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realme X2 arrives in India with realme Buds Air in tow

The realme X2 is an upgraded realme XT with Snapdragon 730G and 64MP quad cameras.

Published onDecember 17, 2019

realme X2 rear panel showing gradient

realme is at it once again. The company is diligently pursuing its ambition of launching smartphones in every price category. Its latest smartphone launch, the realme X2, is another leaf from that diversity playbook.

The Chinese firm is also doubling down on its wearables portfolio and has launched true wireless earphones in the realme Buds Air. Here’s what you need to know about realme’s new devices.

realme X2 specs

realme X2 showing display

The realme X2 was launched in China back in September and has now made its way to India. It is essentially an upgrade to the realme XT which features the Snapdragon 712 chipset. In comparison, the realme X2 gets the Snapdragon 730G processor with Adreno 618 GPU.

In the Indian market, the realme X2 will face off against the likes of Samsung Galaxy A80, OPPO Reno 2, Redmi K20 and also the Redmi K30 when it launches in the country.

Other specs of the realme X2 are pretty similar to the realme XT. It gets the same 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor. You also get the same 4,000mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge 4.0. However, it ups the charging speed to 30W compared to 20W on the realme XT.

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realme X2 Pro rear quad camera assembly

For software, the realme X2 features ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0, but will be upgraded to ColorOS 7 based on Android 10.

The camera setup on the phone includes a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth camera. This is the same camera configuration as the realme XT. In our review of the XT, we had noted that it takes punchy, social media-friendly images, but doesn’t justify the high resolution sensor.

Further, the realme X2 is capable of shooting 4K video at 30fps, while the 1080p mode goes up to 60fps.

Here’s a lowdown of all the realme X2 specs.

realme X2
6.4-inch, FHD+ SuperAMOLED
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
20:9 aspect ratio
91.7% screen-to-body ratio
Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
8nm chipset
Up to 2.2GHz

Adreno 618

64GB UFS 2.1
128GB UFS 2.1
30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0

64MP main at f/1.8
8MP ultra-wide at f/2.2
2MP macro at f/2.4
2MP portrait camera /f2.4

32MP at f/2.0

UHD 4K at 30fps
Full HD at 60fps
HD at 60fps
IP rating
Headphone port
Dual nano-SIM slots
Dual SIMs dual VoLTE 4G
Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5Ghz
Positioning system: GPS, aGPS, GLONASS, Beidou navigation system
Supports Bluetooth 5.0 connections
Supports aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Android 9.0
ColorOS 6.1
Pearl Green, Pearl White, Pearl Blue
158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6mm

realme Buds Air

realme Buds Air earbuds sliding out

The realme Buds Air succeeds the realme Buds 2 and realme Buds Wireless. The new truly wireless earbuds borrow their design from Apple’s AirPods. They come with a wireless charging case and boast up to 17 hours of battery life.

The realme Buds Air feature touch controls to take calls, control music, and talk to the Google Assistant. realme has used a custom R1 chip inside the Buds Air to reduce latency and increase power efficiency. The company claims that the latency on the Buds Air can drop to 120 milliseconds compared to 240 milliseconds on Apple’s AirPods.

In terms of specs and features, the realme Buds Air get Bluetooth 5.0, 12mm drivers, dynamic bass boost, and dual-mic noise cancellation. An optical sensor on the earphones help them detect when a user takes them off. This allows the realme Buds Air to pause a track when taken out of the ear.

They come in three color variants: Black, Yellow, and Blue. realme will allow users to purchase separate single buds in case one gets misplaced.

realme X2 and realme Buds Air price

The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version of the realme X2 is priced at Rs 16,999 (~$239). Its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version comes in at Rs 18,999 (~$268), and the 8GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at Rs 19,999 (~$282). The phone will be available in India starting December 20, 12 noon IST on Flipkart.

The realme Buds Air are priced at Rs 3,999 (~$56) and will be available in India on Flipkart starting December 23.

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