It’s coming right on time on February 14th
The Realme 9 Pro+ is a great phone, isn’t it? It’s a perfect mix between a higher-end midrange and a flagship-tier camera phone. The Realme 9 Pro was great too, but no one discusses it so much. The 10 Pro continues where the 9 Pro left off and improves, particularly with its HyperSpace design and 108MP primary camera. Meanwhile, the 10 Pro+ also has a few things from its predecessor. Suspiciously, Realme never mentioned the sensor name this time, they mentioned the Sony IMX766 from the 9 Pro+, but not here.
Realme’s chosen release date on February 14th is no coincidence. These phones make a great Valentine’s day gift especially because of how attractive it looks and how new it is to the market.
Realme 10 Pro
BBK’s main strength is how they design its smartphones. Even back when they started, we remembered how the first few Oppo phones looked pretty and somewhat girly. That’s probably because, back then, Oppo was targeting selfie lovers and most of their phones mimicked older iPhones.
Anyway, back to the present when BBK has about 5 sub-brands now, the Realme 10 Pro is pretty much a redesigned Realme 9 Pro. It still sports a 120Hz IPS LCD screen and a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset. The difference lies in its design which matches the Oppo Glow design language. Its main colour is the Gold-Blue gradient called “HyperSpace”
The camera has been bumped from 64MP to 108MP. It’s definitely no flagship, but the higher MP camera means more details and a better crop factor at the cost of some storage space both physically and within the device (as the sensor needs to be large enough to collect all light information without cranking up its aperture and ISO values). There are now only two cameras because manufacturers realized multiple 2MP cameras are useless. Now, only the 2MP depth helper remained. The 16MP camera was retained from the 9 Pro.
The phone is also boasting its 200dB “Ultra Boom” Stereo speakers which, let’s be honest, is just software tinkering. I even covered this part in my Oppo A57 4G review. It boots with RealmeUI 4.0 based on Android 13.
The battery is also the same as the 9 Pro: a 5000mAh juice box. The 33W fast charging was also retained. 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 6/6E are also retained because it uses the same chipset. In a nutshell, the 10 Pro is a redesigned 9 Pro with a higher-res 108MP Samsung camera.
Aside from HyperSpace, the phone comes with two other colours: Dark Matter (sadly, not made of material from Mars) and Nebula Blue (not actually made of space matter). It comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage
- 6.71″ Full HD+ (2400x1080px) IPS LCD, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch response rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 (6nm)
- 108MP (Primary), f/1.75, 83.6 FOV, Samsung ISOCELL HM6
- 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
- FRONT: 16MP, f/2.45
- RealmeUI 4 based on Android 13
- 5000mAh, 33W Fast Charging
- USB-C, 3.5mm jack, Dual NanoSIM Card Slot, MicroSD Card slot, Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
- 5G services, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, OTG
- HyperSpace, Dark Matter, Nebula Blue
- 8/128: TBA
REALME 10 Pro+
The Realme 9 Pro+ was praised for its amazing camera capabilities thanks to its 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor. How fair does the Realme 10 Pro+ add up based on the specs? Well… you’re in for a treat because it has a 108MP Samsung camera that Realme never explicity mentioned. We’re off to a great start.
The phone’s main feature is not the camera but rather its 6.7″ FHD+ (2400x1080px) curved AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 1.07 billion colours, 100% DCI-P3 gamut, and double-reinforced glass. It’s not explicitly tempered but it’s close. Also, the phone features the new MediaTek Dimensity 1080 chipset, an upgrade over the Realme 9 Pro+ Dimensity 920. It features virtual RAM and storage options between 6/128, 8/128, and 8/256GB respectively.
As mentioned earlier, the phone features a 108MP “ProLight” camera. Realme did not say this time whether OIS was present but it did retain Realme’s quirks like Street Photography mode, 108MP mode, Tilt Shift, Starry Mode, etc. This camera is complemented with an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP 4cm macro. The selfie camera is also 16MP.
As for the battery, it’s the usual 5000mAh battery but is complemented by 67W fast charging via USB-C. It runs RealmeUI 4.0 based on Android 13 and also has 5G services, Wi-Fi 6/6E capabilities, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.2. Colours include Hyperspace Gold, Dark Matter Black, and Nebula Blue. All of these are not made of materials sourced from heavenly bodies.
Among other features, the phone supports Hi-Res Audio and also has dual speakers and dual mic noise cancellation. It also features an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Better keep saving for your loved one because the price is not going to be announced until Valentine’s Day.
- 6.7″ FullHD+ (2400x1080px) curved AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch response rate, 1.07 billion colours, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut
- MediaTek Dimensity 1080 (6nm)
- 108MP (Primary), f/1.75, 23.6mm, 83.63° FOV
- 8MP (Ultrawide), f/2.2, 112° FOV
- 2MP (Macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 16MP, f/2.45
- RealmeUI 4.0 based on Android 13
- 5000mAh, 67W Fast Charging
- USB-C, Stereo Speakers, Hi-Res Audio, In-display fingerprint sensor, Virtual RAM, NFC
- 5G services, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Dual Nano-SIM Slot
- Hyperspace Gold, Dark Matter Black, Nebula Blue
- 6/128: TBA
- 8/128: TBA
- 8/256: TBA
Better wait until Valentine’s Day. We will update this article then.