Realme launches three 5G smartphones in China

Realme has launched three new smartphones in its Q2 series with 5G connectivity in China.
Realme Q2 Pro 5G smartphoneRealme Q2 (4GB+128GB) variant is priced at 1,299 yuan and (6GB+128GB) model will cost 1,399 yuan.

The Realme Q2 Pro with 8GB+128GB specification is priced at 1,799 yuan.

The 8GB+256GB model of Realme Q2 is priced at 1,999 yuan.

Realme Q2i brings the 5G connectivity to new affordable levels and the device starts from 998 yuan.

Realme Q2 features a 6.5-inch (2400×1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate.

The phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset which will be assisted by up to 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage.

The Realme Q2 comes with a triple-camera system – a 48MP primary shooter alongside an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and 2MP macro sensor. There is also a 16MP selfie camera.

The smartphone has a 5,000mAh battery with 30W Dart Charge fast charging and runs Android 10 with realme UI.

Realme Q2 Pro features 6.4-inch (2400×1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint scanner as well.

The phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset which will be assisted by up to 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage.

The smartphone has a quad-camera system at the back consisting of a 48mp primary shooter, 2MP macro cameras, as well as a 2MP B/W portrait lens. There is also a 16MP selfie camera on the front.

Realme Q2 Pro comes with 4300mAh battery with 65W Super Dart Charge fast charging and runs on Android 10 with realme UI.

Realme Q2i features a 6.5-inch screen with 88.7 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Its primary features include 4GB of RAM, MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC, an 8MP selfie camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

The phone’s triple rear camera setup includes a 13MP camera accompanied by a secondary macro sensor and tertiary depth sensor.

Canalys projects 5G smartphone shipments will reach nearly 280 million in 2020, with 62 percent of these in Greater China, followed by North America and EMEA.

Canalys sees the commoditization of 5G smartphones in mainland China as a critical factor behind the huge 5G smartphone shipments this year.

Realme has already launched its V3, the first sub-US$150 5G smartphone, in China aiming to grab significant market share in 5G smartphone market.

“The economies of scale provided by the China market will allow vendors to launch more affordable 5G smartphones in other countries, even if 5G infrastructure in those markets is not fully ready,” said Canalys Analyst Shengtao Jin.

It is expected that by 2021, nearly 60 percent of 5G smartphone shipments in China will be cheaper than US$400, while 5G penetration in China will reach 83 percent in the next 12 months.