It only seems like 5 minutes since we took a look at the Realme 5 Pro (which is available for a mere £209 on the UK Realme site) but wait, there’s a Realme 6 Pro around the corner and we’ll be seeing it for real this coming Tuesday.
On May 5th the company will be delivering a new Realme 6 Pro with a fluid 90Hz screen, 30W fast charge and integrated dual selfie mode plus a total of 6 cameras. In addition, you should see them announcing the “battery king” that is the Realme 5i.
Things kick off at 11AM on May 5th. We’ll be bringing you all the details, the battery king.
OK, has everyone stopped reading? Good. Should we mention that the Realme 6 Pro has actually already been announced elsewhere in the world and that this is just the European launch?
Realme 6 Pro
Yeah, I should probably keep that quiet. Best not put all these pictures of the Realme 6 Pro we have, or mention the fact that it’s got a 6.6″ 1080 x 2400 pixel 90Hz screen (20:9 ratio at 399ppi) plus Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (which should an improvement on the Gorilla Glass 3+ on the 5 Pro). The specs on the upcoming Realme 6 Pro include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (octa-core up to 2.3GHz) plus an Adreno 618 GPU. There’s a few variants – either 6GB RAM / 64GB storage, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage or 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It’ll have a microSD slot too, but best keep that quiet. Android 10 / ColorOS too. Nice.
Realme 6 Pro
Around back, and keep this to yourself, there’s a 64 megapixel main shooter (f/1.8), 12 megapixel telephoto, 8 megapixel ultra-wide and 2 megapixel macro lens. Up front, a dual selfie shooter does indeed tip the camera count to “6” – a 16 megapixel and an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens will no doubt add in “group selfies”.
The Realme 6 Pro also adds a 3.5mm audio port, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band WiFi, GPS, NFC (hopefully on the UK model too) plus a 4300mAh battery with 30W fast charging. That’ll see you hit a completely full battery (from flat) in just 57 minutes via VOOC 4.0 speedy charging via a USB-C port.
The phone is a tad heavy though at 202g and a little chunky too (8.9mm) – a bit like the 5 Pro in that sense.
We’re reckoning that you’ll see a price of around £249 on this. It’s definitely a battle of the mid-rangers at the minute with Redmi, Samsung and Motorola all pitching phones at around the £200-£250 mark. It’s quite remarkable what you can get for your money nowadays.
Oh yes, and that Realme 5i has already been announced elsewhere in the world. It’s got a 6.52″ screen with a fairly low-res (720 x 1600 pixel) screen (269 ppi 20:9) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU (octa-core up to 2GHz). That’s going to get either 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Camera-wise, there’s a quad rear arrangement – 12 megapixel standard, 8 megapixel wide, 2 megapixel macro and 2 megapixel depth. 8 megaxpixel selfie lens plus 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi, microUSB (wha?!) charging and a bargain £139 price-tag.
This entry-level phone has a 5000 mAh battery though, so it’ll run and run.
Don’t tell anyone though, because both these phones won’t be announced in Europe until Tuesday, so .. shhhhh…