Redmi is set to announce the Redmi Note 8 Pro with 64MP primary sensor in China on August 29, but Realme has stolen a march over Redmi as it showcased its 64MP sensor laced smartphone, the Realme XT, in an event with select press invitees in China ahead of the Redmi event.

In the event, the company didn’t confirm as to when exactly the device will make its market debut. But it was said that it will start shipping from the next month, first in the Indian market. This aligns with the Realme India CEO Madhav Seth’s statement during the launch of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 that the Realme XT could launch towards the end of September.

As per the press event, the Realme XT will feature a 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED full-screen display with 92.1% screen-to-body ratio. There is in-display fingerprint scanner but the pop-up selfie camera like in the Realme X is missing. Instead, the Realme XT is laced with a dew-drop notch enclosing the selfie camera in line with the Realme 5 Pro. The back of the Realme XT features a 3D glass hyperbole curve back design.

On the inside, the Realme XT houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core SoC same as the Realme 5 Pro. The RAM and internal storage configurations are also the same with 4GB/6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 storage.

For fuel, the Realme XT depends on a 4,000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support via USB Type-C port while on the software front it boots ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. To ensure seamless performance, the device is also armed with HyperBoost 2.0 feature.

Coming to the main headlining aspect of the Realme XT which is its camera, the smartphone will come with a quad-rear-camera set up in a vertical layout akin to the Realme 5 Pro. However, the 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor is now been replaced with the much-publicized 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW-1 sensor with 8-micron pixels making use of Tetracell pixel binning technology to churn out 16MP photos.

The other three sensors in the setup are an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. The rear camera can shoot 4K videos with EIS support. The Nightscape, as well as, Chromeboost feature also comes in tow. A 16MP selfie shooter lies ensconced in the dew-drop notch. Other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro-USB port, and 3.5mm audio jack.

The pricing of the Realme XT is not revealed, but it is very much likely to be slotted in between the Realme X and Realme 5 Pro. Realme has already handed the device into the YouTube reviewers in India and the first impressions of the phone are already out.

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Ahead of the announcement of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Realme touts the Realme XT to be the world’s first smartphone with 64MP camera. Meanwhile, Realme is set to launch a new Q series of smartphones in China on September 4. The spec details of those phones are, however, scarce at this moment.

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