Realme announces first MediaTek Dimensity 1200 phone coming soon, plus a special offer on the 800U powered Realme 7 5G

Realme has two new flagships on the horizon, as well as a great deal on an existing 5G phone.

Following news of the new MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and 1200 chipsets, Realme has been quick to announce it has a flagship phone using the new Dimensity 1200 coming very soon.

The Realme X9 Pro will come with a 6.4-inch 120Hz OLED display, 108+13+13-megapixel cameras, 65W fast-charging and a 4,500mAh battery.

In addition, the company has also given some more information on its first Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 powered phone, the Realme Race Pro. ‘Race’ was the codename for this product, so we can likely expect this name to be changed ahead of release.

The Race Pro has a 6.8-inch OLED display with 160Hz refresh rate, 64+13+13 megapixel cameras, 125W fast-charging and a 5,000mAh battery – promising to be quite a beast, but almost certainly at a premium compared to the MediaTek model.

Whereas in the past you might have assumed that the MediaTek powered device was a budget phone with reduced functionality, the new Dimensity chips are bringing excellent performance and features that match, and sometimes even beat, the Qualcomm equivalents in their class.

Both phones will be released before the end of Q1 this year, and more details will be made available in the coming months.

Realme 7 5G Special Offer

Realme is also running a promotion that sees £30 knocked off the retail price of the Realme 7 5G – powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U chip, which I found outperformed its Qualcomm counterpart in my review.

The promotion runs from today to January 25th exclusively on Amazon that brings its retail price down to £249.

Press Release

January 20, 2020 – London, UK – On the launch of MediaTek’s new Dimensity 1200 flagship 5G smartphone chip, realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, announced that it would be one of the first to release a smartphone with Dimensity 1200, building a dual flagship portfolio in 2021. Relying on the comprehensive improvement of Dimensity 1200 in 5G, AI, photography, video and games, the realme flagship smartphone will bring users a superior 5G all-round experience.

realme Founder, CEO and President Sky Li said, “realme has maintained close cooperation with MediaTek from the beginning. As the popularizer of 5G, realme is committed to bringing 5G smartphones with trendsetting design and leap-forward performance to users worldwide. At the same time, we have got excellent market results and reputation. In 2021, realme will be one of the first to launch a smartphone equipped with the latest generation of the New Dimensity flagship 5G smartphone chip and to continue to work closely with MediaTek to promote the development of 5G large-scale popularity around the world.”

This time, MediaTek launched the Dimensity 1200 flagship 5G mobile chip with the 6nm advanced production process, which is more powerful in performance and lower in power consumption, maintains leadership in 5G and creates a seamless 5G experience in all scenarios and all times. At the same time, Dimensity 1200 achieves a breakthrough in the field of AI multimedia, especially in imaging and gaming, creating more possibilities for realme’s new flagship.

Previously, realme launched many models equipped with the Dimensity series chip and had a wealth of experience in chip optimization and adaptation. realme X7 Pro is equipped with the powerful flagship Dimensity 1000+ chip, which brings excellent performance. And with trendy design, high-quality screen and 65W flash charging, realme X7 Pro became an all-around flagship enthusiastically pursued by young users.

realme has been working closely with MediaTek to launch several 5G models. realme is also the first brand to launch 5G smartphones equipped with Dimensity 800U. Last November, realme released realme 7 5G, wowing tech users with its high-specs and value, enabling and empowering everyone to access the 5G experience. In addition to being the first phone in the price range to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 800U whilst also supporting 5G+5G DSDS, the realme 7 5G also comes with an incredible 6.5-inch 120Hz Ultra Smooth Display for an enhanced visual experience, 30W Dart Charge and 5000mAh Massive Battery that can charge to 100% in just 65 minutes. With an ultra-long battery life and super-fast charging, realme 7 5G users never need worry about running flat when they’re on-the-go, gaming, or catching up on the latest movies and shows.

realme 7 5G comes at a friendly price and realme is about to make it even friendlier. To continue its commitment to young consumers in the UK, realme is offering the realme 7 5G at just £249 (RRP: £279) – only available at Amazon from 21-25 January 2021.

At present, realme’s smartphone products have covered 61 markets globally, becoming the fastest smartphone brand to reach 50 million sales worldwide and allowing young people in many markets to experience the advanced 5G products.

To give users a richer and more diversified experience, realme Vice President and President of Global Marketing Chase Xu said that realme would build the dual-platform and dual-flagship high-end products strategy in 2021. Next, realme’s flagships will be launched in the following months, and realme will continue to explore the boundaries of the superior experience to create more surprises for users.

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