Last year itself, 5G was said to have already become a strong reality. However, not a lot of 5G devices made the rounds. The 5G tech was still blossoming, which meant that most of the first releases were high-end models that most of us could not afford. Since the first-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem was not released until December, the modem and carrier support were not very mature either. With the latest Snapdragon X55 modem launched in December 2020 seems to be the year of 5G smartphone. In developed markets, many companies are working to release their 5G products.
A vast majority of the 5G smartphones is likely to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon 765/G. They were released just last month. One of the first 5G smartphones to be launched in 2020 by Realme. The company has released the Realme X50 5G in China. Following the release, Realme plans to have a global release on February 24, 2020, at MWC 2020.
Realme’s event description states, “Realme will host the first global launch event in 2020. In the 5G era, Realme will be dedicated to being the popularizer of cutting-edge technology, promoting the popularity of 5G networks worldwide and bringing new 5G phones with power and style to global users.” We hope this means that they are planning to launch at least one 5G-enabled device during the event.
Realme X50 5G
If the Realme X50 5G does go on for a global release, it could possibly be one of the most affordable 5G models in the market. The phone is designed targeting a mid-range market featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, 6.57-inch FHD+ IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate, 6GB/8GB/12GB of RAM with 128GB/256GB storage, 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 primary camera, and a 4,200mAh battery. The camera unit also includes an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, a 2MP macro camera, 16MP + 8MP – regular and wide-angle – punch-hole front cameras.
On the first glance, the specs of this phone seem pretty similar to Redmi K30 5G. This model has only been released in China as of now. We will know more at MWC 2020. Although the products that the different companies are planning to launch has not yet been revealed, we are sure that the focus is going to be on 5G tech and 5G-based devices.
5G in 2020
With 5G tech taking off in 2020, Realme plans to be at the front. The company is planning to release its first 5G smartphone at the MWC 2020 scheduled next month. It will also be among the first 5G devices to be released this year. It looks as if Realme X50 5G could be launched in India soon. Besides this model, Realme could also be releasing more smartphones. However, it is not very likely that they will be 5G-enabled models. Maybe following the global released of the X50 5G, we can expect more 5G devices from the Chinese manufacturer.