POCO trolls Realme, says users in India ‘don’t need’ this feature

“India had over 34 million 4G-ready devices even before its rollout, and the same could be the case for 5G as well”

Realme X50 Pro is the company’s first 5G phone to launch in the country despite the lack of proper network infrastructure. The handset comes with Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with the X55 modem. Hours after the Realme X50 Pro launch, taking a jibe at the country’s first 5G phone, POCO India general manager C Manmohan reiterated the brand’s policy of “Everything you need, nothing you don’t.” This tweet points out that POCO has no plans of launching 5G phones in the country anytime soon. Apart from Realme X50 Pro 5G, Vivo’s new brand iQOO also launched a 5G phone in the form of iQOO 3.

And while 5G in India is still a couple of years away, it is a stretch to say the country doesn’t need it. 5G has applications across a broad spectrum, not just higher download and upload speeds. It can boost the fledgeling Internet of Things industry, cloud gaming, in-vehicle connectivity, smart city infrastructure, AR and VR, etc. India had over 34 million 4G-ready devices even before its rollout, and the same could be the case for 5G as well.

Realme X50 Pro 5G specifications

Realme X50 Pro ships with a 6.44-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with 2400×1080 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR 10+, 1000+ nits brightness, and an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. It is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. The phone runs on Android 10 OS with Realme UI custom skin on top and houses a 4,200mAh battery with 65W SuperDart fast charging technology.

Realme X50 Pro quad-camera setup includes a 64MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle and a macro camera, and a 12MP telephoto lens with 20x zoom support, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. On the front, it has a 32MP Sony IMX616 primary sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens for selfies and video chats. Realme X50 Pro price in India starts at Rs 37,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, Rs 39,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs 44,999 for the 12GB + 256GB option.

Key Specs

Realme X50 Pro 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | 6 GBProcessor
6.44 inches Display
64 MP + 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
32 MP + 8 MPSelfie camera
4200 mAh Battery
Realme X50 Pro 5G Video