Realme created a new Weibo account to tease its upcoming Snapdragon 888-powered phone, code-named “Koi”.
That hasn’t stopped other Weibo users from posting additional info about the phone, like one @Geek_Cao who posted a pair of photos of the device plus some details.
The back of phone shows the “Dare to leap” slogan in big, bold letters. You can also see the slogan in the official koi-themed teaser posted by the company, which confirms that the phone will indeed use the new Snapdragon chipset.
Note the triple camera setup with the 64MP main sensor. All these specs line up with the Realme Race, which will be the start of a new series and will use the 888 chip, according to a Realme VP. The Race is also rumored to have a 64MP camera.
However, a render suggested that the Race will have a vegan leather back with a sporty paint job. The Koi photos show a glass back with a two-color gradient instead. So far the consensus seems to be that “Race” is the code name and “Koi” is the retail name of the phone (the leather back may be an option or a special edition).
The Koi is said to support Realme’s new 125W UltraDART fast charging, which will fill its 4,000 mAh battery in to 41% in 5 minutes and to the full 100% in 20 minutes.
Official Koi teaser • Official Race teaser • Unofficial Race render (with faux-leather back) • Another Realme phone
The company has several irons in the fire – @Geek_Cao also mentions a Realme V15 model, which will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G chipset. The V15 will reportedly support 50W fast wired charging and will weigh in at about 176g. This could be the second phone that surfaced around the same time as the Race, this one showing a round camera island.
Unfortunately, Cao deleted the post, so more info may not be forthcoming soon. However, rumors claim that the Koi will go official in January with a price of no more than CNY 5,000 (that’s $765/€625).