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realme 10 with MediaTek G99 and 90Hz AMOLED display goes official in Kenya


realme has launched the realme 10 smartphone in Kenya. Launched on Monday, the phone is the company’s first in the realme 10 series featuring a MediaTek G99 and a 90Hz AMOLED display combo.

Being the first in this series, we probably expect realme to also launch the realme 10 Pro and Realme 10 Pro Plus in the coming months. 

Realme 10 runs on Android 12-based realme UI 3.0 and features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate we mentioned earlier and 90.8 per cent screen ratio.

Under the hood, realme has swapped Qualcomm for MediaTek, with the Snapdragon 680 for the Helio G99 paired with 8GB of RAM and ARM G57 MC2 GPU. In Kenya, the handset offers an option to add 8GB of virtual RAM to increase the system memory to 16GB and boost performance. We are also getting 256GB of onboard storage. 

For the cameras, realme has added a dual rear camera setup on the realme 10 4G headlined by a 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and 77-degree field of view. The camera setup also includes a 2-megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 lens and an 88-degree field of view. The primary rear sensor supports a variety of camera modes including ultra-steady video, ultra-steady max video, night mode, panoramic view, timelapse, portrait, and HDR among others. For selfies and video chats, there is a 16-megapixel selfie camera at the front with an f/2.45 lens and a 79.4-degree field of view.

realme says the camera also provides an enhanced Night Mode with ProLight technology, largely reducing the noise, and the shutter speed is improved by 121% as well, thanks to the processor performance. 

Aside from a high-resolution selfie cam and enhanced night shots, realme 10 also provides Street Photography Mode 2.0 – which features a 90s-styled pop filter and peak and zoom feature to have users manually control the zones of focus and zoom in and out freely.

The realme 10 will be available in Kenya for Ksh. 32,199 exclusive of VAT.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I track and report on tech and African startups. Founder and Editor of TechTrends Media. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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