realme is set to launch the realme 10 next week. It sports a 6.43-inch 90Hz Super AMOLED display, Helio G99 chipset, 50MP rear camera, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W Dart fast charging. We finally got our hands on one so check our first impressions here.
The realme 10 looks similar to the realme 9 4G from the front. We’re looking at a 6.43-inch screen with a Full HD+ resolution with slim bezels at the top and sides. The bottom bezel is a bit thicker but still looks good.
Placed in the upper left corner is a hole punch for the 16MP front camera. Placed above it in the bezel is the earpiece.
On the left side, we have the card tray for two nano-sized SIM cards and a dedicated slot for a microSD card.
On the right are the power/lock button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner, and the volume buttons. The volume buttons were placed near the top so it might take some effort to reach, especially if you have small hands.
At the top, we have the secondary microphone.
Then at the bottom are the 3.5mm headphone jack, main microphone, USB-C port, and loudspeaker.
Flip it on its back and you will see the protruding cameras which consist of a 50MP main and an unspecified secondary camera.
From this side, you’ll notice the glossy back panel Light Particle Design which produces this sparkling gradient with swirling effects. In other words, it looks great but the glossy finish makes it a fingerprint magnet.
The realme 10’s frame has flat sides and rounded corners, which feel minimalistic and modern. It’s also thin at 7.95mm so it’s easy to grip and hold with one hand. It feels like a premium smartphone.
Powering the realme 10 is a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset with an octa-core CPU clocked at a maximum of 2.2GHz, a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of storage. For the battery, it is equipped with a 5,000mAh capacity with 33W Dart fast charging. These are decent hardware for a new mid-range, but we’ll find out in our review if this is a good successor to the realme 10.
The price and availability of the realme 10 in the Philippines are yet to be announced, so stay tuned for that when it launches on November 9.