Realme has been teasing us with a new smartphone for the past few weeks, and the company has finally unveiled its first device for 2019: the Realme 3. The newest mid-range smartphone comes with a refreshed design and significant hardware upgrades over its predecessor, the Realme 2, while still retaining the latter’s attractive price tag.
The Realme 3 is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor, which is an upgrade over the Realme 1 and Realme 2, which sport the Helio P20 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, respectively. It has two versions as far as memory is concerned: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Both variants’ internal storage are expendable up to 256GB.
At the front, the Realme 3 has a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a small dewdrop notch, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The 13MP front camera features AI beautification and face unlock technology.
At the back, the Realme 3 boasts a 13MP primary camera with wide f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. It comes with cool photography features such as Nightscape mode which allows users to take low-light photos with exceptional clarity, and Chroma Boost for enhanced dynamic range and balanced exposure.
This affordable mid-range smartphone comes with a generous 4,230mAh battery, which is also the same as the budget Realme C1. The handset runs on ColorOS 6 on top of Android 9.0 Pie.
The Realme 3 is available in three color variants: Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Standard Black. It will be available in India on March 12, and in the Philippines on March 19. The global version will have the Helios P60 instead of the P70, but the other features and specs will remain the same.
There’s no word yet as to the pricing of the Realme 3 here in the Philippines, but in India it will be sold for INR 8,999 (P6,600) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage version and INR 10,999 (P8,100) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version.
Realme 3 Specifications
- 6.22-inch HD+ IPS display, 1520×720 pixels resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio
- MediaTek Helio P70 2.1GHz octa-core processor
- Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD)
- 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear camera
- 13MP f/2.0 front camera
- 4,230mAh non-removable battery
- Dual SIM (Nano)
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Micro-USB port
- 3.55mm audio jack
- Fingerprint scanner
- AI face unlock
- FM radio
- ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)
- Dimensions: 156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 175g