The Pixel 3a may have a new rival: The Realme X

The latest fabled release from Oppo’s sub-brand, the Realme X, looks to have everything it takes to go head-to-head with the new Google Pixel 3a.

According to GSMArena, the Realme X will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, up to 8GB of Ram and 128GB of storage, and a 6.5-inch 2340×1080 OLED screen with in-display fingerprint scanner. It will have a dual rear camera, with a 48-megapixel and 5-megapixel, and a 16-megapixel selfie pop-up snapper.

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A Lite version of the handset will also be available. This phone will also run on the Snapdragon 710 processor, but the screen will be 0.2-inches smaller and the features will be less groundbreaking. It will have a standard 25-megapixel selfie camera rather than a pop-up, and the fingerprint scanner will be rear-mounted rather than in-screen. The rear camera will have a lower 25-megapixel resolution. However the battery will actually be a little bigger than that of its big brother, weighing in at 3960mAh over 3680mAh.

These specs compare favourably to the brand new Google Pixel 3a XL, which has a Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB of Ram and 64GB of storage, and a 6-inch 1080×2160 display. It has a 12-megapixel rear camera which is exactly the same hardware as the impressive Pixel 3, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. In terms of design, it will have much thicker bezels at the top and bottom of the screen than the Realme X.

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Realme will introduce itself to the UK with the launch of the Realme 3 Pro on May 24. This device is expected to have a battery capacity over 4000mAh, a 6.3-inch screen, and a Snapdragon 710 chipset. We’ll be covering the launch, so be sure to check back in a couple of weeks for the full lowdown on what to expect from mid-range Chinese brand.

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