We’ve all seen examples of insane 5G download speeds, and maybe that makes you want 5G in your next phone, but the reality on the ground is different. As it currently stands, 5G is far from ubiquitous — it doesn't even exist in markets like India — and the compromises and costs associated with it are substantial. It's still fair to want 5G from a flagship phone if you plan to use it for a few years, but the equation changes when we talk about the budget segment where the compromises caused by 5G are more noticeable. The Realme 8 5G is the perfect example of that.
Realme is one of the fastest-growing smartphone companies in the world, and there's more to its success than just attractively-priced hardware. The other side of the coin is software, and Realme phones have a lot to offer in this department too, with plenty of useful features and impressive customization options.
At a livestreamed event today, Realme unveiled a set of new products, including its latest affordable smartphone. The Realme 8 Pro boasts Samsung's new 108MP camera sensor for high-resolution photos, while other innovative features such as tilt-shift time-lapse video are also on board. At the same time, Realme announced the launch of two new wearable accessories in European markets: the Watch S Pro and Buds Air 2.
Realme's recent phones have all gone pretty much the same way — incredible value considering the spec sheet, but slightly underwhelming cameras. That was true of the X2 Pro I reviewed last year and seemed to still be the case when Prasham recently looked at the X7 Pro 5G. The Oppo/OnePlus sibling is hoping to turn a corner with its next smartphone lineup, however, thanks to a brand-new 108MP camera system and a bunch of new features.
Shortly after unveiling its X7 series, Realme has announced its next set of products in India. The highlight of the launch was the Realme Narzo 30 series, consisting of the 30A and the 30 Pro, but, a pair of affordable ANC earbuds — the Realme Buds Air 2 — and a bunch of gaming accessories also got some screentime.
Realme is the fastest-growing smartphone company in the world right now, and it doesn’t seem to have any intentions of losing pace in 2021. The Realme X7 Pro 5G is the latest smartphone to roll off the company’s production line, and at INR 29,999 (~$413), it's an exciting proposition for anyone looking to get a premium smartphone experience without breaking the bank.
While 5G hasn't arrived in India yet, smartphone companies have already started selling 5G phones. The newest kids on the block are the Realme X7 5G and the X7 Pro 5G, which aim to compete with mid-rangers like the Xiaomi Mi 10i and the OnePlus Nord.
Keeping its promise, Realme is now opening up its Realme UI 2.0 early access program for four of its smartphones — the Realme 6 Pro, Realme 7, Realme X2 Pro, and Realme Narzo 20 Pro. Since this is early access software, users will have to sign up to receive the update.
Now that more people are staying at home these days, augmented reality has the potential to become even more important. AR may not be as novel as it once was, but that doesn't mean Google isn't continually expanding its ARCore SDK to more devices to enable them to seamlessly access AR experiences like its virtual zoo.