Realme X50m 5G launched: One of the cheapest 5G smartphones!

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The 5G wave has been hitting the globe mostly for good since, you know, it’s the next generation of cellular connectivity and all. Sadly, some people for some reason think it’s the cause of coronavirus. What?! Anyway, smartphone manufacturers have been pumping out 5G devices and most of them are quite expensive; usually hitting the thousand buck territory. But don’t worry, 5G is consistently getting more accessible. Both Qualcomm and MediaTek come up with cheap 5G-capable chipsets. Here, the “new” Realme X50m 5G is one of the cheapest 5G smartphones out there. I say “new” because it’s eerily similar to the regular X50, which is also Realme’s first 5G device launched a couple of months ago. Let’s take a look at the specs, features, expected price in Nepal of the Realme X50m 5G.

Realme X50m 5G Overview

Design & Display

In terms of the design of the phone, upfront, it looks exactly like the standard X50. The only visual difference comes in the form of the 3D hyperboloid “flair” in the back panel, which is a little flamboyant on the X50m. Besides this, both the back & front cameras are arranged similarly, there is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor but no headphone jack. The only noticeable distinction comes in the form of the camera setup, which I’ll get into in just a while.

Realme X50m 5G display 120hz refresh rate lcd panel

The display itself is a 6.57-inches IPS LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 90.4% screen-to-body ratio. With a smoother display being a major requirement in a modern smartphone, it’s good seeing value-oriented brands like Realme bringing the tech to economical devices.

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However, there is quite a debate between the people about what’s better: an AMOLED display with the standard 60Hz refresh rate, or an LCD panel with a superior refresh rate. Well, the answer depends on who you ask but I’d pick the latter any time of the day.

Performance & Memory

Getting to the performance, the Realme X50m 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G, which is a 5G-ready gaming-centric chipset. This has been the go-to SoC for so many mid-range phones and OEMs are even opting for it instead of the flagship Snapdragon 865 for cost-reduction purposes.

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With its integrated Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF system, the Realme X50m supports both SA and NSA mode of 5G. Moreover, the phone also comes with Smart 5G technology which intelligently switches between 4G & 5G networks depending upon the availability to save power.

The 765G is also a gaming-oriented SoC which has an overclocked GPU compared to the vanilla 765. Furthermore, it makes use of the Snapdragon Elite Gaming features as well for reduced latency, increased app load time, etc. Realme X50m 5G also has an 8mm ultra-large liquid-cooled copper tube, which the company says can reduce the core temperature of the phone by about 12.5%.

Complementing the performance is either 6 or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. But unfortunately, you’re stuck with what you got as Realme hasn’t included an option to expand the onboard memory. The phone runs on the latest Realme UI based on Android 10 out-of-the-box.

Cameras

Now as I said earlier, the cameras are where the Realme X50m differs from the regular X50. The number of lenses is the same in both devices with quad-rear cameras and dual-front ones. All arranged vertically, the Realme X50m has a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and finally a 2MP depth sensor. Instead of a macro or a depth sensor, it would’ve been better if Realme had kept the telephoto lens since “zoom” is so big right now.

Realme X50m 5G back cameras

Let’s move to the front of the phone. There’s a dual front camera housed inside a pill-shaped cutout on the top left side of the display. You get a 16MP primary lens and Realme has substituted the 8MP ultrawide sensor on the X50 with a 2MP depth sensor on the X50m.

Battery & Others

Finally, let’s talk about the battery. The Realme X50m 5G has the same 4200mAh cell with and supports 30W Dart charging. Realme says it can take the phone’s juice from 0 to 70% in just 30 minutes. Though the phone has a glass back, there is no support for wireless charging.

Additionally, it has a dual-mic array for better sound pickup & noise reduction in calls and videos. Realme X50m 5G has Dolby Sound & Hi-Res Audio on its Linear speakers in terms of audio. The phone also makes use of NFC and supports the company’s own payment system – Realme Pay.

Also Read: All the Realme Mobile Phones Price in Nepal

Realme X50m 5G Specifications:

  • Body: 6.45 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches; 194 gm
  • Display: 6.57-inches IPS LCD panel; 120Hz refresh rate; 399 PPI; 90.4% screen-to-body ratio; Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels); 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G; 7nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 620
  • RAM: 6 / 8GB LPDDR4X
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1 (non-expandable)
  • Software & UI: Realme UI with Android 10 on top
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 48MP, f/1.8 primary wide sensor, PDAF
    – 8MP, f/2.3 ultra-wide sensor, 119º FOV
    – 2MP, f/2.4 macro sensor
    – 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
    – LED flash
  • Front Camera: Dual-camera;
    – 16MP, f/2.0 primary wide sensor
    – 2MP, f/2.4 depth sensor
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Audio: Ultra Linear speakers, Dolby Sound, Hi-Res Audio
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM slot (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS, 5G connectivity, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4200mAh; 30W Dart Charging
  • Colors: Starry Blue, Galaxy White

Realme X50m 5G Price & Availability

The Realme X50m 5G price starts at ¥1,999 for 6/128GB variant, and ¥2,299 for the top-end 8/128GB model. It is available for pre-order and will go on sale from April 29 in China. There is no word on its international launch but we expect the Realme X50m 5G to be available in Nepal later at a price of Rs. 36,000 for 6/128GB variant.

Models Price in Nepal [converted] Availability
Realme X50m 5G (6/128GB) ¥1,999 (~NRs. 34,400) April 29 (China)
Realme X50m 5G (8/128GB) ¥2,299 (~NRs. 39,580) April 29 (China)

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