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realme’s latest midrange powerhouse is coming to the Philippines. The realme 7 Pro seems to be the spiritual successor of the relame 6 Pro, but much improved. It features an AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 720G processor, and a blazing 65W fast charging.

The phone will become official in the country on September 30. Like previous launches, it will be livestreamed in official realme PH channels.

As for the price, we’ll just have to wait for the announcement. This is realme we’re talking about so expect it to be fair and light on the pocket.

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Unboxing, First Impressions

Just like the rest of realme’s current phones, the realme 7 Pro comes in a familiar yellow box with the usual branding.

The Pro variant is bundled with the basics to get started with your new device. It includes a silicone case, a USB Type-C cable, the 65W fast charger, warranty documentation, a SIM removal tool, and a pre-installed screen protector. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include earphones to cut on costs.

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The phone itself is quite the looker. My review unit, in Mirror Silver, is gorgeous. The back panel is made of plastic, but you can tell that the quality is really good. It also has matte finish that easily rejects fingerprints.

The realme 7 Pro is slimmer at (8.7mm), lighter (182g), and more ergonomic than the realme 7, realme 6 Pro or any of the current realme phones. This makes it comfortable to use and hold.

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At the front, the phone has a 6.40-inch AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a punch hole selfie camera, and narrow bezels and a chin.

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The thin earpiece doubles as one of the stereo speakers. It is barely noticeable on the top bezel. The size of the punch hole camera is smaller too. And they also seem to have eliminated the discoloration around the punch hole that plagued the previous devices.

At the bottom is the 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, USB Type-C port, and the main speaker. On the left is the triple slot SIM tray and the volume keys, while the power button with a yellow accent sits on the right.

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At the back is the rectangular camera module with 64MP main, an 8MP ultra-wide, and two 2MP sensors for black and white and macro. The main camera uses a second generation Sony IMX682 sensor. The front camera, by the way, has 32MP shooter.

Test photos show a lot of promise. You can check it out below.

As for the internals, the realme 7 Pro is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. So far, performance is pretty good. And despite having a 60Hz refresh rate, the UI is actually smooth and responsive.

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As for the battery, it has a 4,500mAH capacity with 65W Super Dart Charge fast charging. So far, it lasts me a whole day. But the 65W fast charging is something else. It can top up the handset to full in under an hour.

That’s it for our first impressions of the realme 7 Pro. Stay tuned for the full review, coming soon. The handset will launch in the Philippines on September 30 via livestream.

realme 7 Pro specs

  • Display: 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display, 2400 x 1080, 409ppi, 60Hz Refresh Rate, 90.8% Screen-to-body Ratio, 98% NTSC Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: 2.3GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • GPU: Adreno 618 GPU
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1 Storage
  • Rear Cameras: 64MP f/1.8 Main Sony IMX682 + 8MP Ultra-wide + 2MP B/W + 2MP Macro, Quad Cameras
  • Front Camera: 32MP f/2.1 Selfie Camera
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
  • Others: In-display Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type-C, Stereo Speakers
  • OS: realme UI, Android 10
  • Battery: 4,500mAh Battery, 65W Dart Charge

Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

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