As expected, Realme has finally announced their latest budget smartphone for 2020 — the Realme C3.
In front, there’s not much difference when compared to its predecessor except their screen size. On the other hand, the design on the back of the Realme C3 is much simpler than the diamond-cut pattern.
The Realme C3 features a huge 6.5-inch HD+ screen with a waterdrop notch that hosts the 5-megapixel selfie camera. It still has a dual-camera implementation which consists of a 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel lenses. Although instead of being in a horizontal position, they are now in a vertical orientation similar to the Realme XT.
On the inside, the Realme C3 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G70 chipset — a giant step forward compared to the Realme C2‘s Helio P22. It’s configuration can be either 3GB or 4GB LPDDR4X RAM plus 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. The microSD card slot is still here and it can handle up to 256GB.
Realme C3 is also the first smartphone to ship with the new ColorOS 7 and Android 10-based Realme UI. One of its features is the personal information protection system, which enables third-party apps to function even without access to the user’s data. Another interesting addition is Dual mode music share, a feature which lets the phone stream audio to two different devices simultaneously. The company claims that the app-launch time has improved by 14% and battery efficiency by up to 40%.
Realme C3 Specs
- Android 10, Realme UI
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (nano)
- 6.52-inch HD+ IPS Display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass, 20:9 aspect ratio, ~270ppi
- 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 processor
- Mali G52 GPU
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB storage, expandable via microSD
- 12-megapixel PDAF f/1.8 primary camera + 2-megapixel f/2.4 camera
- 5-megapixel f/2.4 front-facing camera, AI Beauty and AI HDR
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- HSPA+, 4G VoLTE
- Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio
- Face unlock
- Colors: Frozen Blue, Blazing Red
- Dimensions: 164.4 x 8.95 x 75mm
- Weight: 195g
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W charging
Since it has a massive 5,000mAh, it’s no surprise that its way taller, thicker, and heavier than the C2. The phone can also act as a power bank to charge other devices. Unfortunately, it still has the ancient microUSB connector.
Without a doubt, Realme C3 can definitely entice its young audience with the new Realme C3. It will go on sale in India starting 12PM of February 14, 2020. Price starts at INR6,999 (~Php5,000) for the 3GB + 32GB version. The 4GB + 64GB variant costs INR7,999 or around Php5,700. There’s still no information regarding the Realme C3’s pricing and availability in the Philippines.