13 September 2019
After a few teasers and hype, the Realme Q has finally been made official at an event held in China. It is the latest mid-range from the company in the country but is essentially a rebranded Realme 5 Pro. The smartphone was originally launched in India last month and now, it has arrived in China with the same specs and features but a new name.
The Realme Q sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass and a waterdrop-styled notch. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor paired with 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB of RAM. You will get 64GB internal storage with 4GB/6GB RAM models and 128GB storage space with the 8GB RAM model. Realme has offered microSD card support with all the models which can be as high as 256GB.
The quad-camera setup on the back panel includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor (119-degree FoV) with f/2.25 aperture, 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera on the phone is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The whole package is powered by a 4035mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. It will be running ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie out of the box. Other features include a fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port.
As for pricing, the Realme Q will cost you CNY 998 (about $139) for the base model with 4GB/64GB configuration. The 6GB/64GB configuration is priced at CNY 1,198 (about $167) and the top-end 8GB/128GB variant will cost CNY 1,498 (about $209). While you can pre-order Realme Q even today itself, it will go on sale starting September 9th.