Realme X vs Redmi X or Redmi Note 7 Pro: Battle Of The Upcoming Budget Flagships

Story Highlights

  • Redmi X and Realme X getting launched in May 2019
  • Possibility of Redmi X to be rebranded as Poco F2 and launched in India
  • Close finish for Redmi X and Realme X

Xiaomi and Realme very recently launched Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro in India. Now they are all ready and set to launch their flagships of Redmi X and Realme X. They have surprisingly phonetically similar names adding to the confusion. The competition is warming up as the timelines, specifications, features and launch date of both the brands are competitive. A couple of days back Redmi had announced in a video teaser that the flagship is launching Redmi X. The launch date was not officially declared in the video. But Realme X has got a date to it as confirmed by its CMO.

Going by another leak posted on Weibo, Redmi X will be launched in China and probably on 14th May 2019. Now the elementary question is will Redmi X be launched in India? We again have rumors floating which say that Redmi X will be rebranded and sold as Poco F2 in India. Reason being that both the devices are powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC. Xiaomi claims them to be the cheapest phones on board.

In a similar fashion, Realme also shared a teaser on social media for its next flagship launch called Realme X with a popup selfie camera aligned to the center. Along with this, a leak revealed about pricing, specifications, features and launch date of Realme X. Since “Poco F2 launch news“is in rumor phase let us talk about what we know about Realme X as of now.

Realme X vs Redmi X

Realme X leaked Specifications and Price

As per the leak, Realme X will be driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC processor, an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Camera specifications say it will feature a dual rear camera setup of 48MP + 5MP. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Realme X has a sixth generation optical fingerprint scanner technology built display fingerprint sensor. Realme X has VOOC 3.0 flash charge technology and battery (3680mAH).

The tweet from a spoil alert clearly gives the specifications and price of all the 3 different variants in China. Many of the features have yet not been available in any of the models of Realme till date. For 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model, Realme X 730 SD will be priced at Yuan 1,599 (approximately Rs 16,500). 6GB RAM + 128GB variant of Realme X will cost Yuan 1,799 (approximately Rs 18,600). For its 8GB RAM + 128GB variant, cost will be Yuan 1,999 (approximately Rs 20,600).

Redme X leaked Specifications and Price

Redmi X will be supported by Snapdragon 855 SoC chipset. It will be the cheapest phone in this category. There has been a confirmation that it will be sporting a pop-up selfie camera on the back panel along with triple cameras. The poster of Redmi X clearly shows that there will be no rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Deviation will be the presence of an in-display fingerprint sensor will be made available. Redmi X actual specifications, price and features will be announced officially on 14th May at its launch event.

If we go by the specifications of Realme X and Redmi X, there is a great similarity. The major difference lies in the cost price of SD 855 models. Wait for the official word before deciding on Realme X Vs Redmi X because there is no official word on the specs and price.

Will Realme X be a true rival of Redmi X or Redmi Note 7 Pro?

From the specifications revealed so far, Realme X stands out to rival Redmi Note 7 Pro rather than Redmi X. Realme 3 Pro did outshine Redmi Note 7 in some departments such as performance and selfie camera but its camera still lagged behind. With the launch of Realme X, the company is trying to fix and compete with the Redmi Note 7 Pro on the front of camera specifications!

It is evident from the specifications of the camera of Realme X. It is using a 48MP camera with Sony IMX586 sensor – exactly the same sensor that runs on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro. Also, other camera features which will make Realme X stand out are 48-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors on the back and 16-megapixel selfie camera. The only differentiator lies in the feature of on-screen fingerprint sensor exclusive to Realme X. As of now with the updates on features available for Realme X, Redmi X, and Redmi Note 7 Pro, it is evident enough that device Redmi Note 7 Pro will find stiff competition in Realme X.

Poco F2 India Launch: Redmi X To Launch In India As Poco F2?

Redmi X is all set to be launched in China in competition with One PLus 7. It is confirmed that the name will be different from Redmi X. Very recently a cover was leaked giving hint that supposedly Redmi X will be called by Redmi K20 Pro.

But Redmi X will not be launched in India under Redmi flagship. Chances are high that it will serve as an inspiration to be launched as an all-time hit next-generation Poco F2. Specifications of both the flagship phones Redmi X and Poco F2 match to a great extent. But need to wait for confirmation from the horse’s mouth.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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