With a slight design change, something that POCO does to their rebadged Xiaomi phones as if they were cars.
Through a live event, Realme has officially released the Narzo 50, which is the full-fledged variant of the Narzo 50 series that includes the 50A and 50i. In essence, it’s a Realme 8i with an updated design cue that fits the Narzo branding.
The Realme Narzo 50 has a 6.6in. 120Hz FHD+ IPS LCD panel with 240Hz touch sampling rate. The screen is adaptive and can go as low as 30Hz, depending on the activity. The processor used is the Helio G96, the same one used on the Redmi Note 11s, and probably its main competitor (complete with 33W fast charging too). The chipset is paired with 4 or 6GB RAM and 64 or 128GB internal storage. It is expandable via MicroSD card up to 1TB.
There are three cameras at the back. The main is a 50mp sensor while the other two are useless fillers (2mp macro and depth). In front is a dot notch housing the usual 16mp front camera.
As mentioned, there’s 33W fast charging for this like the Realme 8i. This powers the 5000mAh battery inside of it. The phone can also expand its RAM virtually, up to an unusual 11GB, probably for the 6GB version (this is most likely a typo). Yes, the headphone jack is present, and no, there’s only 4G LTE services available.
The phone is on sale in India starting 3rd March and has an introductory price of INR 12,999 (~Php 8.8K) for the 4/64 version and the higher trim 6/128 version starts at INR 15,499 (~Php 10.5K).
We’re waiting for a Philippine release but you can stick with the Realme 8i if you want, since these two are nearly identical, apart from the design.