As promised, Realme today launched the affordable Realme 3 smartphone in India today. Along with the Realme 3, the brand also teased the upcoming Realme 3 Pro, which will succeed the current Realme 2 Pro.
Realme’s latest smartphone impresses with a unibody gradient design that not only makes it look premium but is also claimed to provide a comfortable grip. The Realme 3 comes with a 6.2-inch 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution Dewdrop display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a 19:9 aspect ratio. It runs on a 12nm MediaTek Helio P70 processor, a decent upgrade compared to the Snapdragon 450 chipset powering the Realme 2. The global variant of the smartphone, however, will feature a Helio P60 chipset instead.
Moving on to the memory department, the new Realme 3 comes in two variants: 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. Further expansion up to 256GB is made possible thanks to a microSD card slot. On the back of the phone is a dual-camera setup with a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP secondary depth-sensor. There is a 13MP snapper on the front with AI Face Unlock support. Realme 3 comes with Nightscape and Chroma Boost features as well.
Rounding off the spec sheet is a 4230mAh capacity battery with a 10W charger and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In terms of software, the new Realme smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0. The smartphone will go on sale in India for the first time on March 12 at noon in Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Standard Black colors. Realme has priced the 3GB + 32GB variant at INR 8,999 ($127) and the 4GB + 64GB variant at INR 10,999 ($155).
In addition to launching the Realme 3, the brand confirmed that it will be launching the Realme 3 Pro in India next month. The smartphone will take on Xiaomi’s latest Redmi Note 7 Pro budget Android smartphone. While no key features have been confirmed so far, we can expect the Realme 3 Pro to have a 48MP main sensor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or 675 processor under the hood.