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Realme X7 Max 5G smartphone teased ahead of India launch

Realme is gearing up to launch its next smartphone in India and it will use the Dimensity 1200 processor.

Realme's upcoming phone in India (Source: Madhav Sheth/ Twitter) Realme's upcoming phone in India (Source: Madhav Sheth/ Twitter)

Realme has teased the launch of X7 Max 5G in India. Ahead of its launch, the date for which is not yet announced, the Chinese company has confirmed the upcoming Realme X7 Max 5G will be the first MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset powered phone in India. Realme has been teasing this phone for a while now. It did not reveal the name back then, which is what led to people assuming that this phone is going to be the GT Neo, which is the only phone with the Dimensity 1200 processor available in China. But Realme has different plans for India.

In a tweet, Realme India and Europe boss Madhav Sheth shared a photo of what looks like the retail box of the upcoming Realme X7 Max 5G. The box is placed in such a way that the name does not show. But, at the same time, Realme has put up a microsite on the website that not only confirms the name of the phone but also its processor. Realme has also posted AnTuTu benchmark scores for the Dimensity 1200 processor, which are over 700,600, which is pretty good for a high-end phone. Realme has not talked about the price yet but it is likely the X7 Max 5G will be positioned in the mid-range.

Besides, Realme is also teasing the Asphalt 9: Legends game on the X7 Max 5G, but there is no information about whether there is going to be some sort of partnership between the two brands for the X7 Max 5G. If this turns out true, Realme will probably pitch the X7 Max as a gaming phone, even though initially, Realme touted its first Dimensity 1200-powered phone, GT Neo, as camera-centric.

Some rumours suggest the X7 Max 5G is nothing but a rebranded GT Neo that Realme is launching in India. If we look at the image that Sheth has posted on Twitter, there is a resemblance between this phone and the GT Neo in terms of design. The Realme logo with "Dare to Leap" branding is clearly visible and it looks exactly like how the GT Neo has it, on the shiny back. The colour variants, in that case, may also be the same.

If Realme X7 Max 5G is a rebranded GT Neo, the specifications may include up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. And in case you want more storage, you can add a microSD card to this phone. It runs Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 out-of-the-box. There may be a 4500mAh battery on the X7 Max 5G with 50W fast charging support. The phone will sport a 6.43-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with support for up to 120Hz refresh rate. As for photography, you may have a 64-megapixel main Sony IMX682 sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor on the back. For selfies, the new phone may sport a 32-megapixel front camera in a punch-hole setup.

Previously, Realme postponed an event slated to take place on May 4 because of the pandemic.