Oppo sub-brand Realme has just announced the Realme 3- an entry-level smartphone specifically tailored for the wallet-conscious consumers with performance high on their wishlist. It is the second most affordable smartphone from the Realme brand recently. Compare to the Realme 2 with the Helio P22, the Realme 3 gets a MediaTek Helio G70 processor, while also dropping Android Oreo for the latest Realme UI atop Android 10.
Aside from the change in internals, the Realme 3 also gets a basic design with a polycarbonate unibody and a new Sunrise design on the back. The Polycarbonate body gets a new anti-fingerprint finish, so there should be no finger smudges and the phone is splash resistant even though there’s no official ingress protection rating.
At the rear, the Realme 3 comes fitted with a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, Nightscape, and Chroma Boost features, and a secondary 2MP lens with f/2.4 aperture. And on the display front, the device features a single 5MP selfie snapper with AI Beautification, Panoramic View, and Timelapse.
It gets a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen with a water-drop notch, while it comes in 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage options. There is a powerful 5,000mAh battery embedded inside of the device. It gets the reverse charging feature, but sadly features the dated micro USB port and a mere 10w charging.
Realme C3 specifications
- 6.52-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ 20:9 mini-drop display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection
- Octa Core MediaTek Helio G70 12nm processor (Dual 2GHz Cortex-A75 + Hexa 1.7GHz 6x Cortex-A55 CPUs) with ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU
- 3GB LPDDR4x RAM with 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage / 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- realme UI based on Android 10
- 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, PDAF, 1080p 30fps video recording, 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 164.4x75x8.95mm; Weight: 195g
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Splash Resistant
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, micro USB
- 5000mAh battery with 10W charging
Realme C3 Pricing and availability
The Realme C3 3/32 GB version is priced at INR6,999 ($100/€90), while the 4/64 GB version goes for as much as INR7,999 ($110/€100). Official sales begin in India via Flipkart and realme.com starting from February 14th and will be available from offline stores from February 20th.
- Jio Offer benefits worth INR 7550 on Flipkart and realme.com
- Minimum Rs. 1000 off on exchange of any smartphone on Flipkart during first sale