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Realme 7 and 7 Pro launched: Price, availability, specs & more

Only six months on from the launch of the Realme 6 Series, the company has just brought the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro to India.

On the surface, these new handsets look like incremental upgrades overall, pulling more premium features from the company’s most capable devices and swapping out select pieces of hardware for higher quality alternatives; begging the question, are the improvements meaningful enough to warrant upgrading?

When and where is the Realme 7 Series available?

Realme launched the Realme 7 and 7 Pro on 3 September, with both phones set to go on sale on 10 September and 14 September – both at 12pm IST (7:30am BST) on their respective release days.

For the time being, the phones’ release is exclusive to India – Realme’s biggest market – but considering their predecessors made it to Europe, there’s a strong chance the 7 and 7 Pro will at some point as well.

Realme is scheduled to make an appearance at the IFA trade show, currently taking place in Berlin, on 4 September, which could serve as a launch platform for both handsets into select European markets.

How much are the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro?

The Realme 7 starts at ₹14,999, while the Realme 7 Pro starts at ₹19,999. Those prices relate to the 6GB RAM/64GB storage model, in the case of the Realme 7, and the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of 7 Pro.

Both phones can also be had in an 8GB RAM/128GB storage configuration for ₹16,999 and ₹21,999, respectively.

Direct conversion places the base Realme 7 at approximately £155/€175, with the Realme 7 Pro coming in at £205/€230. The Realme 6 and 6 Pro cost £219 and £299 when they hit the UK market, and it’s fair to assume that should the phones launch in Europe they will come in at a higher value than the direct conversion from their Indian pricing.

What are the Realme 7’s specs and features?

Aside from a bigger battery and near-enough the same camera as the 7 Pro the main talking point has to be MediaTek’s Helio G95 chipset. The Realme 7 is the first phone to debut this silicon and should bring some promising affordable gaming performance to the table.

  • 6.5in 20:9 90Hz Full HD+ (2400×1080) IPS LCD
  • MediaTek Helio G95 processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • Dual SIM
  • Expandable via microSD
  • Rear quad-camera:
    • 64Mp main
    • 8Mp 119˚ ultrawide
    • 2Mp macro
    • 2Mp depth
  • 16Mp front-facing hole-punch camera
  • Android 10 w/ Realme UI
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor-cum-power key
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 30W ‘Dart Charge’ fast charging
  • 162.3×75.4×9.4mm
  • 196.5 grams
  • Colours: Mist White, Mist Blue

Features like Starry Mode, which both phones benefit from, won’t arrive on the 7 until after launch by way of a software update. But if you want to see what it’s capable of, check out our Realme X3 SuperZoom review in the meantime.

What are the Realme 7 Pro’s specs and features?

Oddly, Realme chose to drop the high refresh-rate display when moving from the 6 Pro to the 7 Pro, in exchange for OLED in place of LCD display tech; a change apparently informed by user feedback.

  • 6.4in 20:9 Full HD+ (2400×1080) Super AMOLED w/ always-on display
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Dual SIM
  • Expandable via microSD
  • Rear quad-camera:
    • 64Mp main
    • 8Mp 119˚ ultrawide
    • 2Mp macro
    • 2Mp monochrome depth
  • 32Mp front-facing hole-punch camera
  • Android 10 w/ Realme UI
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • Gorilla Glass 3+
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 65W ‘SuperDart Charge’ fast charging
  • 160.9×74.3×8.7mm
  • 182 grams
  • Water-repellant coating
  • Colours: Mirror Silver, Mirror Blue

You also get a superior front-facing camera compared to the Realme 7 and perhaps most impressively of all, the 65W SuperDart fast charging that debuted on the Realme X50 Pro 5G. Realme claims the 7 Pro charge full in just 34 minutes.

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