Chinese smartphone maker Realme made a name for itself by selling fairly powerful phones at very low price points, but it never had a flagship that could really threaten the likes of Samsung and Huawei in Europe. That may change today. 

On Tuesday, the company launched a new phone called Realme X3 SuperZoom, a flagship that launches in Europe first and hits all the right spots for a price of €499 ($547/£447). 

Realme X3 SuperZoom has a 6.6-inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole cutout for the dual, 32/8-megapixel selfie camera. On the back there’s a 64/8/8/2-megapixel camera whose highlights are Starry Mode for those night photos, and the 8-megapixel periscope lens capable of 5x optical zoom. 

Realme's X3 SuperZoom phone has a periscope camera and 120Hz display

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor and comes with 8/12GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage memory. Finally, it has a 4,200mAh battery with 30W speedy charging. 

In terms of design, the Realme X3 SuperZoom doesn’t stray much from the norm — the display is nearly bezel-less, save for the slightly larger lower bezel, and on the back, the quad-camera is located in a hefty, vertical camera bump on the top left. The phone is available in two colors: Arctic White and Glacier Blue. 

Realme's X3 SuperZoom phone has a periscope camera and 120Hz display

While the Realme X3 SuperZoom doesn’t have the latest Snapdragon processor or a fancy OLED display, it offers a nice mix of premium features for a decent price. It is available for pre-order now on Realme’s website, and will start shipping in “early June.”


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