Realme recently introduced a couple of smartphones and TWS earphones in India, and it’s already preparing to launch a new smartphone in its biggest market. The brand teased the launch of a new C-series smartphone in India, with its post on X captioned, “Buckle up as the newest champion is coming soon in town!”
The post also includes an image showing the smartphone with a Dynamic Island-like feature called Mini Capsule. But this won’t be the first Realme smartphone to have a feature like that since the C55 launched in March came with Mini Capsule. However, that one had a punch-hole display, while the upcoming phone has a notched display.
— realme (@realmeIndia) August 25, 2023
Realme hasn’t explicitly mentioned the smartphone’s name, but clicking on the shortened URL shared by the company in its X post takes us to the promo page of the smartphone on Realme’s official Indian website, with its URL mentioning C51, which confirms it’s the C51 that will debut soon in India.
The Realme C51 isn’t a new smartphone, so we know what it offers. For starters, it’s powered by a 12nm octa-core processor with a maximum clock speed of 1.82GHz. It has a Mali-G57 GPU to handle graphically intensive tasks, and there’s 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage onboard. The smartphone also has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion by up to 2TB, and it runs Android 13-based Realme UI T Edition out of the box.
The Realme C51 is built around a 6.74″ 90Hz screen (likely LCD) with 560 nits peak brightness, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and a notch for the 5MP selfie shooter. Turn the phone around, and you have a back panel with dual-finish. It sports three circles – one for the flash and two for the cameras (50MP primary and what could be a depth sensor).
Fueling the Realme C51 is a 5,000 mAh battery, advertised to go from flat to 50% in 28 minutes. The smartphone also comes with an NFC chip, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It has Mint Green and Carbon Black color options, and both will come to India. But whether or not they will have the same marketing names in the second-largest smartphone market remains to be seen.