Realme launched the budget Realme 3 phone in India in March in 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB configurations. A new variant with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage is set to join them on May 2. Realme has started teasing the Realme 3 3GB RAM, 64GB variant on its official online store, although its pricing remains a mystery.
For some perspective, the Realme 3 starts at Rs 8,999 for the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, while the top-end variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage costs Rs 10,999. The Realme 3 3GB RAM, 64GB variant should be priced in the middle – which is Rs 9,999.
The Realme 3 is Realme’s answer to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7. It comes with a 6.2-inch 720p+ IPS LCD display with a teardrop/waterdrop-style notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 processor paired with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage which is expandable by up to 256GB via a dedicated micro-SD card slot. The dual-SIM phone runs Oppo’s new ColorOS 6 which is based on Android 9 Pie.
The Realme 3 further packs a sizeable 4,230mAh battery with micro-USB charging (no fast charging).
On to the optics, the Realme 3 has a dual rear camera system on the rear consisting of a 13MP f/1.8 sensor and another 2MP sensor for depth sensing aka portrait photography. On the front, the Realme 3 comes with a 13MP camera.
The Realme 3 features a unibody design with a gradient back. Underneath, it’s all plastic though which is understandable considering the price. The phone is available in as many as three colours, including dynamic black, radiant blue, and regular black.
The Realme 3 is available exclusively from online channels like Flipkart and Realme’s own online store – it should be available in offline stores soon.
The Realme 3 also has a more powerful pro variant called the Realme 3 Pro that competes directly with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Realme 3 Pro starts at Rs 13,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the top-end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage costs Rs 16,999.