Officials from Chinese smartphone maker Realme recently showcased what appears to be a new gaming-oriented smartphone. Called the Realme X50 Pro Player Edition, the phone is set to launch on May 25, 2020. The emphasis on performance is clear here as the brand called it a “speed king” and a phone with “impressive performance”. Even the codename of the device is Blade Runner.
The details come from a Realme post seen on Chinese social media site Weibo. The new phone closely resembles the recently launched flagship Realme X50 Pro smartphone. However, it does come in a new Grey-Silver paint job.
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Since there is no newer processor launched yet, we expect the phone to still run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. However, we will likely see a bunch of software improvements and optimization that will make this Realme X50 Pro variant perform like a gaming device. Perhaps this could also mean the inclusion of a higher refresh rate screen, better touch response among other things.
While there are no specifications confirmed for the Realme X50 Pro Player Edition, we might have a hint at some of them. A recent report from XDA shows CCC certifications of a new phone, also codenamed Blade Runner, which is in fact the same device. The listings reveal that the phone will have 5G support and 65W SuperDart charging, features also found on the Realme X50 Pro. There are even some real-life images released of the upcoming device.
The event on May 25 will reportedly see Realme launch 8 products together. It is likely that not all 8 products will be smartphones or accessories. We could see lifestyle products as well. However, one of the 8 products confirmed to launch now is the new Realme X50 Pro Player Edition. We will also likely see the unveiling of the Realme Watch, Realme TV, and more.