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Realme 7, 7 Pro and 7 5G UK release date, price & specs

Only six months on from the launch of the Realme 6 Series, the company has released the Realme 7, Realme 7 Pro and just over a month later, the Realme 7 5G, with the 4G models available to buy right now and the 5G device available for pre-order ahead of its late-November release.

On the surface, these new handsets look like incremental upgrades overall, pulling more premium features from the company’s most capable devices and swapping out select pieces of hardware for higher quality alternatives. Are the improvements meaningful enough to warrant upgrading?

We’ve already reviewed both 4G phones, so read our Realme 7 review or 7 Pro review to find out what we think of the new phones, or read on for a summary of the specs, price, and more.

If you’re interested in a review of the Realme 7 5G – which it’s worth noting sport notably different hardware to the standard Realme 7 (from its processor to its cameras), we’ll have one read for you in the next week or so.

When and where is the Realme 7 Series available?

Realme launched the Realme 7 and 7 Pro on 3 September in India, with the UK and European launch following on 7 October. Both phones are now on sale.

The third member of the Realme 7 family – the Realme 7 5G – featured as part of Realme’s Real Deal 5G livestream event on 19 November and is available to pre-order now, with availability from 27 November.

How much do the Realme 7, Realme 7 Pro and Realme 7 5G cost?

In the UK, the Realme 7 starts from £179, while the 7 Pro is a little more at £279. Both phones are available in a choice of white or blue from Realme and Amazon. The Realme 7 5G lands the title of Europe’s most affordable 5G phone, coming in at £279, undercutting the company’s already-affordable Realme X50 5G (£299).

Here’s how the Realme 7 prices break down with specs:

  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – £179
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – £199
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – £239

Realme 7 Pro

While the Realme 7 Pro is simpler, with just one SKU available:

  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – £279

The Realme 7 5G also comes in a single SKU:

The Realme 6 and 6 Pro cost £219 and £299 when they hit the UK market, so it’s an encouraging sign that Realme has actually managed to reduce prices from those models.

All this said, in the short-term, Realme is offering a wealth of impressive Black Friday discounts which you can peruse on its Amazon store page.

Realme Black Friday 2020 deals

As for the 7 series specifically, the Realme 7 Pro will be available for £269 (rather than £279) from 24 November, while the latest Realme 7 5G will cost just £229 from 27 November, with all of the company’s Black Friday discounts ending on 30 November.

What are the Realme 7’s specs and features?

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 brings some promising affordable gaming performance to the table.

Realme 7 rear

  • 6.5in 20:9 90Hz Full HD+ (2400×1080) IPS LCD
  • MediaTek Helio G95 processor
  • 4/6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128GB 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 display
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 30W ‘Dart Charge’ fast charging
  • 162.3×75.4×9.4mm
  • 196.5 grams
  • Colours: Mirror White, Mirror 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 that mode is 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 an upgrade from LCD to OLED, a change apparently informed by user feedback. The Pro’s display is also fractionally smaller, while the battery is 500mAh smaller than the 7’s too – but elsewhere it’s a clear upgrade, with better cameras, faster charging, and a Qualcomm processor.

Realme 7 Pro camera

  • 6.4in 20:9 Full HD+ (2400×1080) Super AMOLED w/ always-on display
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
  • 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+ on display
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 65W ‘SuperDart Charge’ fast charging
  • 160.9×74.3×8.7mm
  • 182 grams
  • Water-repellent coating
  • Colours: Mist Silver, Mist 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 charges to full in just 34 minutes.

What are the Realme 7 5G’s specs and features?

Late to the party due to COVID-induced supply issues, the price/performance balance struck by the Realme 7 5G looks as though it was worth the wait. It’s important to reiterate that despite the name, the Realme 7 5G isn’t just a Realme 7 with a speedier modem, it sports some notably different hardware.

It’s the first phone to market (outside of China) showcasing MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U SoC, which promises solid performance and brings dual-SIM 5G support to mid-range space. Here’s the full rundown of Realme 7 5G specs.

  • 6.5in 20:9 120Hz Full HD+ (2400×1080) IPS LCD
  • MediaTek Helio Dimensity 800U processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 5G+5G DSDS (Dual SIM 5G)
  • Expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • Rear quad-camera:
    • 48Mp main
    • 8Mp 119˚ ultrawide
    • 2Mp macro
    • 2Mp b&w portrait
  • 16Mp front-facing hole-punch camera
  • Android 10 w/ Realme UI
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Dolby Atmos + Hi-Res certification
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor-cum-power key
  • Gorilla Glass 3 display
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 30W ‘Dart Charge’ fast charging
  • 162.2×75.1×9.1mm
  • 195 grams
  • Colours: Baltic Blue

Other notable differences to the standard 7 are the move to a 48Mp main camera and the marginally different dimensions.

We’ll have a full review of the Realme 7 5G for you very soon, so check back to see find out how it handles in real-world testing.

Check our guide to the best Realme phones out there right now to see the rest of the company’s current range.

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