Realme is expanding its flagship lineup with the addition of the X50 Pro 5G, which is a higher-end model of the X50 5G released last month. The X50 Pro is the Chinese company’s second 5G phone and the first to feature the Snapdragon 865 SoC, a 90Hz display, and LPDDR5 RAM alongside UFS 3.0.

Design and Display

The display is a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 5 for scratch protection and a 90Hz screen refresh rate. It has minimal side bezels, a thicker bottom bezel, and a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout in the top left corner for the dual front-facing camera. The in-display fingerprint sensor is able to unlock the device in just 0.27 seconds.

The back has a quad-camera setup in a vertical layout next to an LED flash.

Internals and Storage

The X50 Pro 5G features Qualcomm’s 7nm flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865. It has an octa-core processor that comprises of a single core clocked at 2.84 GHz, 3 cores at 2.42 GHz, and 4 cores at 1.8GHz. The chipset is coupled with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with up to 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. The storage has a read speed of 760 MB/s and a write speed of up to 1900 MB/s.

Cameras

The primary camera setup consists of a 64 megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor that normally takes 16MP photos but combines them using 4 to 1 pixel binning. The main camera is accompanied by a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor for the bokeh effect.

The dual front-facing camera setup is a combination of a 32-megapixel wide-angle lens and an 8MP ultrawide lens.

Battery and Pricing

The 4200 mAh battery in the phone is equipped with class-leading 65W fast charging that is able to charge the power cell from 0 to 100% in just 32 minutes. A compatible charger is included in the retail box.

The Realme X50 Pro 5G is currently going for $810 for the 12GB/256GB version and will cost $648 for the base 8GB+128GB configuration.

Realme X50 Pro 5G Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • OSAndroid 10.0; realme UI 1.0
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Display:
    • 6.44″ Super AMOLED with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution; 409 PPI,
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 8GB/12GB (expected)
    • Internal: 128GB/256 GB
    • Card slot: no
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Quad)64 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
      12 MP, f/2.5 (telephoto)2x optical zoom,
      8 MP, f/2.3, (ultrawide)
      2 MP B/W, f/2.4, (depth)
    • Front (Dual): 32 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide)
      8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
  • Colors: Moss Green, Rust Red
  • Battery: 4200 mAh, 65W fast charging
  • Price: $648 (8GB/128GB), $810 (12GB/256GB)