Realme 10 Pro is released as a new Android 13 smartphone with ultra-thin bezels, a 108 MP main camera and a 5000 mAh battery

Realme launched a 10 Pro in a possibly unsuspecting Chinese market during the OEM’s latest launch event. The unexpected new mid-range Android device has been unveiled with a 6.72-inch FHD+ LCD display like many others in its market segment.

However, according to Realme, it is of a significantly updated type that incorporates the advanced manufacturing processes required to make the bezel no more than 1 millimeter (mm) thick along the sides. So Realme brags (fairly enough) that this generally improves the user experience through a larger screen-to-body ratio and a “wider field of view– the device still has an arguably striking chin, though.

The 10 Pro’s screen also has a variable refresh rate of 30-120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz. It is also the only smartphone in its line with a Qualcomm processor: the Snapdragon 695 is also tasked with being one of the first SoCs to run Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13 for the first time.

The Pro has dual rear cameras, 1 of which is the ISOCELL HM6, rated for advanced low-light performance and up-to-date options like tilt shift, a portrait mode and AI-enhanced selfies (but again, Realme has its video output with 1080p/30fps). Its presence may be welcomed by potential buyers, as the second lens only includes a 2MP shooter.

Both lenses come in their own enlarged camera rings to match the 10 and 10 5G from the back. Their Pro counterpart’s body houses the almost unavoidable 5000mAh battery, which charges at 33W with the power brick still in the box.

Externally, the 10 Pro has the same “Hyperspaceend up (in the form of “Starlight” SKUs) as the 10 Pro Plus, along with Ocean (an icy gradient with a different, wavy light-bending effect) and Night (wavy black). It bypasses the typical 128GB minimum spec to go straight to 256 GB of internal storage, available with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM.

These refined options are available for pre-order right now on Realme’s Chinese web store for 1,599 to 1,899 Yuan (~$223-265). Hopefully, this level of affordability translates into the almost certain imminent global release of the 10 Pro.

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