Chinese manufacturer Realme, sister of Oppo and OnePlus, started its operations in Brazil this Thursday (7). Initially the company is bringing four products: two smartphones from the Realme 7 family, wireless headsets (Buds Q) and a smartwatch (Watch S).
Os company plans, which has 50 million users in 60 markets around the world, are ambitious. Speaking to journalists, Realme Brasil's marketing director, Crystal Gong, said: “There are few companies here in Brazil and we want to break the pattern. Our ambition is for us to be top 3 in the country in five years ”.
The expectation is to launch 20 devices in Brazil in 2021, including the entry-level C series smartphones, devices for gamers of the Narzo line and the top of the line X series. According to Sky Li, founder and CEO of the company, the idea is to become “the popularizer of [mobile networks] 5G and AIoT” with a focus on “trends for young audiences” . "We know that Brazil is a country with a young and connected population," he said.
Starting in the middle
Realme's first two smartphones in Brazil are intermediary: Realme 7 is based on a processor MediaTek Helio G95, with 8 cores running at 2 GHz and accompanied by 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space.
The 6,5 "IPS LCD screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, has an update frequency of 90 Hz, which results in more" fluid "movement of the images, and is controlled by the GPU Mali-G76 MC4 running at 900 MHz.
The rear, with a mirrored design, houses four cameras: a main camera with 64 MP sensor and Sony IMX682 sensor, a 119 ° ultra wide-angle lens and 8MP sensor, a macro lens and a B&W portrait lens. The front camera has a 16 MP sensor.
The battery is one of the highlights of Realme 7, not only for its 5.000 mAh capacity but also for its fast charging support (which the manufacturer calls the Dart Charge) with a 30 Watt charger, capable of taking it from zero to 100% charge in 65 minutes.
Realme 7 Pro has a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, a model designed for intermediate gamer phones. Produced in an 8 nanometer process, the chip has a Kryo 465 CPU with eight cores running up to 2,3 GHz and Adreno 618 GPU.
The 6,4-inch Super AMOLED screen has the same resolution as Realme 7, 1.080 x 2.400 pixels, but does not have a 90 Hz refresh rate. In contrast, Super AMOLED technology offers images with better contrast and more vivid colors than IPS LCD screens.
The set of rear cameras is the same as the Realme 7, but the front camera uses a 32 MP sensor. The 4.500 mAh battery has a even faster loading called Super Dart Charge, with a 65 Watt charger that can restore 100% of the charge in just 34 minutes.
The devices will be on sale in Brazil exclusively on Americanas.com and Submarino.com, with a suggested price of R $ 2.499 (Realme 7) and R $ 2.999 (Realme 7 Pro). However, there is a discount for purchase during the pre-sale period that runs until January 21, with the handsets at R $ 2.299 and R $ 2.799, respectively.
Realme watch and headphones arrive in Brazil
Among the accessories we have the Realme Watch S (R $ 699), a smartwatch with round screen that works as a cardiac monitor in real time, in addition to monitoring the level of oxygen saturation in the blood.
The accessory can monitor 16 sports and also has aerobic capacity test, an accurate step count algorithm, reminders of sedentary drinking water, sleep monitoring and meditation exercises.
The Realme Buds Q headphones (R $ 299) have a battery for 3 hours of calls or 4,5 hours of music playback, with a total of 20 hours counting the internal battery in its charging case.
According to the manufacturer, the headphones are recognized by the smartphone as soon as the case is opened, and pairing takes place in about 4 seconds. In addition to playing music, they can be used to answer / end the phone, change music or activate a voice assistant.