Realme set itself a goal of being present in every price category possible, from entry-level to premium handsets. In the past year, the company launched an endless spree of smartphones in the $200 – $300 range. With the launch of the Realme X2 Pro, Realme is breaking out of that price interval to go more premium.
Realme X2 Pro specifications
The phone gets a premium metal and glass finish. It’s good to see Realme move up from polycarbonate builds. Both the front and back of the Realme X2 Pro are covered in Gorilla Glass 5.
An octa-core Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset powers the Realme X2 Pro. This is paired with the Adreno 640 GPU for graphics performance. The RAM on the phone goes all the way up to a whopping 12GB, but you do have options for lower RAM as well.
Variants of the Realme X2 Pro include: 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. The 64GB model uses UFS 2.1 storage while the 128GB and 256GB models upgrade to UFS 3.0. The latter has significantly higher read/write speeds.
You get a 6.5-inch Fluid AMOLED display, similar to the one found on the OnePlus 7T. The screen resolution is set at 2,400 x 1,080 pixels. Realme has also opted for a 90Hz display on the phone, same as the OnePlus 7T. The display also supports HDR10+ and features an eye protection mode.
You also get an in-display optical fingerprint sensor and a U-shaped notch on the panel. The device achieves a screen-to-body ratio of 91.7%.
The other defining feature of the Realme X2 Pro is its camera setup. The phone boasts of a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor, a 13MP telephoto lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The device supports 4K videos and 960fps slow-mo videos at 720p.
Realme says that the 13MP lens on the phone enables 2x hybrid optical zoom and 20x hybrid zoom.
For selfies, the Realme X2 Pro gets a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The cameras on the X2 Pro also enable a bunch of AI beauty modes. The company says the cameras can automatically differentiate between men and women and provide targeted 3D and make-up effects.
Another highlight of the Realme X2 Pro is its 4,000mAh battery, which supports 50W Super VOOC charging. Realme claims you can charge the X2 Pro up to 80% in just 30 minutes, all while playing a game. We’ve previously seen 50W fast charging on the Oppo R17 Pro, while the new Oppo Reno Ace goes up to 65W.
You also get 18W USB PD and Quick Charge support.
The X2 Pro runs Oppo’s Color OS 6.1 with some customizations made by Realme. We can expect a similar software experience as the Realme XT. However, we hope they’ve done something about the bloatware.
For connectivity, the Realme X2 Pro features 4G LTE, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, WLAN 2.4G, WLAN 5G, Bluetooth 5, and NFC. You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port.
Realme X2 Pro price and availability
The Realme X2 Pro has launched in China at CNY 2,699 (~$381) for the 6GB + 64GB variant, CNY 2,899 (~$409) for the 8GB + 128GB option, and CNY 3,299 (~$466) for the 12GB + 256GB version.
In Europe, the device is priced at €399 for the 6GB + 64GB configuration, €449 for the 8GB + 128GB model, and €499 for the 12GB + 256GB version. It will be available in select European regions starting early November.
Realme has confirmed that the phone will launch in India on November 20. Availability should follow soon after.
Realme also announced the price for the Realme X2 in Europe today. The smartphone bears the same specs as the Realme XT, except it swaps the Snapdragon 712 chipset on the XT for the Snapdragon 730G. It also features a 32MP front camera, as well as 30W fast charging. The Realme X2 is priced at €299 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. It will be available in Pearl White, Pearl Blue colorways. It will be available in Europe starting October 29.
Color options on the Realme X2 Pro include Lunar White and Neptune Blue colorways.