Realme has just introduced three new 5G phones to the Chinese audience – the premium Realme X7, Realme X7 Pro, and the ultra-affordable Realme V3. The vanilla Realme X7 is the official debut of the Mediatek Dimensity 800U chipset, so we'll start with that one.
The chipset of the Realme X7 is built on the 7nm process technology and its two big Cortex-A76 CPU cores run at 2.4 GHz. The GPU is Mali-G57 and the platform is coupled with 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, while the internal storage is 128GB.
The front is occupied by a 6.4” AMOLED panel with 180 Hz touch sampling rate. It has a Full HD+ resolution and a single punch hole in the top left corner for the 32MP f/2.5 selfie camera.
There are four more shooters on the back – 64MP f/1.8 main + 8 MP f/2.3 ultrawide + 2 MP B/W sensor for portrait shots + 2 MP macro cam. They are lined up in a rectangular setup on the back, having a single LED flash keeping them company.
There is no fingerprint scanner on the side or the back – it is embedded under the OLED panel. The Realme X7 comes with 65W fast charging for the 4,300 mAh battery through a USB-C.
Realme X7 weighs just 175 grams and is about 8.1 mm thin. It has two slots for SIM cards and they both can hook up to 5G networks – the Dimensity 800U chipset allows easy switch between them – that way one card can be used for calls and the other for fast browsing and games.
The phone is offered in Blue, White, and gradient color with Dare to Leap writing on the back. Price starts from CNY1,799 ($265/€220) and the first flash sale is scheduled for September 7.
Realme X7 Pro
The chipset in the X7 Pro is Dimensity 1000+, which is the current MediaTek top SoC and is quite close to even Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 in terms of performance. The phone comes with a fancy heat dissipation system, including a vapor chamber, to lower the core temperature by up to 10 degrees Celsius.
Proper cooling is also needed during fast charging. Just like the Realme X7, the Pro phone has 65W SuperDart Flash Charge, but the power cell is slightly bigger – 4,500 mAh. One thing Realme didn’t change is the camera combo – it remains 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP.
There are three prices for the Realme X7 Pro – CNY2,199 ($320/€270) for the 6/128GB option, CNY2,399 ($350/€295) if you want 8GB RAM with the same storage or CNY3,199 ($470/€390) for an 8/256GB variant.
The X7 Pro is available for pre-order, with first shipments scheduled for next week, September 7. The version with the “Dare to Leap” slogan is still here, but you can also get it in Dark Blue or Pearl White.
Realme V3 5G
The Realme V3 5G is the most affordable 5G phone to date. It starts at just just CNY999 ($146/€122)and comes with a Dimensity 720 chipset by Mediatek.
The V3 is built around a 6.5” LCD of HD+ resolution with a waterdrop notch for the 8MP selfie camera. The fingerprint scanner made its way on the back where three cameras and an LED flash are lined up in a square.
The main camera is 13 MP with f/2.2 aperture and is accompanied by two 2 MP f/2.4 cams – one for close-up shots and the other for fancier portrait shots with artificial blur around the object.
Realme V3 5G in White and Blue
The Realme V3 5G comes in Blue or White. The lowest price is for a 6/64 GB variant; the 6/128GB is CNY1,399 ($205/€170), while the 8/128GB option costs CNY1,599 ($235/€195). All three memory options can be pre-ordered now, but the most affordable will ship on September 9, while the other two should be coming on September 19.