As part of BBK Electronics, Realme was actually founded a couple of years ago by a former vice president of Oppo. However, under the BBK Electronics umbrella, they’re certainly in good company – the company also has the Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo brands too.
Now, a couple of new handsets with bonkers-cheap pricing but with 3-year warranty and a 2 month free replacement policy. That’s one year and one month more, respectively, than the norm for phones in Europe.
The Realme 7 Pro comes with a 65W SuperDart charger, which pushes a flat 4500mAh battery up to 43% charge in 10 minutes and up to 100% after another 24 minutes. It’s got a 6.4″ FHD+ AMOLED 409ppi screen and has an in-display fingerprint scanner too
Weighing in at 182g and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core CPU at up to 2.3GHz with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. You can whack a microSD card in too.
Around the back there’s a Sony 64 megapixel quad-camera setup (64 megapixel main, 8 megapixel wide, 2 megapixel macro and 2 megapixel depth). There’s a 32 megapixel lens up front for your selfies.
WiFi is included, as is GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, and it runs Android 10 out of the box with Android 11 upcoming.
The Realme 7 has a slightly different 6.5″ IPS LCD with 90 Hz refresh rate, and seems to be more geared towards gamers. It has a MediaTek Helio G95 chipset powering the show with a better GPU. There’s also a 5000 mAh battery instead, although this doesn’t charge as fast as it comes “only” a 30W Dart charger. This still gets you from flat to 50% charge in 26 minutes though.
Price-wise, you can get the Realme 7 Pro for just £279 and, if you pre-order, you’ll get some Realme headphones for just £1. It’s available in Mirror Blue or Mirror Silver. Meanwhile, the Realme 7 is just £179 for the 4GB / 64GB version or £199 for the 6GB / 64GB version. You get a microSD card slot still. It’s available in Mist Blue or Mist White.