Realme, Oppo, Redmi, … are you so confused? One flagship killer seems to be chasing the next. Realme transfers its aggressive product strategy to the European market and knocks it out in the first half of the year. We present: the new Realme X3 SuperZoom.
So many new smartphones! The year is not even half over and in the past few weeks we have accompanied numerous new products, partially tested them and there is no end in sight. A brand that is currently launching a rocket on the local market is Realme. In 2020 alone, we already tested two smartphones from the manufacturer with the Realme 6 and the Realme X50 Pro. Now follows a very special treat: The Realme X3 SuperZoom, exclusively for the European market.
Because the specs of the smartphone have it all: 120 Hz display, 60x periscope zoom and an older, but still jagged Snapdragon 855+. Including 12 GB of RAM (which probably nobody needs) and equipped with 256 GB of internal memory, the Realme X3 SuperZoom “only” costs 499 euros at the market launch in early June.
The main focus of the smartphone is the quad camera. The 5x periscope telephoto lens gives the Realme X3 SuperZoom a focal length from 16mm to 124mm and enables smooth zooming from 0.5x to 60x hybrid zoom. The 64-megapixel main sensor has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle (16 mm, FOV 119 °, 1: 2.3, 5P lens), the 8-megapixel periscope lens (124 mm, 1: 3.4, 5-fold optical) Zoom) with optical image stabilization and a 2 megapixel macro lens (focus distance 4 cm, 1: 2.4, 1.75 μm) to the side.
Otherwise there’s a 32-megapixel front clip from Sony (IMX 616) with an 8-megapixel wide angle. The setup is heated by a high-end chip from 2019, the Snapdragon 855+ with Adreno 640 GPU. The 6.6-inch display achieves a refresh rate of 120 Hz and offers a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, which corresponds to Full HD +. Realme also installs a 4,200 mAh battery in the X3 SuperZoom, which can be quickly charged using a 30 watt power supply. The Realme phone is not 5G capable. Realme UI is used as software, based on Android 10.
Since Realme’s marketing strategy, well, let’s say it’s slightly confusing, we don’t know exactly which memory variations will appear in this country. Realme has estimated 499 euros for 12 GB RAM and 256. The information for reviewers also mentions 6 GB RAM / 126 GB storage, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Probably only the largest version will be offered in Europe – this can be pre-ordered from today on realme.com and will be delivered from June 2nd.