Oppo's spin-off entity Realme launched a new smartphone in India on Monday—the Realme 3. Starting at ₹8,999, the smartphone boasts a glossy back with a glitter finish, MediaTek Helio P70 SoC paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
While the Realme 3's base 3GB/32GB variant is priced at ₹8,999, its top-of-the-line variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at ₹10,999.
The Realme 3 will be available on Flipkart starting 12 March at 12 noon. Launch offers include Jio benefits worth ₹5,300 and ₹500 instant discount on purchase with HDFC debit and credit cards.
Realme at the event also announced that the Realme 3 Pro would be launched in April.
Realme 3: Specifications
The Realme 3 is lit by a 6.2-inch display with a maximum brightness of 450 nits. The display has a dewdrop notch which hosts the 13MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The smartphone follows a "Gradient Unibody Design" which is basically Realme's rendition of a dual gradient back. It comes in two colours—Dynamic Black and Radiant Blue.
At the heart of the Realme 3 is a MediaTek Helio P70 processor with a maximum CPU frequency of 2.1GHz. It is paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. A 4,320mAh battery powers the Realme 3, which is about the same as its predecessor, the Realme 2.
In terms of software, the Realme 3 runs ColorOS 6 UI based on Android 9 Pie. Realme claims that the new UI offers a no-frills, stock Android experience. It finally gets an app drawer and comes with an unlocked bootloader.
The Realme 3 boasts dual rear AI cameras at the back comprising a 13MP+2MP configuration. The camera app now offers Nightscape and Chroma Boost functionalities which help in low light photography and enhanced colour reproduction respectively.
The front-facing camera has a 5P lens with f/2.0 aperture and 13MP sensor.
Other features of the Realme 3 include a triple slot SIM card tray which can hold two SIM cards and a MicroSD card, 4G LTE, GPS and Wi-Fi.