Realme launched the Realme X, its most expensive smartphone to date in India on Monday. As expected, Realme is also bringing the "Garlic" and "Onion" Master Editions of the Realme X to India – in addition to the Polar White and Space Blue colour options. Interestingly, while in China Realme demands a slight premium for its Master Editions (over the standard variants), in India, the Garlic and Onion variants of the Realme X cost the same as the original.
The Garlic and Onion editions of the Realme X feature the artwork of Muji's iconic designer, Naoto Fukasawa. Not only do the phones have a colour palette that closely resembles a garlic/onion, the Master Editions of the Realme X also have Naoto Fukasawa's signature printed on the back. Realme says the distinct colour scheme of these phones was achieved after 72 gradient tests – and over 300 prototypes were used to get to the final look.
Hardware specifications remain standard across the board though. Just like the blue and white Realme X, its Master Editions also come with a 6.53-inch 1080p+ AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and optical in-display fingerprint scanner. They are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage (non-expandable). There’s Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6 software and a 3,765mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 flash charge support. There are dual rear cameras consisting of a 48MP (Sony IMX 586) sensor and another 5MP sensor for depth sensing aka portrait photography on-board these phones. On the front, the phones come with a 16MP camera with a Sony IMX471 sensor – which is part of a pop-up mechanism.
The Garlic and Onion Master Editions of the Realme X with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost Rs 19,999 in India - which is the same as the standard 8GB/128GB variant of the phone. The Garlic and Onion Master Editions of the Realme X will be available for buying in India in early August.
Here’s a closer look at Realme’s one-of-their-kind Garlic and Onion Master Editions of the Realme X in pictures:
Photos by Saurabh Singh