Realme has launched a new budget smartphone Realme Narzo 50i Prime in India. It launched globally in June, and now the phone is available in India starting at Rs. 7,999.
It sits above the Realme Narzo 50i as its Prime variant. But it brings a lot of improvements and is closer to the Realme Narzo 50A and could even be considered a better value phone than that phone. Especially since the phone is equipped with the same Unisoc T612 SoC that is found in the Realme Narzo 50A Prime.
Realme Narzo 50i Prime: Pricing and availability
The Realme Narzo 50i Prime comes in two RAM and storage variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Here’s full pricing for both variants:
Realme Narzo 50i Prime is available for purchase on Realme.com (opens in new tab)Amazon (opens in new tab) And all other retail stores that offer Realme phones. The sale kicks off at Amazon on September 23rd, and Prime members can get early access to the sale on September 22nd.
The phone is available in two colors: dark blue and mint green.
Realme Narzo 50i Prime: Key features and specifications
The Realme Narzo 50i Prime features a new stage light design on the back, a welcome addition that shows that Realme has now started using the unique design again on the phone. The single-camera array looks good, and the design reminds us of Poco phones.
Like most other budget Realme phones, this one has the same 6.5-inch HD+ LCD. It comes with a waterdrop notch and has a brightness of 400 nits.
It’s powered by the Unisoc T612 SoC, the chipset we’ve seen in the Realme C30 (opens in new tab). This phone is a rebrand of that phone. The chipset is comparable to MediaTek chipsets in this segment, such as the Helio G70 and Helio G80.
On the back is a single camera, an 8MP camera. There’s also a 5MP selfie camera.
A 5,000mAh battery powers the phone and is powered by a 10W charger. There is no fingerprint scanner on the phone. However, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and MicroSD card slot.
Good option on a budget
All budget Realme phones share many parts and features, and this phone doesn’t have any standout features compared to other phones in Realme’s portfolio and other smartphones in this segment. The new stage light design is the distinguishing feature and it is very unique compared to other products.
But beyond that, the phone offers one of the best specs for the price. It’s as powerful as you can get from a phone in this segment. As we mentioned earlier, the Unisoc T612 SoC is comparable to the MediaTek Helio G70 and MediaTek Helio G35 SoCs in terms of performance. We’re glad Realme used this chipset instead of the lower-end Mediatek Helio G35 or even the Mediatek Helio A25 SoC.