Realme unveiled the X7 Pro last September, and today it quietly released its Ultra variant, or Extreme Edition depending on which version of the machine translation from Chinese we go with.
One might expect it to come with improvements over the X7 Pro, and it does, but we are also looking at some downgrades here. For starters, the X7 Pro features a 120Hz FullHD+ flat AMOLED screen, but the Ultra packs a 90Hz display, albeit with curved edges.
The number of rear cameras has also reduced from four on the X7 Pro to three on the Ultra, but in practical terms nothing changed as Realme only ditched the 2MP depth sensor while retaining the 64MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro units.
On the upside, the Realme X7 Pro Ultra runs Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 out of the box, while the global X7 Pro is still stuck with Realme UI 1.0 based on Android 10. The top-end model also comes with 12GB RAM now with 256GB storage. And if you don’t need as much and prefer to save a few bucks, there’s another variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage onboard. There are no 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB memory options like the X7 Pro.
Despite packing a 4,500 mAh battery – charging at up to 65W – like the X7 Pro, the Extreme Edition is slimmer (7.8mm) and lighter (170 grams) than the X7 Pro. Besides, the “Dare To Leap” text on the rear panel is now smaller and placed below the camera island, with the Realme logo on the opposite side.
What remains the same on Realme X7 Pro Ultra is the Dimensity 1000+ SoC, 32MP selfie camera, in-display fingerprint reader, USB-C port, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, VC liquid cooling, NFC, and 5G support.
The Realme X7 Pro Ultra is offered in two colors and is already available for purchase in China through the company’s official site. The 8GB/128GB model is priced at CNY2,399 ($365/€310), while the 12GB/256GB variant costs CNY2,699 ($410/€350). Although early birds can get one for CNY100 ($15/€13) less.
Realme X7 Pro Extreme Edition has two color options
There’s no word on X7 Pro Ultra’s availability outside China, but with the X9 Pro just around the corner chances look slim. You can read our Realme X7 Pro hands-on review to learn more about it.