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There’s a new smartphone company in Australia – it’s called realme – and it has hit the market with four stylish new devices that offer advanced features and performance at a reasonable price.

The challenger brand was founded by former Oppo VP Sky Li  and has already launched in other countries including India.

realme still has close ties with Oppo and shares numerous technologies and production lines.

In fact, all four of the new devices are labelled as “powered by Oppo” and even shares the same ColorOS software.

But realme has its own research and development facilities along with an independent design team and their very own approach to attract young customers.

The new range includes the realme C2 ($199), realme 5 ($299), realme 5 Pro ($399) and the realme XT ($499).

Three of the smartphones have quad camera systems on board with resolutions up to 64-megapixel.

“As a young and fearless brand, realme is excited to introduce Australia to the first 64MP camera smartphone in this market, with realme XT,” said realme Australia managing director Andy Yang.

“We are trying to redefine smartphone price points from $199 to $499 and offer new experiences to all realme fans in Australia. As a young brand, we are eager to grow together with our fans, inspiring and being inspired.”

realme XT

REALME XT – $499 (AVAILABLE OCTOBER 22)

This is Australia’s first and only 64 megapixel quad camera on a smart phone that’s how powered by AI.

On the design side the realme XT has a 3D glass curved back design.

The 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display has a 91.9 per cent screen to body ratio and includes a Dewdrop notch.

The device’s quad camera features 4-in-1 intelligent pixel binning, a f/1.8 aperture and high quality lenses to offer expert level photography.

Users can capture a 64 megapixel image with an ultra-high resolution of 9216 x 6912.

realme XT

Each image at this resolution has a size of more than 8MB and offers the user the ability to crop in on areas of the image and still end up with a sharp picture.

The quad cameras include an ultra-wide angle lens, a macro lens, and a portrait lens along with the 16-megapixel AI front camera.

 

Here’s a 64-megapixel image at full frame…
…. and this is a crop taken from the same image which is still sharp

The AI engine can also recognise scenes and use a human visual model to improve brightness and colour.

And with Nightscape users can also capture images in virtually no light which are optimised to surprising brightness and natural skin tones.

On the security side, the realme XT has a fast in-screen fingerprint reader.

Features: 

– Rear camera: 64MP AI Quad Camera, ultra-wide camera and macro lens

– Front camera: 16MP AI Camera Sony IMX471 Sensor

– Camera features: Supports Ultra 64MP, ultra-wide-angle, ultra-macro, Super Nightscape

– Screen: 6.4 inch Super AMOLED Dewdrop Full Screen Gorilla Glass

– CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE

– Battery: 4000mAh

– Charge: VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge (20W)

– System: ColorOS 6, based on Android P Hyper Boost 2.0

– Storage: 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM (UFS 2.1) with the compatibility of expandable storage of up to 256GB (independent SD card slot)

– Colours: Pearl White & Pearl Blue

realme 5 Pro

REALME 5 PRO – $399 (AVAILABLE OCTOBER 30)

The realme 5 Pro has an attractive diamond cut design that’s been enhanced with holographic colour and a reflective texture.

It has a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dewdrop screen is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The camera system on the rear panel includes an 8-megapixel 119-degree ultrawide lens, a 48-megapixel Sony primary lens, a 2-megapixel portrait lens and a 2-megapixel ultra-macro lens along with a 16-megapixel Sony AI front camera.

realme 5 Pro

Features 

– Rear camera: 48MP Sony AI quad camera

– Front camera: 16MP AI Camera Sony IMX471 Sensor

– Camera features: Supports 960fps slo-mo, macro mode, AI scene recognition, HDR, Super Nightscape, Chroma Boost, Pano, Expert, Time Lapse, Bokeh

– Screen: 6.3 inch FHD+ Dewdrop Fullscreen

– CPU: Snapdragon 712 AIE

– Battery: 4035mAh

– Charge: VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 (20W) – flash charging while gaming

– System: ColorOS 6, based on Android P Hyper Boost 2.0

– Storage: 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM (UFS 2.1), with the compatibility of expandable storage of up to 256GB (independent SD card slot)

– Colours: Sparkling Blue and Crystal Green.

realme 5

REALME 5 – $299 (AVAILABLE OCTOBER 25)

The realme 5 is a phone that can run for days thanks to its onboard 5,000mAh battery that can last for almost 30 days in screen-off standby.

With that sort of power, users can play 30 hours of continuous music, enjoy 21 straight hours of video and have 49 hours of talk time.

realme 5

Features: 

– Rear camera: 12MP Sony AI Quad Camera Ultra-Wide Angle Macro Lens

– Front camera: 13MP Camera

– Camera features: AI Beauty, HDR, Panorama Mode, Portrait, Timelapse, Slo-mo, Nightscape, Expert

– Screen: 6.5 inch HD+ Dewdrop Fullscreen

– CPU: Snapdragon 665 AIE

– Battery: 5000mAh, providing 29.9 days screen off stand-by time

– System: Color OS 6, based on Android P Hyper Boost 2.0

– Storage: 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM, with the compatibility of expandable storage of up to 256GB (independent SD card slot)

realme C2

REALME C2- $199 (AVAILABLE OCTOBER 30)

This entry-level device has a 6.1 inch HD+ display and is powered by 2GHz octa-core processor.

It has an AI dual camera system on the back with 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel lenses with a 5-megapixel front camera.

Features: 

– Rear camera: 13MP + 2MP AI dual rear camera for high quality photography

– Front camera: 5MP front camera with AI Beautification  & Bokeh Mode

– Camera features: 1080p video recording Bokeh Effect Slo-Mo

– Screen: 6.1 inch HD+ Dewdrop Full Screen

– CPU: MediaTek Helio P22 processor

– Battery: 4000mAh, with a day usage assured without charging

– System: Colour OS 6 based on Android P

– Storage: 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM with the compatibility of expandable storage of up to 256GB (independent SD card slot)

– Colours: Diamond Black and Diamond Blue

The realme devices will be available online through the online stores at JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys and Bing Lee.

They will also be sold through eBay, Amazon, Kogan, Catch, MobileCiti and the brand’s own website realme.com/au.