The newest member of the Realme number series is finally here. The Realme 7, this device is equipped with a 90Hz FHD+ display, Helio G95 gaming chipset, and a large 5000mah battery paired with 30W fast charging. This is the successor of the Realme 6 but the question, what was improved? And if Realme 7 will be a gaming-centric phone just like its predecessor?
|Display||6.5″ IPS LCD|
|1080 x 2400 , 20:9 ratio|
|Gorilla Glass 3|
|90Hz Refresh Rate|
|4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps EIS|
|Performance||Mediatek Helio G95 (12nm)|
|Android 10, RealmeUI|
|30W Fast Charge|
The box isn’t new in our eyes, it is still the yellow box from Realme with the large model number in the middle and upon lifting the cover, we are welcomed with a compartment box that contains the sim ejector pin, paperwork, and a free translucent jelly case. The phone sits inside the box below it is the USB Type-C cable and the 30W power brick. Realme advertised that the 30W can juice the 5000mah battery in just 65mins, but we will see if that is true on our full review.
The phone on the back with Mist Blue color feels premium already. The unit also has a Mist White color variant. The camera module is not the typical Realme signature design anymore and without the yellow circle on the first lens. It is now bulkier and inside the camera module, we will see a quad-camera setup along with an LED flash.
Still at the back, the texture is smooth with a metallic-like looking plastic, it is prone to fingerprints but I like how they put a vertical line on the left with Realme logo below which makes the phone a premium redesigned Realme smartphone.
On the frames, we get a blue gradient color accent, and on the right is the power button with an integrated fingerprint scanner. On the left are the volume rocker and the simtray. The top is clean but underneath is the headphone jack, microphone, USB Type-C port, and the speaker grill.
Flipping to the front the display has a 6.5inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and a 90hz display for fluid and smooth animation. The bezels around are a bit thin but the chin is somehow larger. We get a punch-hole cutout located right on the spot where it can be less distracting, the punch hole selfie cutout houses a 16MP front cam. Compared to its predecessor, the display’s specs is still the same.
Under the hood
Now inside the Realme 7, it is the first phone to powered by MediaTek Helio G95 gaming chipset and yes it should be another lower midrange gaming-centric phone from Realme. Our unit has a huge 8GB of ram and 128GB internal memory and the GPU is Mali-G76 MC4. The question that first came to my mind after hearing the chipset was, again optimization, as all phones with newer chipset models are lacking some optimization and even game optimization which results in lower available settings, for example: Call of Duty Mobile. But expect that we will test this phone’s capability by doing a Gaming Review so stay tuned.
In the software, Realme 7 is running with Android 10.0 with Realme UI right out of the box. The UI adds a nice touch to its 90hz capability which makes the phone smoother and with fluid animation.
The battery of the Realme 7 is backed with a large 5000mah battery plus a 30W fast charging capability and Realme advertised that it can be fully charged just with just 65mins. Though we haven’t tested it yet to deliver proof but wait until we release a review on the Realme 7 soon.
Inside the newly redesigned camera compartment are a quad-cam consist of 64MP F/1.8 on the main cam, 8MP Ultrawide, 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor along with an led flash. The Selfie camera is 16MP f/2.1 and these our camera samples.
Realme will unveil this phone next week, September 30, 2020, via Livestream on their official Facebook page, and probably they will announce the SRP.