When and where is the Realme 7 Series available?

Realme launched the Realme 7 and 7 Pro on 3 September, with both phones set to go on sale on 10 September and 14 September - both at 12pm IST (7:30am BST) on their respective release days.

For the time being, the phones' release is exclusive to India - Realme's biggest market - but considering their predecessors made it to Europe, there's a strong chance the 7 and 7 Pro will at some point as well.

Realme is scheduled to make an appearance at the IFA trade show, currently taking place in Berlin, on 4 September, which could serve as a launch platform for both handsets into select European markets.

How much are the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro?

The Realme 7 starts at ₹14,999, while the Realme 7 Pro starts at ₹19,999. Those prices relate to the 6GB RAM/64GB storage model, in the case of the Realme 7, and the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model of 7 Pro.

Both phones can also be had in an 8GB RAM/128GB storage configuration for ₹16,999 and ₹21,999, respectively.

Direct conversion places the base Realme 7 at approximately £155/€175, with the Realme 7 Pro coming in at £205/€230. The Realme 6 and 6 Pro cost £219 and £299 when they hit the UK market, and it's fair to assume that should the phones launch in Europe they will come in at a higher value than the direct conversion from their Indian pricing.

What are the Realme 7's specs and features?

Realme 7 Mist White

Aside from a bigger battery and near-enough the same camera as the 7 Pro the main talking point has to be MediaTek's Helio G95 chipset. The Realme 7 is the first phone to debut this silicon and should bring some promising affordable gaming performance to the table.

  • 6.5in 20:9 90Hz Full HD+ (2400×1080) IPS LCD
  • MediaTek Helio G95 processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • Dual SIM
  • Expandable via microSD
  • Rear quad-camera:
    • 64Mp main
    • 8Mp 119˚ ultrawide
    • 2Mp macro
    • 2Mp depth
  • 16Mp front-facing hole-punch camera
  • Android 10 w/ Realme UI
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor-cum-power key
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 30W 'Dart Charge' fast charging
  • 162.3×75.4×9.4mm
  • 196.5 grams
  • Colours: Mist White, Mist Blue

Features like Starry Mode, which both phones benefit from, won't arrive on the 7 until after launch by way of a software update. But if you want to see what it's capable of, check out our Realme X3 SuperZoom review in the meantime.

What are the Realme 7 Pro's specs and features?

Oddly, Realme chose to drop the high refresh-rate display when moving from the 6 Pro to the 7 Pro, in exchange for OLED in place of LCD display tech; a change apparently informed by user feedback.

  • 6.4in 20:9 Full HD+ (2400×1080) Super AMOLED w/ always-on display
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Dual SIM
  • Expandable via microSD
  • Rear quad-camera:
    • 64Mp main
    • 8Mp 119˚ ultrawide
    • 2Mp macro
    • 2Mp monochrome depth
  • 32Mp front-facing hole-punch camera
  • Android 10 w/ Realme UI
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • Gorilla Glass 3+
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 65W 'SuperDart Charge' fast charging
  • 160.9×74.3×8.7mm
  • 182 grams
  • Water-repellant coating
  • Colours: Mirror Silver, Mirror Blue

You also get a superior front-facing camera compared to the Realme 7 and perhaps most impressively of all, the 65W SuperDart fast charging that debuted on the Realme X50 Pro 5G. Realme claims the 7 Pro charge full in just 34 minutes.

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