It’s all about upgrades for realme as it launches three new devices locally—the realme X50 Pro, realme Buds Air Pro, and realme Watch S. The three gadgets are complementary, offering you a complete mobile experience. We take a quick look at the best features, pricing, and availability of these products below.
REALME X50 PRO
It’s the age of 5G phones, and the realme X50 Pro is the second 5G handset the company is offering in the country.
The realme X50 Pro is available exclusively through Smart. The realme X50 Pro through the Smart Signature Plan 1,499 comes with a one-time cash-out of PHP 6,900 and a monthly amortization of PHP 400 (meaning you pay PHP 1,899 monthly). If you pre-order starting today until next Thursday, December 10, you get a free realme Watch worth PHP 3,990. From December 11 onward, the handset will be available online and in-stores via Smart’s Signature plans.
The Pro variant lives up to its name by being equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, one of the most powerful 5G-enabled chipsets available. Its highest configuration goes up to 12GB of RAM paired with 256GB of storage.
It’s possible to push this device’s gaming capabilities with its new upgraded five-dimensional Vapor Cooling System and Tactile Linear Motor that improves vibration feedback. The X50 Pro also has dual super linear speakers that support Dolby Atmos surround sound and Hi-Res Sound Quality for even better audio.
realme equips the X50 Pro with a 4,200mAh battery that can be topped up quickly with support for 65-watt SuperDart Charge technology. realme promises you just need 35 minutes to charge this handset to 100% after it’s been drained fully. And there’s no need to buy a separate charging brick; a 65-watt power brick comes in the box.
The realme X50 Pro is equipped with six cameras all in all. There’s a quad-camera setup at the back, including a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 primary sensor, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera that also serves as a macro lens, and a 2-megapixel B&W sensor for portraits. In front, there’s a 32-megapixel camera plus a secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle lens perfect for group shots or getting more of the background included in the picture.
The X50 Pro’s cameras have better night mode features and video stabilization, even with the front-facing sensors.
With a 6.44-inch Samsung Super AMOLED 90Hz display, you can enjoy using this handset more. The pill-shaped cutout is relatively out of the way since it’s on the screen’s upper left corner. And with a faster refresh rate, scrolling and using apps that support 90Hz will be a treat.
realme places the finger sensor under the display, which the company claims it can unlock in under 0.27 seconds.
The phone is all wrapped up in an attractive yet understated design. It’s available in Moss Green and Rust Red, which realme claims are inspired by unidentified outer space matters.
realme has gone a long way in the True Wireless Stereo (TWS) space, and this time we get the realme Buds Air Pro, which brings active noise cancelation to a compelling price segment.
The realme Buds Air Pro is priced at PHP 4,990. And you can get it as low as PHP 3,990 today, December 3, at 7 PM on Lazada and Shopee or during the 12.12 sale of the two e-commerce sites. It will arrive at select realme concept stores and kiosks nationwide starting tomorrow, December 4.
It doesn’t stray too far from how realme designed its previous TWS earbuds. Cobblestones inspire its casing, and it’s available in Rock Black and Soul White. But the earbuds themselves are anything but heavy; each weighs only 5g. It has silicone ear caps for a comfortable fit and a better seal.
The Buds Air Pro uses a new customized S1 high-performance noise cancelation chip and two microphones to reduce noise by up to 35dB. Combined with the ENC noise canceling algorithm, it makes listening to music and taking calls with ease. If you need to hear what’s happening around you, there’s a Transparency Mode that lets you hear ambient sound with just one click.
For bass lovers, the Buds Air Pro comes with a 10mm Bass Boost Driver and an advanced Dynamic Bass Boost composite bass enhancement algorithm to make the lows sound deeper and richer.
On top of that, the Buds Air Pro can easily pair with your mobile devices (a realme phone will be your best bet), offers smart wear detection that automatically pauses music if you take an earbud out, and features 94ms super-low latency. Gamers will appreciate the last feature as it works to maintain perfect sync between audio and video. Its touch controls are also customizable, so you can easily access the earphones’ features.
If you like working out with music, the realme Buds Air Pro’s earbuds support IPX4 water resistance. You have to keep the charging case dry, though, as it doesn’t have water resistance.
realme promises a pretty long battery life with up to 25 hours of playback thanks to the low-power S1 processor and 486mAh battery. If you use ANC, it can last you up to 20 hours. A quick 10-minute charge can get you three hours of playback. And if you want to charge it up to 100%, you’ll just need an hour.
We’ve already written about the realme Watch S, but now we get the official Philippine launch and its local pricing.
Like the Buds Air Pro, it costs priced at PHP 4,990. You can get a PHP 1,000 off today, December 3, at 7 PM on Lazada and Shopee. The smartwatch will also be discounted or during the 12.12 sale of both online retailers. It will go on sale in select realme concept stores and kiosks nationwide starting tomorrow, December 4.
This time, realme makes a more traditional-looking smartwatch with a round clock face instead of a square one. It has a display of 1.3 inches in diameter and a definition of 360 x 360 pixels. Its screen is protected by Gorilla Glass, its case is made of aluminum, and its bracelet is made of silicone. The Watch S has an IP68 water resistance rating.
Its strap comes in four colors: black, blue, orange, and green. While it’s removable and interchangeable, realme isn’t selling other watch strap designs at the moment. There will be over 100 different watch faces available, so you can find the look or functionality that suits you.
Like realme’s other wearable offerings, there are the expected health and wellness tracking features on the Watch S. It can now track 16 different sports, including outdoor and indoor running, yoga, mountain biking, basketball, and more.
It can monitor your heart rate and blood oxygen levels, count your steps, monitor your sleep, as well as remind you to hydrate, meditate, and move around.
Of course, the realme Watch S is a smartwatch, too. So, it can notify you of alerts and messages from your smartphone. You can also reject a call from this smartwatch, control your music player, and serve as a remote camera. An upcoming update will let you control smart home devices with this watch, too. You can unlock all its features with the realme Link app.
It is also equipped with a 390mAh battery that promises up to 15-day battery life. And it fully charges in just two hours.
There’s a special edition Watch S design that realme’s Design Studio made in collaboration with Korean pop culture artist Grafflex. There are two unique designs from the artist available. One of them is in black and white, a simple design but full of strong animation style and playful details, while the other one is more bold and colorful—a nod to classic comic elements.