Oppo's sibling company Realme is coming to Australia with some new cheap to mid-range devices, and we have a demand.
You heard us.
Yes, really. This week a new mid-range phone was introduced to the world, the Realme X. If you haven't heard of the brand, it's sort of a sibling of OPPO in that both companies come under DDK in China. But what really interested us about this new range is that it has a couple of special editions... and they were inspired by onions and garlic. Okay.
The reason that we're putting forth such a bold request is because Realme has't announced which phones it will be bringing to our fair shores. All we know is that there will be four models, all ranging from $200 to $500.
The buying page of Realme's global site reveals that it has quite a few models. But if we were to hazard a guess, we expect to see the Realme X, Realme C2 and Realme 3 Pro in Australia. This is mostly because these three, as well as the Onion version of the Realme X Master Edition, are showcased on 'phone' drop down menu of the website's homepage. We could be wrong, but we won't know until the range launches on October 17.
In the meantime, we'll keep hoping and yelling for the beautiful garlic and onion lads to come to Australia.
Despite the odd names, these devices manage to make vegetable related device inspiration chic as hell.
They were designed by Naoto Fukasawa, who created that sick infobar phone back in 2015. They were also born from over 300 prototypes and 72 gradient tests.
When it comes to the specs they have a 6.53-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 710 processor, 4GB and 6GB RAM options with 64GB storage or 8GB RAM with 128GB storage.
At the rear of devices you'll find a dual 48MP and 5MP camera setup. At the front there's a pop-up 16MP selfie cam, because the Oppo family loves a weird camera flex.
We want them here real bad, and the price points certainly fit into the range that Realme has cited for the Aussie devices.
When the Realme X Master Editions launched in China they had an RRP of 1,899 yuan, which is about $399.
We're just asking you to think about it, Realme. Deliver upon on these gorgeous, weird phones.