Today Realme officially launched the S6 Pro in Europe. Even though the phone has a good mid-range price and capable cameras, the price is a lot more expensive than we initially expected. The company will only sell the 8GB+128GB model in the EU, but even so, the price they are asking is a bit steep: €350.
The Realme 6 Pro has decent specs: a Snapdragon 720G CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Also, the 6.6″ FullHD+ screen has a 90Hz refresh rate, even though it has an LCD panel. You also get 30W fast charging, NFC and dual 4G SIM Slots. The main focus of the device is on the cameras. It has a 64MP main sensor, a 12MP telephoto lens camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens camera and a2MP macro camera. On the front, you also get a 16MP selfie camera and a secondary 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera.
All in all, the phone is pretty solid. Good mid-range specs and great cameras. The price would have been quite decent considering that high-end flagships tend to go for 1000€. However, three aspects make me believe that unless there will be some sales in the next few months, the phone won’t sell as well as the company homes. First, the price is way over the $260 price that is being practiced in India, where the phone launched. Second, smartphone sales have dropped in the first quarter and will take some time to recover.
And third, the company has better options that are far better priced. The Realme X50 Pro (pictured above) got a price reveal today. This is the company’s flagship phone, with all the bells and whistles: 5G, Super AMOLED screen with high refresh rate, Snapdragon 865, vapor cooling system and more. Even though you can’t pre-order it yet (probably to not cannibalize the 6 Pro’s sales), the phone is just under €600.