The Realme 10 series has been introduced globally by Realme. The company made an announcement about the new device using Twitter. While entry-level smartphones are available across the globe, Realme is likely to launch the Realme 10 Pro and Realme 10 Pro Plus later this month in China. As anticipated, Realme has switched from Qualcomm to MediaTek, installing the Helio G99 in place of the Snapdragon 680. Another feature of the smartphone is a dual camera setup with a 50 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP depth sensor.
Display and design:
A 6.4" Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 by 2,400 pixels, a refresh rate of 90 hertz, and a touch sampling rate of 360 hertz is included with the Realme 10. This is similar to the display of the Realme 9, which boasts a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The Realme 10 sports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security, twin camera sensors, and a punch-hole cutout in the corner for the selfie camera. The phone stands out from the competition because of the distinctive gradient design on the back panel.
Performance and storage:
Realme brags about its 400K AnTuTu score, which is 40% higher than the Realme 9's performance. The performance of the CPU is 25% faster and 20% less power is used by the new chipset. You receive a MediaTek Helio G99 4G chipset, which is said to have a 25% increase in CPU performance and a 20% reduction in power consumption. The chipset is combined with 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage and up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The 8GB of expandable RAM makes 16GB of total RAM available. There are RAM configurations that come with 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB of physical RAM, all of which can be increased by up to 8GB. Realme boasts 50% faster cold launches (and 40% faster hot launches) than the Realme 9 and uses UFS 2.2 for storage (64–256GB). Since that too utilized UFS 2.2, this indicates that there are likely some additional optimizations. In order to play PUBG at 40 frames per second, the G99 chipset and its Mali-G57 MC2 GPU are present in the device. Notably, Realme kept the microSD slot so you can add up to 1TB of extra storage.
The phone comes in six configurations that include:
4GB RAM with an internal storage of 64 GB and is available at a cost of $230.
4GB RAM with an internal storage of 128 GB, available at a cost of $250.
6GB RAM with an internal storage of 128 GB which is available at a cost of $270.
8GB RAM with an internal storage of 128 GB which is available at a cost of $280.
8GB RAM with an internal storage of 256 GB which is available at a cost of $300.
In comparison to RealMe 9, the camera section of RealMe 10 has seen a sharp downgrade. It has a basic 2 MP depth sensor and 50 MP primary camera (1/2.76" JN1 sensor) as standard equipment (no ultra-wide). However, the Realme 9 had a 108 MP main camera (1.67") and an 8 MP ultra-wide camera.
Software, Battery, and Other Specifications:
The phones ship with Realme UI 3.0 and support Android 12. A USB Type-C port for charging and data synchronization is available, along with 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and other connectivity options.
The battery retains a 5,000mAh capacity and 33W capability for fast-wired charging as before. Realme has, however, been able to reduce the charge cycle by a few minutes. Compared to 31 minutes for 50% and 75 minutes for 100%, the Realme 10 requires 28 minutes to reach 50% and 70 minutes for a full charge.