It usually takes a couple of months for phones like these to reach Europe – but the Realme X3 SuperZoom will be presented to the Old Continent just a day after its May 25 event in China. That one will bring eight new Realme devices while the European event seems to promise just one.
It’s by far the best of the bunch, though, the X3 SuperZoom is a follow-up to the X2 Pro, which offered flagship specs at a modest price. The new model takes that recipe and adds a periscope lens to the mix – a 13MP camera with up to 60x magnification (optical zoom will be 5x or 6x).
Every king has a successor, and ours is about to arrive.
Don’t miss our next Launch: 26/05 at 10:30 CEST
— realme Europe (@realmeeurope) May 19, 2020
Will the vanilla Realme X3 5G join it? That’s not clear for now. An earlier tweet by @RealmeEurope featured “The Star Hunter”, a tagline that clearly refers to the SuperZoom and its Starry Mode. Another tweet teased “The Explorer”, which might be the X3.
The vanilla model will not have the Snapdragon 855+ chipset of its sibling, it will likely settle for a 765G instead. And it definitely won’t have a periscope cam. Other than that, the specs from TENAA make it out to be a solid mid-range offering for those who can’t afford or simply don’t need the extra zoom.