We often forget that the OPPO spin-off Realme is barely a year old because it still poses a stiff challenge to the budget king Xiaomi in India. Even after being a newcomer, the company has shown successful figures with 2 million units sold of Realme 2 Pro in two months and half a million units sold of Realme 3 in 3 weeks. Now the company is disrupting Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro’s market with a perfect competitor- Realme 3 Pro.
Realme 3 Pro, that was launched yesterday in India, is priced at ₹13,999. With impressive cameras, smooth performance, and an appealing price, the new smartphone is designed to attract the youth. A blend of the gradient with contouring lines and curves gives it a charismatic design.
Realme 3 Pro: Specifications
The new Realme 3 Pro flaunts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a tiny waterdrop notch protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. Powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC, Realme 3 Pro takes an edge over Xiaomi Note 7 Pro’s Snapdragon 675. The new smartphone also has similar RAM and storage options as Note 7 Pro including 4GB RAM with 64GB internal and 6GB RAM with 128GB internal.
Both the devices support SD card slot that can handle up to 256GB more. The company previously was bragging about Realme 3 Pro’s ability to smoothly run Fortnite Mobile which turns out to be true. Moreover, the smartphone has high settings on PUBG Mobile by default which can surely appeal to young users.
Coming to the photography department, the new Realme 3 Pro comes with a dual camera setup of 16MP+5MP at the back. The primary sensor is Sony IMX519 (similar to OnePlus 6T) which is a great attraction for photo lovers. However, the big highlight came when the company revealed that Realme 3 Pro can capture 64MP images using software optimizations. The second lens is useful for introducing depth in the images. The front of the device holds a 25MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture. When asked how the lens can produce a 64MP “Ultra HD” images, the company gave an explanation that included 4 shots from 16MP snapper merged together for the best possible result. It also has the ability to record 4K videos with 960fps slo-mo support.
Another thing that can appeal to users is OPPO’s VOOC flash charging at 20W for Realme 3 Pro’s 4,045mAh battery. The charger is claimed to recharge the smartphone in slightly over an hour. Moreover, the Snapdragon 710 is a power-efficient chip designed to conserve as much battery as it can at standby mode.
With the announcement, Realme 3 Pro seems too good to be a smartphone for its price. But, real results will come with the usage. I think we might have to wait for few days to find out which one among Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 3 Pro is the actual “Pro” in the game.
Realme C2: Specifications
Besides the “flagship” release of Realme 3 pro, the company also released a cheap but handy smartphone in the entry-level smartphone market of India. Realme C2, which is priced at only ₹5,999 is going to become one of the most affordable smartphones with the dual camera setup. Featuring a 6.1-inch HD+ display, the Realme C2 has a waterdrop design. The catch is though the dual camera setup of 13MP+2MP on the back with a 5MP selfie snapper powered by AI abilities. There is also the diamond-cut design on the back which is reminiscent of the Realme 1 and trendy too. However, you will miss out on a fingerprint scanner on Realme C2.
The budget smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset along with two options including 2GB or 3GB RAM. Released as a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy M10 and the Redmi 6A, the device features a the 4,000mAh battery, ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie, and a dedicated microSD card slot.
Realme 3 Pro and Realme C2: Price and Availability
The bigger flagship-killer Realme 3 Pro is coming in two variants as discussed- 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB that will carry price tags of ₹13,999 and 16,999 respectively. You will have three color options on the device including Carbon Gray, Nitro Blue, and Lighting Purple. The device will be available on Flipkart starting April 29 noon. To avail an extra ₹1,000 straight-up discount, you can buy the device with an HDFC credit or debit card.
The cheaper one Realme C2 will be available starting May 15 in two variants including 2GB+16GB and 3GB+32GB which will be priced at ₹5,999 and ₹7,999, respectively.