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realme launches realme XT along with new accessories

by Vyncent ChanOctober 30, 2019
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The realme XT has finally arrived in Malaysia. After about a week of teasers, the premium mid-range smartphone is launched in Malaysia, priced at RM1399. But today’s launch was more than just about the realme XT.

realme XT, a refined mid-ranger

Specifications wise, there is little to separate the realme XT from the realme 5 Pro aside from the upgraded 64MP camera and a Super AMOLED display instead of the IPS one found on the realme 5 Pro. Under the hood, there are plenty of refinements to make the realme XT worth the extra money.

realme XT camera

You can read more about the realme XT in our in-depth review.

realme XT Specs

  • Snapdragon 712, octa-core up to 2.3 GHz, 10nm
  • 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, expandable via microSD
  • 6.4″ FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 91.9% screen-to-body ratio
  • 64MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.25 ultra-wide + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 16MP f/2.0 Sony IMX471 selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh battery, 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging
  • RM1399
realme xt colors

The realme XT will be available in two color options, Pearl White and Pearl Blue. Availability in physical stores will start this 9th November, while the first online sales will be on Lazada, kicking off at 12am during the 11.11 annual shopping festival.

realme Accessories

realme has always offered the realme Buds here in Malaysia, offering up an affordable option for realme users who want to make use of the headphone jack found on all the realme smartphones. Today, they announced two more realme Buds. Along with the two realme Buds, they also announced the realme Power Bank.

realme Buds 2

realme buds 2

The two new realme Buds are the realme Buds 2 and realme Buds Wireless. As you might expect, the realme Buds 2 are an upgrade over the original realme Buds, with larger 11.2mm multi-layer composite diaphragm drivers and Japan’s Daikoku Voice Coil, promising amazing bass at this price point. It’s only priced at RM49, with it being offered for just RM39 during the Shopee 11.11 Big Sale’s flash sale. Definitely worth getting.

realme Buds Wireless

Meanwhile if you want a more premium pair of earphones, realme also offers the realme Buds Wireless. These were previously only offered as a bundle with the realme 5 Pro, but now you can buy them for RM149. The earphones are designed in collaboration with Alan Walker. Yeah, that Alan Walker. The “where are you now” one.

realme buds wireless

Alan Walker worked with the realme team to tune the audio response of the realme Buds Wireless with Dynamic Bass Boost, giving you an amazing listening experience, especially for electronic music. You know, the kind Alan Walker makes.

The realme Buds Wireless feature a magnetic back that also doubles as a smart power switch. When the earpieces are stuck together, they turn off to conserve power, and separating them immediately powers them up and they will connect to the last paired devices.

realme buds wireless

You can already pre-order the realme Buds Wireless today, and it will be available on Shopee this Shopee 11.11 Big Sale.

realme Power Bank

Last but not least, the realme Power Bank. For some reason, it doesn’t support VOOC flash charge, instead opting for 18W fast charging over both USB Type-A and Type-C ports. The powerbank itself also supports fast charging, promising power when you need it most. With this feature, you can also fast charge your realme Power Bank and smartphone at the same time.

realme power bank

It features a 10 000 mAh lithium battery and can juice up two devices at the same time. The realme Power Bank is priced at RM129, and it’s available in both grey and yellow. You can get it during the Shopee 11.11 Big Sale.

realme 5 – 3 + 32GB

There’s a new variant of the realme 5, but with less RAM and storage to fit into a more affordable price bracket. Priced at RM549, the realme 5 will be available as an online exclusive model. The new realme 5 (3+32GB) will be offered on Lazada starting this 11.11, with a flash sale bringing the price down to RM499.

realme 5

realme 5 Specs

  • Snapdragon 665, octa-core up to 2.0 GHz, 11nm FinFET
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, expandable via microSD
  • 6.5″ HD+ IPS display
  • 12MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 13MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • RM549

Pokdepinion: The realme 5 (3+32GB) looks like a great option for those upgrading from the realme C2.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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