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This is new affordable Realme phone coming in future

Realme is working on an affordable range phone that will feature 5G connectivity.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | January 28, 2021 | Updated 14:26 IST

Highlights

  • Realme may be working on a new 5G phone called V13.
  • Realme V13 may come with a three-camera setup on the back.
  • Realme is yet to confirm when this phone will be launched.

A new Realme smartphone has surfaced on China's TENAA certification website in its full glory. The device bears the model number RMX3121 but it is believed this is going to be the V13 smartphone exclusive to the Chinese market. The jury is still out on what this phone will be commercially called. Anyway, the listing on the certification website also shows off the look of the Realme phone, where it can be seen having three cameras on the back in the style that is identical to the Oppo F17 Pro camera design.

As seen in the TENAA listing, the Realme V13 will have a 6.52-inch LCD with a waterdrop notch on the top. Obviously, this notch will house the front camera, the details of which are, however, not available. Also, the reason why this screen is going to be an LCD and not an OLED panel is that the phone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. If it were an OLED panel, it is feasible for the company to embed the fingerprint sensor under the display, as is available on a flurry of phones with OLED screens. The side of the phone will also have the volume rocker.

The Realme device will have 5G connectivity but it is not immediately clear what chipset it will be based on. Realme has so far used MediaTek Dimensity chipsets for its mid-range offerings while its premium 5G phones have the Qualcomm processors. But that was because Qualcomm was more focused on premium 5G chipsets that time. Things have changed now. Qualcomm now sells at least two low-cost 5G chipsets, the Snapdragon 690 and the Snapdragon 480, which is why it is a little difficult to tell what chipset Realme would go with.

The listing further mentions that the Realme device will carry a 5000mAh battery inside. Now, it is not confirmed whether there will be some sort of fast charging technology on this phone but going by the existing V-series phones, it is expected. The Realme device will come preloaded with the Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0. There will be a camera bump on the back with sensors aligned in the L-style. The details of the main cameras are not available but it is expected there could be a 2MP secondary and a 2MP/5MP tertiary sensor in the system. Their purpose -- ultrawide or mono or macro -- are not available, as well. The dimensions of this Realme phone are 163.9x75.7x8.4mm.

For now, the speculation is that this Realme device will be officially called V13 but that is not confirmed. Considering it is certified on China's TENAA, it is possible Realme may be looking at another model for the V-series. Moreover, the launch date for this Realme device is also not clear at the moment.

Separately, Realme will launch the X7 and X7 Pro 5G smartphones in India on February 4. The announcement comes around two months later after Realme India boss Madhav Sheth confirmed the X7 series would arrive in India. Realme launched the X7 and X7 Pro smartphones in September last year in China, showcasing its new range of 5G mid-end phones. And now the company is eyeing the Indian market that is seeing a deluge of 5G phones even though 5G is not commercially available here.

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