Realme Narzo 50A and 50i Launched for $156 and Below

Realme has launched some of its cheapest smartphones of the year dubbed the Narzo 50A and 50i. The two phones have the same screen but come with different chipsets, batteries, and main cameras. There will likely be a global launch soon.

Design and Display

Realme Narzo 50A and 50i sport a 6.5-inch LCD with HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. The design at the back, however, is different for both phones. The Narzo 50A has a much larger main camera cutout that also includes a fingerprint sensor, while the 50i has a smaller rectangular island.

Both phones have a dual-tone design on top of a textured rear panel.

Internals and Storage

The Narzo 50A features the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options that can be expanded with microSD cards. The Narzo 50i is limited to the Unisoc SC9863A chipset with 2/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage.

The Narzo 50A boots standard Android 11 while the 50i gets the Android 11 Go Edition with Realme UI.

Cameras

The Narzo 50A comes with Samsung’s JN1 50MP main camera alongside a 2MP portrait lens and a 2MP macro sensor. The selfie camera is an 8MP shooter.

The 50i only has a single 8MP camera at the back and a 5MP selfie camera.

Battery and Pricing

The Narzo 50A also gets a bigger 6,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging while the 5oi is limited to a 5,000 mAh cell without any fast charging. The former comes with a USB C port and the latter has a microUSB port instead.

The Realme Narzo 50A has a starting price of $156 and will be available in Oxygen Green and Oxygen Blue colors. The Narzo 50i costs only $101 with Mint Green and Carbon Black color options.

Specifications

Realme Narzo 50A Realme Narzo 50i
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) Unisoc SC9863A
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core 1.6 GHz
GPU Mali-G52 MC2 IMG8322
OS Android 11, Realme UI 2.0 Android 11 Go Edition, Realme UI 2.0
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Display 6.5″ IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 270 PPI 6.5″ IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels, 270 PPI
RAM 4GB 2GB, 4GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB
Card Slot yes yes
Main Camera 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
8MP
Front Camera 8MP 5MP
Fingerprint Sensor Rear-mounted None
Colors Oxygen Blue, Oxygen Green Carbon Black, Mint Green
Battery
6000 mAh, 18W fast charging 5000 mAh
Price
$156 $101
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Aasil Ahmed