Chinese based smartphone manufacturer Realme launched the Realme X50 Pro 5G in India on Monday. This device was confirmed by company CEO Madhav Sheth to feature support for ISRO’s NavIC navigation system. This was made known in a tweet from the CEO in response to an observation from a fan.
Yes, our ultimate flagship, #realmeX50Pro features #NavIC & even our upcoming phone will feature it as well.
So World's first, World's second, coming in a row, all for India.
Plan to talk more on 5th March. See you there with 1500 #realme fans. https://t.co/SXwcu1vYyI
— Madhav 5G (@MadhavSheth1) February 27, 2020
NavIC is an acronym for India’s Regional Navigation Satellite system. The Realme X50 Pro will become the first smartphone to possess features that will support NavIC. The Realme X50 Pro 5G comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Soc, which is the company’s latest smartphone processor.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G
However, there seems to be a bit of uncertainty over the ability of the Snapdragon 865 SoC to support NavIC, as Qualcomm has only named the Snapdragon 662, Snapdragon 720G and the Snapdragon 460 as the chipsets to support NavIC technology. This could mean that the technology may be a software based addition to the Realme X50 Pro.
The Realme X50 Pro 5G is a high-end smartphone that comes with dual front cameras and is expected to operate the Android 10 with Realme UI. The Realme X50 Pro also boasts a 64MP rear shooter in a quad camera setup.
With a number of other smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Redmi also looking to let their devices support NavIC system, it will be interesting to see how Realme can handle this competition.