In the world of smartphones, design and innovation play a crucial role in capturing the attention of consumers. Recently, Realme, a popular Android smartphone manufacturer, launched the C55 with a mini-capsule feature that is reminiscent of Apple’s Dynamic Island feature. While it’s true that Apple has been known to introduce design trends that other companies follow, it’s important to acknowledge that both Apple and Android device manufacturers take inspiration from each other and other sources when designing their products.
The Realme C55’s mini-capsule feature is limited in functionalities and only displays basic information such as step counts, low battery alerts, data usage, and the phone’s charging status. In contrast, Apple’s Dynamic Island feature allows for live activity widgets, alerts, and notifications to be displayed on the screen. However, the Realme C55 offers its own unique features, such as virtual RAM expansion and a 90Hz refresh rate display.
The Realme C55 is powered by MediaTek Helio G88 and comes with either 6 or 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of onboard storage. It also has an 8MP selfie camera in the cutout that interrupts the 1080p 6.72″ screen. The display boasts a brightness of up to 680 nits, making it easy to view even in bright daylight.
One of the standout features of the Realme C55 is its dual-camera setup, which includes a 64MP main lens. This allows users to capture high-quality photos and videos with ease. The smartphone also has a 5000mAh battery, which supports 33W fast Type-C charging. Realme has recently changed its policy, so all new phones will have 33W or more fast charging, which is a welcome addition for those who are always on the go.
Pricing for the Realme C55 starts at Ksh 24,899 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version. Compared to other smartphones with similar specs, this price point is relatively affordable, making it an attractive option for those who want a high-quality device without breaking the bank.
It’s worth noting that companies like BBK, which owns Realme, OPPO, and Vivo, often share design elements and features between their brands. This means that we may see the mini-capsule feature on other Android smartphones from these brands in the future.