea make 20Mhz in band 1 and 40Mhz in band 41,then?

Sandeep
Sandeep

All the specs are great , with the same specs one plus is offering at 53k in India where as Forex price in India is just half of the one plus 7T pro selling price
90hz fluid Amoled, SD855+ , 64MP , UFS3.0 all are wonderful Specs
If you notice here one plus and real me are family of BBK electronics in China
Competiting themselves

Nikhil
Nikhil

Realme X2 Pro has 64MP primary shooter and One Plus 7T and Oppo Reno Ace has 48MP primary MP sensor. Realme X2 Pro,One Plus 7T,Oppo Reno Ace has 50Watt/30Watt/65Watt charging respectively. Color OS and Oxygen OS are also difference between two.

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