You’ve got to hand it to Apple for turning the lifeless notch into a clever way to show quick information
Apple’s Dynamic Island feature has been a popular way to display important information on the iPhone 14 Pro. It shows media playback, timer, low battery warnings, AirDrop transfers, and notifications. Now, Realme has introduced the first Android handset with a similar feature called “Mini Capsule”.
Realme introduces its latest budget phone with a new feature called “Mini Capsule”
The Realme C55 is the company’s latest answer to affordable Android phones. Its Mini Capsule feature hides the 8MP punch-hole camera and displays important information like data usage, step count, and charge status. The phone is available in Indonesia for 2,499,000 – 2,999,000 Rupiah or around $160 – $195, depending on the memory configuration. The device has a base 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
Realme is the latest Android phone maker to emulate Apple’s Dynamic Island feature
Realme’s Vice President Madhav Sheth teased the Mini Capsule feature on Twitter before its official launch. Since September 2021, the company has been soliciting ideas from Realme fans on how to clone Apple’s Dynamic Island. The Realme C55 has typical budget phone specs, including the old MediaTek Helio G88 processor and a 6.72-inch FullHD+ display capable of up to 90Hz. It has a 5,000mAh battery that supports up to 33W charging speeds using the SuperVOOC standard, a 64MP primary camera, depth sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, and NFC support.
Expect to see more Dynamic Island clones in Android phones
The Realme C55’s Mini Capsule is expected to usher in a wave of clones among Android phones. While this may be a shameless act, it will undoubtedly add to Android’s ever-expanding arsenal of features.