The original Realme X50 - the company's first-ever 5G phone - debuted as a China-exclusive back in January 2020 and now it's landing in UK and Europe - sort of.

The original X50 - which preceded the flagship X50 Pro that launched in the UK and Europe back in May - relied on a the more modest (but still capable) Snapdragon 765G chipset, which can also be found in mid-tier devices like the LG Velvet and the upcoming OnePlus Nord. That's exactly what the European version leverages too - although there is a subtle difference to its Chinese counterpart.

This new global model of the Realme X50 is, in fact, more closely linked to the X50m, which launched in China in April. Despite the name change, the European X50 and the Chinese X50m both sport a different camera setup to the Chinese X50; trading the original's 64Mp main camera sensor for a more modest 48Mp unit, backed up by an 8Mp ultrawide, 2Mp macro and 2Mp depth sensor.

Beyond 5G, other traits that remain consistent across all three of these X50 models, including a 120Hz refresh-rate display and a 4200mAh battery with 30W fast Dart charging.

Here's the full spec sheet for the Realme X50 available in European markets/the UK:

  • 6.57in Full HD+ 120Hz IPS LCD
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • UFS 2.1
  • 48Mp main camera, 8Mp 119° ultra-wide sensor, 2Mp macro camera, 2Mp depth camera
  • 16Mp main + 2Mp portrait front-facing cameras
  • 4200mAh battery
  • 30W Dart Charge fast charging
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 5G
  • USB-C
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Android 10 w/ Realme UI
  • 163.8×75.8×8.9mm
  • 202 grams
  • Colours: Ice Silver/Jungle Green

When can you buy the Realme X50 5G?

The phone went on sale in Europe on 8 July and is available direct from Realme's general European site, with UK availability kicking off from 15 July.

How much is the Realme X50 5G?

The Realme X50 5G is available in European markets for €349 and as was announced during Realme's 14 July UK launch event, will cost £299 in the UK - making this another competitive 5G offering from Realme.

The company has also released its most affordable TWS earphones alongside the X50 5G - the Realme Buds Q - for €29.99/£29.99.

The company is offering a pair of bundles in the UK too; with a free pair of Buds Q for those who decide to pick up the X50 5G on 15 July (release day). They'll also be available with a £10 discount for those who choose to buy the phone any time between 17 July and 31 July 2020.

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