Redmi 8 series launching in China on October 1st and the one model will have 48MP camera

The Redmi 8 series will launch on October 1st at an event in Beijing, a leaked teaser poster shared exclusively by a trusted source has revealed. The poster shows at least one of the phones launching on the October 1st event, likely the Redmi 8 Pro, will have a 48MP rear camera. However, since neither of them has been reported to feature a 48MP primary sensor, we could also see the Redmi 8 Pro go official on the October 1st launch event.

Redmi 8 Pro has been largely out of the rumour mill it would be a surprise if the company actually launches it considering the Redmi 7 Pro wasn't launched when the brand unveiled the 7 series. Nonetheless, if a 48MP camera phone indeed gets launched on October 1st as part of the 8 series, it will likely be the Redmi 8 Pro. Till then, we will have to wait for the official launch to find out what the brand has in the pipeline for us.

Realme XT variant with Snapdragon 730G and 30W fast charging will launch in December, Android 10 for Realme phones in 2020

Realme has been at the top of its teasing game since ever and this has mostly been to keep its patrons and fans hyped about the upcoming devices. While the Realme XT, the first 64MP camera phone in India, was launched only today, the company has been talking about it since the last month. We even had early access to the 64MP camera smartphone a couple of weeks ahead of today’s event. But while still on the stage, Realme’s CEO made some crucial announcement about an upcoming variant of the Realme XT with Snapdragon 730G chipset inside and announced the schedule for the Android 10 for Realme devices.

Realme has announced that they will launch a version of Realme XT catering to gamers. This device will be powered with the Snapdragon 730G mobile platform which will be an upgrade in terms of power efficiency over the Snapdragon 712, which currently powers the Realme XT. The Snapdragon 730G SoC also features an improved Adreno 618 GPU, which is slightly better than the Adreno 616 on the Snapdragon 712 chipset. The smartphone, thus, will be called Realme XT 730G

The rest of the specifications of the Realme XT 730G will resemble the standard variant of the XT in terms of appearance and rear camera hardware. The same 4,000mAh battery will power the upcoming variant but it will support faster charging, this time at the rate of 30W. While Realme has promised that there’ll be more surprises in December when the phone launches but, a device with a striking resemblance has been spotted on the website of China’s regulatory body TENAA.

Realme XT 730G spotted on TENAA

We recently came across a Realme device looking exactly like the Realme XT but bearing a different model number – Realme XT is RMX1921 while this unnamed device is RMX1991. The device listed on TENAA is powered by an octa-core processor with a maximum frequency of 2.2GHz. Since we weren’t convinced that this processor is Snapdragon 730G (it could also be Snapdragon 710), we refrained from writing about it but apparently, the speculations by other publications have turned out to be true.

The said device matches the Realme XT in all respects but one besides the processor. While the standard Realme XT comes with a 16MP selfie camera, the Realme XT 730G features a 32MP camera on the front. We can clearly see a 32MP camera inside the notch so the possibility of a pop-up camera is ruled out. The listed device runs on Android 9 Pie and this is affirmed by Realme’s schedule for the release of Android 10.

No Android 10 update for Realme 1, Realme 2

Realme 3 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Realme X, and Realme XT will be among the first set of devices from the company to receive Android 10 update. These devices will get the update in the first quarter of 2020. The Realme 3, Realme 5, and Realme 3i will get the update in the second quarter, while the Realme 2 Pro gets the update in the third quarter.

There is no mention of Realme 1 or the Realme 2, which means these devices will not get the Android 10 update. We may see some changes in this schedule in the future. But the third quarter of 2020 is when we will have the Android 11 update.

Realme XT vs Samsung Galaxy A50s vs Motorola One Vision vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Price, specifications compared

Realme XT vs Samsung Galaxy A50s vs Motorola One Vision vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: We compare the phones based on price and complete specifications.

Realme XT is the company’s first 64MP quad-camera phone and has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 15,999. The phone has specifications similar to Realme 5 Pro that was unveiled last month, though the primary rear camera sensor has been bumped up to 64MP from 48MP.

Realme XT is among the first phones with a 64MP camera and it will compete with Samsung Galaxy A50s, Motorola One Vision, and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro. The three phones feature a 48MP main camera sensor at the back and are priced at around Rs 20,000. So, how do the phones fare in terms of specifications? We find out.

Realme XT vs Samsung Galaxy A50s vs Motorola One Vision vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Price

Realme XT will be available at Rs 15,999 for the base storage model with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The 6GB RAM+64GB storage variant will cost Rs 16,999, while the 6GB RAM+128GB ROM option is priced at Rs 18,999. The first sale will be held on September 16 on Flipkart and Realme’s website. The phone will be available offline as well soon.

Samsung Galaxy A50s price starts at Rs 24,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GBGB storage model. The 4GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will cost Rs 22,999. The phone will be available on Samsung e-shop, other online portals and via offline stores including Samsung Opera House.

