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Realme Unveils its First 5G Smartphone “X50”

It is powered by the 2.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 765G SoC paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256 internal storage

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In terms of optics, the Realme device features a quad camera setup vertically placed on the upper-left corner of the back panel. Wikimedia Commons

Realme has finally launched its first 5G ready smartphone ‘X50 5G’ with a 120Hz refresh rate supporting display and the latest Snapdragon 765 processor, here.

As for pricing, the smartphone comes in three variants, the base model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, which is priced at CNY 2,499. The second variant comes with 6GB RAM and 256GB storage, which is priced at CNY 2,699 and the highest variant has 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at CNY 2,999, news portal GSMArena reported on Tuesday.

In terms of specifications, the device features a 6.57-inch full-HD+ (100×2400 pixels) LCD hole-punch display with 20:9 aspect ratio.

It is powered by the 2.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 765G SoC paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256 internal storage.

In terms of optics, the device features a quad camera setup vertically placed on the upper-left corner of the back panel.

The setup includes a 64MP main camera, a 12MP telephoto camera offering 20x hybrid zoom, an 8MP tertiary camera and a last 2MP macro camera.

Up front, the smartphone houses two selfie sensors, one 16MP camera and 8MP camera.

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Realme has finally launched its first 5G ready smartphone ‘X50 5G’ with a 120Hz refresh rate supporting display and the latest Snapdragon 765 processor, here. IANS

The phone packs a 4,300mAh battery with 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge support and run on the new Android 10-based software.

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Connectivity options include USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, dual-mode 5G (SA/ NSA), NFC, dual-frequency GPS, and more. (IANS)

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Huawei to Build its First European Manufacturing Plant in France

Huawei to Build First European 5G Factory in France to Soothe Western Nerves

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A Huawei company logo at Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. VOA

Huawei will build its first European manufacturing plant in France, its chairman said Thursday, as the Chinese telecom giant seeks to ease worldwide concerns stoked by U.S. charges that Beijing could use its equipment for spying.

Liang Hua said , the world’s biggest producer of telecom equipment, would invest 200 million euros ($217 million) in the first phase of setting up the mobile base station plant. He said it would create 500 jobs.

Huawei, which denies its equipment poses a security risk, is at the center of a storm pitting the United States against China over 5G, the next-generation mobile technology. Europe has become a major battleground.

Continental market

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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chairman Liang Hua speaks during a news conference in Paris, France. VOA

“This site will supply the entire European market, not just France’s,” Liang said at a news conference. “Our group’s activities are worldwide and for this we need a global industrial footprint.”

5G technology is expected to deliver a huge leap in the speed and capacity of communications and an exponential spike in connections between billions of devices, from smart refrigerators to driverless cars, that are expected to run on 5G networks.

It was not immediately clear whether Huawei’s decision had the blessing of French President Emmanuel Macron, who has courted foreign investors but also led warnings about Chinese encroachment into the European Union’s economy.

Liang said that the company had outlined the group’s plans to the French government. “This is not a charm offensive,” he said.

There was no immediate reaction from Macron’s office.

Early stages 

The United States has repeatedly warned European allies against allowing the Chinese firm into the continent’s 5G infrastructure. But European capitals are divided about how to deal with Huawei.

France has yet to start rolling out its 5G networks but the top French mobile operator, state-controlled Orange, has already chosen Huawei’s European rivals, Nokia and Ericsson.

Smaller operators Bouygues Telecom and Altice Europe’s SFR, whose existing networks rely heavily on Huawei, are urging Paris to clarify its position on Huawei.

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The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany. VOA

France says it will not discriminate against any vendor but requires all suppliers to be screened so they can secure a green light from the cybersecurity agency, which is examining Huawei equipment. Sources close to the French telecom industry say they fear Huawei will be barred in practice even if no formal ban is announced.

Neighboring Germany is also struggling to reach consensus on the way forward. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives back tougher rules on foreign vendors but have stopped short of an outright ban on Huawei.

British plan

Britain has defied the United States by allowing “high-risk vendors” such as Huawei into nonsensitive parts of its 5G network but not what it describes as “core” components.

Washington has pressed London to reconsider.

The mobile base stations that will be manufactured in France are not considered core to 5G network infrastructure.

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Huawei accuses the United States of seeking to frustrate its growth because no U.S. company can offer the same range of technology at a competitive price.

The French plant will be Huawei’s second manufacturing facility outside China. It has a plant making smartphones in India but only has assembly plants elsewhere. The plant in France will generate 1 billion euros a year in sales. (VOA)