realme launched realme X7 Max 5G last month in India. This time, the brand decided to with a Mediatek chipset instead of a Qualcomm chipset. The chipset in question being the MediaTek dimensity 1200 chipset. That being said, the MediaTek dimensity 1200 is nothing short of a beast when compared to its Qualcomm counterparts. realme X7 Max 5G runs on realme UI 2.0, based Android 11 out of the box. While, we all were expecting the realme X7 Max to get at least two major Android updates, that is Android 12, and 13 in future, a new development suggests that the handset will get only one Android update.
Only one Major Android Update for a flagship level offering!
Prasham Parikh, from Android Police, reached out to realme, and asked how many updates will the realme X7 Max get. In response realme said that Android 12 will be the last update for the handset which is quite surprising considering realme India CMO, Francis Wang, in past said that realme X and Pro series devices will get two Android updates.
While the specifications are impressive for the price, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. the smartphone retails for a starting price of INR 26,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant and yet will receive only one major Android update. This means that realme X7 Max will get updated only for Android 12 which is just a few months away. This is surprising especially coming from realme because even the 2-year-old realme X is receiving its 2nd major Android update.
realme X7 Max: Specifications
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Resolution: FHD+ (2400× 1800)
Notch: Punch hole (top left corner)
Screen-to-body ratio: 91.7%
|SoC||MediaTek Dimensity 1200|
Core Configuration: Octa-core (1 x 3.0GHz Cortex-A78 core + 3 x 2.6GHz Cortex-A78 cores + 1 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 cores)
GPU: ARM G77
|Rear Camera||64MP primary 6P lens with f/1.8 aperture|
8MP wide angle Lens with f/2.3 aperture
2MP macro Lens with f/2.4 Aperture
Super Nightscape, Panoramic View, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait Mode, HDR, Ultra Macro, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, Filters
4k videos at 30fps, 4k videos at 60fps, 1080p videos at 60fps, 1080p videos at 30fps, 720p videos at 60fps, 720p videos at 30fps, 1080p slow motion videos at 480fps, 720p slow motion videos at 960fps
Super Night Mode, Ultra Steady Video, Portrait Mode, EIS, UIS, UIS Max
|Front Camera||16MP lens with f/2.5 aperture|
Portrait Mode, Timelapse, Panoramic view, Beauty Mode, HDR, Face-Recognition, Filter, Night Mode, Bokeh Effect Control, Face Distortion Correction
1080p videos at 30fps, 720p videos at 30fps
|Connectivity||Dual-sim, 5G, 4G|
5G NR: N1, N28A, N40, N41, N77, N78, N79
4G LTE FDD: Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28A
TD-LTE: Band 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 (2515-2675MHz)
Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11ax)
SBC, AAC, APTX, APTX HD, LDAC Bluetooth Audio Codec
|Navigation||GPS, GLONSS, BEIDOU, GALILEO, QZSS|
|Battery and Charging||Battery capacity: 4500 mAh|
Charging port: Type-C
50W Charging (65W charger in box)
|OS||realme UI 2.0, based on Android 11|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, Magnetic induction sensor, Acceleration sensor|
|Dimensions||158.5 × 73.3 × 8.4mm|
|Screen protector||Yes, pre-applied|
|Protective Case||Yes, included in box|
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