Realme 3 powered by Mediatek Helio P70, 4230mAh battery launched
It’s been only 10 months since Realme first entered the smartphone market and the company has created quite a buzz in this industry. It has launched 5 different models in such a short period of time with Realme 1, Realme U1, Realme 2 , Realme C1(and 2019) and Realme 2 Pro.
Realme , the former Oppo subsidiary today launched a budget handset Realme 3 with premium specs and prices hard to believe.
The Realme 3 ships with a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC and a 4,230mAh battery. Realme 3 ships with colorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. It has a dual rear camera setup, along with a single selfie camera. The Realme 3 has a waterdrop-style notch on the display.
Its sports a unibody design made with plastic but the design look striking. The rear panel features a gradient colors design.
The Realme 3 ships with a 6.2-inch display with an HD+ resolution (1520×720 pixels). It has a 12-nm MediaTek Helio P70 SoC and is available in two variants — 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage; and 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage. Realme 3 supports expandable storage via a microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphone features colorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie, which is closer to stock Android than its predecessors. Realme 3 features a dual rear camera setup (13-megapixel + 2-megapixel) along with a 13-megapixel front camera.
Realme had previously announced that the company will launch the Realme 3 Pro to take on Redmi Note 7 Pro .The Realme 3, like the entire Realme portfolio, aims to offer modern features in an affordable package.
The display comes with a dewdrop notch on the front which makes up 88.3% scree-to-body ratio with a HD+ resolution of 1520X720 only. A 19:9 aspect ratio and a 450 nits of brightness is accompanied by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Two Variants – The Realme 3 comes in a set of 2 variants, 3GB+32 GB and 4GB+64GB memory and internal storage.
Only the Indian variant will come with Helio P70 while the global variant sports a lower Helio P60 Soc from Mediatek. It’s the same processor that’s on a Realme 1 , so the global variant which arrives in Nepali market at a later date will obviously be a low performance handset.
The camera setup also sees an upgrade and features a 13MP primary shooter with a bigger f/1.8 aperture and 2MP depth sensor for portrait photography. Realme is also including a dedicated night mode called Nightscape for better night photography and the Chroma Boost mode, which helps bringing out more details and dynamic range in tricky lighting conditions. The front camera has also been updated from an 8MP shooter to a 13MP f/2.0 sensor coupled with a larger 1.12-micron pixel size.
On the software front, the device comes running Android 9.0 Pie with Realme’s custom UI ColorOS 6.0 running on top. Other specifications of the Realme 3 include a 4,230 mAh battery, a micro USB port, a 3.5mm jack, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.2 and 2+1 SIM tray.
|Realme 3 Specification|
|Display||6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720)
19:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|SoC||MediaTek Helio P70 up to 2.1Ghz
4 x Cortex-A53 + 4 x Cortex-A73
12nm FinFET manufacturing process
|Storage||32GB/64GB; expandable up to 256GB with microSD card|
|Cameras||13MP front camera
1.12μm pixel size
f/2.0 aperture13MP + 2MP rear dual camera
1.12μm pixel size
720p/1080p video recording at 30fps
|Battery||4230mAh , microusb charging port|
|Sensors||E-Compass, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor|
|Software||ColorOS 6.0, based on Android 9.0 Pie|
|Dimensions and weight||75.6mm x 156.1mm x 8.3mm
|Colors||Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, Black|
The Realme 3 will be available in India exclusively on Flipkart in three color variants – Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Black. The 3GB+32GB variant is priced at INR 8,999 ($127) while the 4GB+64GB variant will be priced at INR 10,999 ($156). The price is limited to the first 1 million units though.
The company has also launched ‘Iconic Case’ for the Realme 3, priced at INR 599 (NRs.960) .
The first sale for the smartphone begins at 12 noon on March 12.
Realme 3 Price in Nepal
Realme 3 is awaiting its launch in Nepali market. The device could be launched in the coming month or by the end of March. The pricing pattern could be similar to the recently launched Realme 2 Pro .
Realme 3 price in india is set at INR.8,999(NRs. 14,400) for the 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage variant while the 4GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage variant is priced at INR. 10,999 (NRs.17,600) .
It would be interesting to see which variant Realme Nepal launches in the Nepali market. If it launches the Indian variant of Helio P70 with the prices mentioned above it would stack up against the recently launched Samsung’s M20 and the upcoming M30. Please stay tuned to find out official launch dates and pricing of the Realme 3 in Nepal.