Realme announced the Realme 7 and the Realme 7 Pro at a virtual event yesterday. The series takes over from the Realme 6 series that was announced earlier this year in March and while we’ll take the devices for a thorough spin in the coming days, here’s our initial hands-on experience with both the devices.
Let’s start with the design first. Realme has experimented with different elements in phone’s design and Realme 7 series is no different. Instead of gradient shades or something similar, Realme has adopted a more serious look. Both the Realme 7 and the Realme 7 Pro feature a frosted colour finish at the back, which looks pretty good. Both phones feel solid in hands but the Realme 7 is noticeably thicker and a few grams heavier than the Pro sibling. They have also earned the TÜV Rheinland Reliability certification for the build.
There are other changes too. The numbered phone sports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor whereas the Pro variant integrates it beneath the display for a cleaner and a sleeker look. The four rear cameras at the back similar configuration but differ in terms of placement. The camera setup consists of a 64MP Sony IMX682 main sensor along with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a B&W portrait lens and a macro sensor. The only different on the camera side is on the front, which is a 32MP sensor on the Realme 7 Pro and 16MP on the Realme 7.
If we talk about the hardware, both phones have a Full HD+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass but the Realme 7 comes with a slightly larger 6.5-inch LCD panel with 90Hz of refresh rate whereas the Realme 7 Pro brings a 60Hz AMOLED panel. Both come with 6GB or 8GB of RAM options but the internal storage for Realme 7 is 64GB and 128GB while the superior Pro variant has 128GB option only. Both support a microSD card slot.
The Realme 7 sports MediaTek’s Helio G95 processor while the Realme 7 Pro goes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, which also earns the support NavIC navigation for the latter.
The final difference is on the battery and charging. The Realme 7 comes with a 5000mAh battery with 30W Dart Charge and the Realme 7 Pro features a 4500mAh battery with 65W SuperDart Charge. SuperDart Charge is nothing but SuperVOOC charge that Oppo introduced with the Find X2 series.
Realme 7 goes on sale on September 10 at a starting price of Rs. 14,999 while the Realme 7 Pro starts selling from September 14 at a price starting from Rs. 19,999.