Motorola One Vision comes in 4GB RAM and 128GB storage option, priced at Rs 19,999. At the time of the launch, it was only available via Flipkart, though it was later made available through offline stores as well.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro can be bought through Flipkart, as well Xiaomi’s own Mi Home, Mi Store and Mi Preferred Partner stores. The base storage model with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM is priced at Rs 13,999, 6GB RAM+ 128GB ROM at Rs 16,999 and 6GB RAM+ 64GB ROM at Rs 15,999 respectively.

Realme XT vs Samsung Galaxy A50s vs Motorola One Vision vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Display, design

Realme XT sports a new reflective design, which the company likes to call Hyperbola design with 3D glass. Both the back and the front gets Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating. The screen size is 6.4-inches with Super AMOLED quality and FHD+ resolution. There’s a ‘Minidrop’ notch on topo the display. Realme XT will be available in Pearl Blue and Pearl White colour options.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro ships with what the company calls ‘Aura’ design. It has a glass body design with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back. Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a 6.3-inch full HD+ resolution Dot notch display. The colour options include Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, Space Black, and Moonlight White.

Realme XT vs Samsung Galaxy A50s vs Motorola One Vision vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Camera

The 64MP quad-cameras is clearly the USP of Realme XT, where the main 64MP main lens (f/1.8 aperture) is coupled with 8MP 119-degree ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.25 aperture as well as 2MP portrait camera, 2MP  macro camera, both with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera is 16MP with Sony IMX471 sensor.

Samsung Galaxy A50s gets three cameras at the back, a combination of a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera and 5MP depth camera. It has a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Motorola One Vision comes with dual rear cameras with a primary 48MP quad pixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. We observed in our review that photos in bright outdoors turn out really good. The 25MP selfie shooter also does a commendable job as it does not mess up the skin tone and keeps the details.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro uses a 48MP Sony IMX586 camera sensor for the main rear camera coupled with 5MP secondary sensor.this is an excellent camera, capable of taking very good pictures. On the front is a 13MP AI selfie camera.  Realme XT vs Samsung Galaxy A50s vs Motorola One Vision vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: Processor, battery, and memory
Realme XT will be powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Snapdragon 712 processor paired with Adreno 616 GPU. The phone comes in either 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM option and 64GB/128GB storage options. The internal space is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. This is a dual Nano-SIM phone, backed by a 4,000mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A50s packs an octa-core Exynos 9611 processor coupled with 4GB or 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The internal storage can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. The battery is 4,000mAh with support for 15W fast charging.

Motorola One Vision has 2.2 GHz octa-core Exynos 9609 processor coupled Mali G72 MP3 GPU. There’s the 4GB RAM+128GB ROM option and internal storage is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. The Nano dual SIM phone is backed by a 3,500 mAh with 15W TurboPower, which is claimed to offer up to seven hours of power in 15 minutes of charging. In addition, the One Vision is IP52 rated for waterproofing.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor with 4GB or 6GB RAM combinations. It has 64GB or 128GB storage on-board and there is external storage support for up to 256GB. The company is using a hydrid dual-SIM slot on the phone.

Realme XT is here with a 20W charging

The XT brings an increased power pack to the Realme X - 4,000mAh - and you can top it all up in 80 minutes with the included 20W VOOC adapter.

Realme India CEO says supports Xiaomi's legal action against fake Twitter accounts hurting sales

Chinese handset maker Realme India chief executive Madhav Sheth said that the brand has also been a victim of 'bots and fake user accounts' on Twitter that dissed its products like Realme X, which led to an impact on its initial sales.

Chinese handset maker Realme India chief executive Madhav Sheth said that the brand has also been a victim of 'bots and fake user accounts' on Twitter that dissed its products like Realme X, which led to an impact on its initial sales.

His comments followed Xiaomi's allegations that over 900 fake accounts on Twitter had tried to discredit its Redmi K20 model around the time of its launch on July 17 by calling the product overpriced in a bid to hurt sales.

Sheth said, I would be very clear that we ourselves are the victim. I would say we would be the first victims and raised concerns before anyone else. Our Realme X was launched before Xiaomi's K20. We had a lot of bots and fake user accounts attacking Realme X. We are also on the same boat and as an industry, we should get together and try to fight this out.

‘Xiaomi on Thursday said that handlers’ of these bot/fake accounts tried to make the product look like a bad purchase for consumers without elaborating or naming any company or person responsible for the campaign between May 15 and July 21. It has escalated the issue to its legal team and Twitter India for further action.

Commenting on Xiaomi's allegations and planned legal action, Sheth said, they should take that [legal action] and we should support. If there is a legal route to take, then get through that thing and we will definitely support that. If we are able to stop these things, it is much better for us.

Xiaomi, which is India’s No. 1 smartphone company and Realme have had public spats on Twitter before, with their CEOs promoting their respective products as superior to the other.

The two companies have been at loggerheads ever since Xiaomi’s India MD Manu Jain took a jab at the Realme 3 Pro smartphone in April, following which Sheth hit back.

He said, being the No. 1 brand, you are trying to fight a brand which is just emerging. I can sense that you are insecure.

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