09 December 2019
UPDATE (December 13th, 2019):
Wang Derek, Product Manager at Realme, has revealed on Weibo that the Realme X50 5G will be released before the Spring Festival 2020. Since the festival will fall on January 25th, we should expect the upcoming before that. This is pretty much the only reliable new detail that has emerged about Realme's first 5G smartphone in recent times.
Original (November 25th, 2019)
It seems like Realme is closer than ever to announce its first-ever 5G smartphone. It has released an official teaser confirming that its first 5G phone will be known as the Realme X50. The teaser was shared by none other than Xu Qi Chase, Chief Marketing Officer at Realme, on the Chinese social network Weibo.
The teaser image further confirms that Realme X50 will support dual-band 5G connectivity. It means the smartphone will be compatible with 5G Standalone (SA) as well as Non-Standalone (NSA) networks. This is the same as what Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi has confirmed for the Redmi K30 5G smartphone.
Lastly, it has been revealed that the Realme X50 will come with dual selfie cameras. It will have a pill-shaped punch-hole that will house the two front-facing camera sensors. The exact technical details of these sensors are currently unknown but one of the sensors is likely to be a wide-angle or telephoto sensor.
Realme had previously announced that it will release a 5G smartphone by the end of this year. This suggests we should expect an official Realme X50 announcement in the coming weeks. It also confirmed that a 5G-ready Qualcomm Snapdragon 7-series processor will be used for the smartphone. Since Qualcomm itself is yet to announce such a chipset, we will have to wait and see which processor will come with the Realme X50.