11 May 2020

Realme introduces youth-centric Narzo series with Narzo 10 and 10A

Realme recently completed two years as an independent and successful brand. Since it’s separated from OPPO, the company has aggressively launched new devices every month and this has allowed it to break its way into the top five smartphone brands in India. The company’s objective, however, is to be a tech lifestyle brand and this is why it is launching a new smartphone series for Gen-Z in India. All New Narzo series includes two new phones – Realme Narzo 10 and 10A – powered by MediaTek G series chipsets and focus on photography.

While Realme was supposed to launch these devices in March, the launch was delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in India. Both of these devices are rebranded versions of previously launched Realme devices with certain aesthetic changes.

Realme Narzo 10

The Realme Narzo 10 is the superior of the two models launching today. It is, in fact, a rebranded Realme 6i, which has already been launched in Europe. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset with a 4GB LPDDR4X RAM. It comes with a 128GB eMMC storage which can be further expanded with a microSD card for which the Realme Narzo 10 has a dedicated slot.

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The Narzo 10 features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with The Strongest Gorilla Glass. Realme did not specify the version of the Gorilla Glass protection. The backside of the Realme Narzo 10 is made of polycarbonate with a satiny finish similar to the Realme X Master Edition. The phone comes in two colors called, That White and That Green.

When it comes to the cameras, the Realme Narzo 10 features a quad camera setup on the back comprising a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro camera. On the front, there’s a 16MP selfie camera.

In terms of the battery capacity, the Narzo 10 comes with a 5,000mAh battery along with support for 18W fast charging via the USB-C port.

In terms of software, the phone is running the company’s custom skin Realme UI which is based on Android 10.

Realme Narzo 10A

The younger, Narzo 10A, also comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ display with Gorilla Glass 3. This one is the rebranded version of the global variant of the Realme C3, which differs from the Indian Realme C3 (gaming review) and was launched in Thailand back in February and then globally in March. Realme has made changes to the back design of the SKU and the Realme Narzo 10A comes with a scratch-resistant polycarbonate body with a large Realme logo. The Narzo 10A comes in two color variants – White and Blue.

The Narzo 10A features triple cameras including a 12MP primary camera, 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there’s a 5MP selfie camera.

The phone comes with MediaTek Helio G70 chipset with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It features a 5,000mAh battery but you may be limited to 10W charging via the microUSB port.

As far as software is concerned, the Realme Narzo 10A will also be running on Realme UI based on Android 10.

Realme Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A Specifications

SpecificationNarzo 10Narzo 10A
Dimension & Weight164.4 x 75.4 x 9 mm199g164.4 x 75.0 x 8.95 mm195g
Display6.5″ IPS LCD1600 x 720Gorilla Glass6.5″ IPS LCD1600 x 720Gorilla Glass 3
SecurityRear fingerprint sensorSoftware-based face recognitionRear fingerprint sensorSoftware-based face recognition
System-on-ChipMediaTek Helio G80Mali-G52 GPUMediaTek Helio G70Mali-G52 GPU
Storage128GB eMMC32GB eMMC
Battery & Charging5,000 mAh18W Fast Wired Charging5,000 mAh10W charging
Rear Camera48MP Wide, f/1.8, 6P lens8MP Ultra-Wide, 119°,  f/2.252MP f/2.4 Macro Camera2MP f/2.4 Depth Sensor12MP Wide, f/1.82MP f/2.4 Macro Camera2MP f/2.4 Depth Sensor
Front Camera16MP5MP
Software VersionRealme UI based on Android 10Realme UI based on Android 10
Connectivity4G LTE2.4GHz Wi-FiUSB Type-CBluetooth v5.04G LTE2.4GHz Wi-FimicroUSBBluetooth v5.0
ColorsThat White, That GreenSo White, So Blue

Pricing & Availability

The Realme Narzo 10 is priced at ₹11,999 in India while the Narzo 10A will be sold for ₹8,499 which is an affordable price for this full-packed device. The former goes on the first sale on May 18th while the 10A will be available for the first sale on May 22nd. Both of these devices will be available via Flipkart and Realme’s own online store.

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