This story was originally published on July 12, 2022, and last updated on July 16, 2022.
narzo might be more familiar to you as a series under realme, but it’s spinning out of the established smartphone maker into a standalone brand within realme‘s ecosystem. It will be launched in six Southeast Asian countries, starting with the Philippines.
According to Allen Yin, country manager of narzo in the Philippines, the decision to launch in the country was because of how “well-received” its earlier models have been.
The brand’s goal aligns with what realme has been striving towards, offering competitive, bang-for-your-buck smartphones.
You may know the narzo series is known for its gaming capabilities and that carries into this new brand. There will be two smartphones officially launching on Thursday, July 14 at 6 PM over at Lazada Live and narzo’s Facebook page.
narzo 50 Pro 5G
The narzo 50 Pro aims for form and function, running on a MediaTek Dimensity 920 chip with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This processor is designed as one of the fastest 5G processors in its segment. It is capable of boosting clock speed up to 2.5GHz. Dynamic RAM Expansion complements this chip, offering up to 5GB of additional RAM. This feature allows you to play even the most hardware-intensive games.
This handset has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. Its cameras include a 48-megapixel triple camera setup. And it gets a 5,000mAh battery with 33W Dart Charge support.
The narzo 50 Pro gets a “new generation” in-display fingerprint scanner with a heart rate sensor. The latter is an unusual addition, but narzo claims it’ll help you keep track of your health.
It will come in two shades inspired by Kevlar: Hyper Blue and Hyper Black. The narzo 50 Pro 5G retails for PHP 15,999 (approx. USD 284).
narzo 50 5G
The narzo 50 5G is for those on a tighter budget. This gaming smartphone has a MediaTek 810 5G chipset you can clock up to 2.4GHz. It also supports up to 5GB Dynamic RAM. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage (up to 1TB via microSD).
It gets a 6.6-inch FHD+ Ultra Smooth Display with a 90.7% screen-to-body ratio. The narzo 50 5G also packs in a 5,000mAh battery with 33W Dart Charge, promising to get the device from zero to a hundred in 72 minutes. It also comes with Smart 5G Power Saving Technology. This tech determines the signal environment and automatically switches between 4G and 5G. narzo claims this reduces its power consumption by up to 30%. It will also come in Hyper Blue and Hyper Black. The narzo 50 5G retails for PHP 12,999 (~USD 231).
UPDATE 1: 2022/07/16, 11:30 A.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC
Added info on pricing
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