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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.

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