Realme XT will be Realme’s anticipated phone, which will debut for the first time with a 64-megapixel camera, India’s CEO Madhav Sheth announced on Tuesday, concluding the Realme 5-series launch in New Delhi.
The company confirmed earlier this month that the new phone would sport Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor, which was revealed in May – without revealing the name Realme XT. The sensor is designed to produce 16-megapixel images in low-light conditions by merging four pixels into one using in-house tetracheal technology. Along with Realme XT, at the launch event, Sheth unveiled Realme Buds 2 headphones that will come with 11.2mm bass boost drivers and carry a price tag of Rs. 599. Separately, the company also announced new software features introduced with the Realme 5 series that will be rolled out to all older Realme phones in the future.
Sheth said at the launch event that Realme XT will be a “complete specialist” in its price segment. Although the executive did not specify the exact launch date of the new smartphone, it first suggested in late September.
“All I can say right now about this phone is Quad me up when the September ends,” Sheth said while reminding us of American Idol’s song “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day.
Realme had already confirmed that Realme XT will carry four rear cameras and the primary sensor will be the ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. It is also mentioned that the first phone with a 64-megapixel camera can be launched in India shortly before Diwali.
The company said through its social media posts earlier this month, “Our goal was to produce the highest resolution camera in the market.”
Major specifications and price of Realme XT are yet to be announced. However, apart from Realme, Xiaomi is also making its own 64-megapixel camera phone. Samsung itself is also reportedly developing its 64-megapixel camera phone to take on new models of Realme and Xiaomi.
At the launch event of the Realme 5-Series, Realme’s Sheth announced the Realme Buds 2, which features an 11.2mm bass boost driver with multi-layer composite diaphragm. The headphones will go on sale in India on 4 September.
The showstoppers of the launch event were Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro which both came with a quad camera and a waterdrop-style display notch. The price of Realme 5 starts at Rs. 9,999, while Realme 5 Pro is at an initial price of Rs. 13,999.
As we mentioned, at the New Delhi event, Realme also announced that a UI design update will make its way to all the Realme phones launched so far, along with features like Real Privacy and Hotspot Management. The Real Privacy feature allows users to access fingerprints on apps, photos and files. Hotspot management is intended to help limit the network and data traffic of connected devices and make intelligent suggestions.