Realme today launched its Realme 7 series smartphones in India as promised. The Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro come with some upgrades over their predecessors. However, are these upgrades really that much significant that they deserve to be the next version in the series? Let’s find out here!
Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro Changes
Design: Same thing in new packaging
Starting with the design, the Realme 7 series comes with a refreshed design on the back with a dual-tone finish and a new camera module. Realme is now offering a matte finish for compared to the glossy finish on the Realme 6 series.
Coming to the handling, the thickness and weight are not the same as before. Realme 7 has almost the same dimensions but the 7 Pro has become thinner and lighter. Also, similar to the Realme 6, the back and the frame is plastic.
The front of Realme 7 has not changed much as we still get the same 6.5-inch display with a hole-punch on the top left corner. However, the 7 Pro now also comes with a single-punch hole display.
Changes: Realme 7 remains the same as Realme 6 except for the looks on the back panel. The 7 Pro has a single punch hole at the front instead of dual in 6 Pro and also side-mounted fingerprint sensor moves into the display.
Display: 60Hz AMOLED Vs 90Hz LCD
The Realme 7 comes packed with a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. While the 7 Pro sports a 6.4-inch FDH+ (2400 x 1080 pixels.) Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3+ protection.
Changes: Realme 7 has the same display as Realme 6. Realme 7 Pro now has a 60Hz Super AMOLED panel instead of a 90Hz LCD panel in Realme 6 Pro.
Processor: Same Chipsets
The Realme 7 is powered by a new MediaTek Helio G95 processor. While the 7 Pro comes packed with a Snapdragon 720G processor.
Changes: Realme 6 packs Helio G90T, which is the same as Helio G95 that only has an overclocked GPU. These both are 12nm based processors that have the same CPUs clocked at up to 2.05GHz. Realme 6 Pro also has the same Snapdragon 720G processor as 7 Pro.
Cameras: New Sensor is an upgrade?
Both the 7 and 7 Pro come with the same camera setup this time. The quad rear camera setup comes with a 64MP Sony IMX682 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP portrait lens, and a 2MP macro lens.
Talking about the front camera setup, the Realme 7 sports a 16MP selfie camera while the 7 Pro packs a 32MP selfie camera inside the punch hole.
Changes: Realme 7 had the same camera setup as Realme 6, except for the Samsung GW1 sensor has now replaced by the new Sony IMX 682 sensor. However, in 7 Pro you somehow get a downgrade as the 6 Pro has a 12MP telephoto lens for up to 20x zoom and a dual selfie camera.
Battery and Charging: One Gets Faster Charger
The Realme 7 packs a 5000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. While the 7 Pro comes with a 4500mAh battery with a 65W fast charger in the box.
Changes: Realme 6 and 6 Pro both come with a 4300mAh battery with 30W VOOC Flash Charge support. Now, Realme 7 gets a bigger battery but the same fast charger (name changed to Dart Charge) and 7 Pro has a slightly bigger battery and a much powerful fast charger.
Variants and Price
The Realme 7 is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 6GB+64GB model and 8GB+128GB model costs Rs 16,999. The Realme 7 Pro base model with 6GB+128GB is priced at Rs 19,999 and 8GB+128GB is priced at Rs 21,999.
Realme 6 Pro- Rs. 17,999 for the 6GB+64GB. Available on Flipkart.
With the Realme 6 series, Realme surely started a revolution in the mid-range segment by offering more refresh rate display and may other good specs. However, an upgrade of the series within six months and that too with very minimal changes doesn’t make any sense.