A MediaTek-powered flagship phone is coming to India (Updated: Launch date)

Update: Realme has confirmed that the Realme X7 series will make its debut early next month.

Realme X7 Pro official

  • Realme has confirmed the Realme X7 and X7 Pro will launch in India.
  • The Realme X7 Pro could therefore be the first MediaTek flagship in the market.
  • The smartphone duo will make their debut on February 4, 2021.

Update: January 27, 2021 (1:20 AM ET): Realme has now confirmed an official launch date for the Realme X7 and X7 Pro in India. Per the tweeted announcement, the duo will debut on February 4, 2021. The event will kick off at 12:30 PM IST (2 AM ET).

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Both phones made their debut in China late last year, so there’s nothing new besides price and availability to be announced. The Realme X7 Pro packs a Dimensity 1000 Plus flagship processor, while the Realme X7 sports the Dimensity 800U. Both will likely spice up the higher end options available in the subcontinent.

Original article: October 15, 2020 (6:04 AM ET): MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 series is its flagship silicon for 2020, offering powerful CPU cores, impressive machine learning silicon, and solid graphics. We haven’t seen phones with this silicon come to India just yet though, but that could change soon.

Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth hinted on Twitter that the company is bringing the Realme X7 and X7 Pro to the market soon. Check out a screenshot of the tweet below.

realme x7 series Madhav Sheth

There’s no word on availability and pricing just yet, but the Realme X7 series already launched in China last month and the firm later revealed that a European launch was on the cards for Q4 2020.

The Realme X7 Pro particular would likely be the first MediaTek-powered flagship phone in India, packing a Dimensity 1000 Plus processor. This 7nm chipset delivers an octacore CPU (4x Cortex-A77 and 4x Cortex-A55), a Mali-G77 MP9 GPU, a five-core APU, and support for the AV1 codec.

Realme’s Pro model also serves up a 6.55-inch 120Hz OLED panel, 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery.

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Meanwhile, the standard Realme X7 has a Dimensity 800U processor, a 6.4-inch 60Hz OLED screen, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,300mAh battery.

The Realme X7 and X7 Pro also share a number of other features, such as 5G+5G dual SIM support, 65W wired charging, a 32MP selfie camera in a punch-hole cutout, and the same quad rear camera setup (64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP monochrome).

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