Realme XT | First smartphone with a 64MP camera


At the realme 5 series launch event last week, Oppo’s sub-brand Realme launched the Realme 5 and 5 Pro in India and then teased its first 64Mp camera smartphone, the Realme XT. Some press had hands-on experiences with the phone last week but the model is now official.

Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” played during the announcement to hint at the release date; so the end of September/early October is it for this one.

The company’s tagline for the phone is ‘64Mp Quad-Camera Xpert’, hinting at the XT branding.

Today, Xu Qi Chase, the company’s CMO, revealed the handset’s design in an image ahead of the official unveiling in a Weibo post. The image shows off the upcoming 64MP camera phone by the company and it is clear that the handset will feature a quad-camera setup on the back. It will also come in a gradient finish with reflective patterns, which the brand is calling Silver Wing White hue.

The Realme XT looks very similar to the Realme 5 Pro in design and camera set up, but will likely have more differences to justify the flagship status.

Nonetheless, the company is still keeping the final design under wraps until the launch.

The cameras are vertically stacked on the upper left corner of the Realme XT’s rear panel. The Realme logo is also present on the lower-left corner. Although the absence of a fingerprint sensor on the back panel may suggest that there could be an in-display fingerprint sensor, meaning the handset could come equipped with an AMOLED display panel.

The 64MP sensor on the Realme XT is Samsung’s latest 1/1.7-inch ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor that works alongside an ultra-wide-angle camera, a depth sensor and a macro shooter. The Realme XT features a display with dewdrop notch and the rear shell of the phone features an impressive 3D curved glass. Moreover, the Realme China CMO confirmed a Snapdragon SoC would power the phone but didn’t reveal the chipset details and name.

Realme also shared two high-resolution image samples from the phone which you can view over at GSMArena. The detail is indeed pretty good as you’d expect.

It will be awesome to have a 64Mp main sensor on a quad-camera phone and given Realme is a budget to mid-range brand, we are speculating that the handset shouldn’t cost too much. Although, megapixels don’t always mean great photos, especially with the fact that Oppo and Realme phones have compensated for lacking hardware with over-saturation via software with their cameras.

The upcoming Realme XT handset is the first smartphone to emerge with a 64-megapixel camera. Although Realme is racing against Xiaomi to release the first 64-megapixel camera in a phone. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 is expected to be revealed on August 29th, and Android Central reports that the Redmi Note 8 Pro is expected to use the same high-resolution sensor.

However, it remains unclear which will be the first to hit the markets as there’s currently no official word on the official release dates of either Xiaomi or Realme’s handsets.