- Realme Koi first look shows bright red and orange colours on the back.
- Realme Koi was teased to come with Snapdragon 888 chipset.
- There is another device called V15 that Realme might be working on.
Realme Koi is likely the next flagship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset inside. Realme teased the phone with a poster on Weibo but it did not really reveal what Koi will look like. So the rumour mill is at it and giving us what could be the first look of the Realme Koi. Clad in an outlandishly shiny body, Realme Koi will bring a new camera design and the company's signature "Dare to Leap" slogan in big, bold letters. The image was shared by a tipster on Weibo and he also confirmed another device called Realme V15.
A Weibo tipster who goes by @Geek_Cao has posted two photos of a Realme smartphone, which is claimed to be Realme Koi. The smartphone has bright orange and yellow shades in the finish that gives it sort of a gaudy look. But that is not a bad thing. Realme and some other smartphone brands have tried their hands at giving unique designs on their smartphones. These love-it-or-hate-it designs are not very popular though but they find some takers. The last such phone that is coming to my mind right now seeing the Realme Koi is the Realme 6 Pro that has a Pikachu tail in the design.
But this design is opposite two different looks that have leaked previously. According to some leaked renders, Realme Koi may have a vegan leather back in green colour. There was another render that showed there is going to be a circular camera design on the phone. There is no clarity but for what it is worth, the vegan leather variant could be a special edition while the one with circular camera module might be a different Realme smartphone, maybe the Realme V15. I will talk about it in a bit.
Anyway, these images further reveal there will be a 64MP primary camera on the back along with two more sensors. And the way the slogan is written reminds us of the Realme Koi poster, meaning there is a high chance it will be the Snapdragon 888-powered device. Both these pieces of information go in line with what Realme Race is supposed to come. To remind you, Realme had previously confirmed it is working on its next flagship device codenamed Realme Race and that it will house the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Realme Koi is also expected to come with Realme's 125W Ultra Dart fast charging solution, which can top up a 4000mAh battery in under 20 minutes.
So, it is time to talk about Realme V15. According to the same tipster, there is another device in the making. The Weibo tipster posted the photos of Realme Koi and dropped the name Realme V15 in the caption, confusing many who understood Koi and V15 might be the same device. It is unlikely. Realme V15 is said to come with a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G processor, which belongs to the mid-range. It will come with 50W fast charging, which again is a mid-range feature for Realme now (The Rs 14,000 Narzo 20 Pro has 65W fast charging). It is possible the third render with a circular camera, which I mentioned before, is the Realme V15. Nothing is set in stone yet.
The tipster deleted the post sometime later, which kind of questions the authenticity of this leak. So let us take all this information at its face value. The tipster also said that the Realme Koi could cost around CNY 5,000, which translates to Rs 56,000. This is significantly higher than the price of Realme X50 Pro 5G, the company's last flagship device.