The Indian version of the smartphone comes with Helio P70 – an upgrade over both the Realme 1 and Realme 2, which had Helio P60 and Snapdragon 450, respectively. This means that performance-wise, the difference won’t be all that noticeable from day to day use but Realme promises some other under-the-hood changes.
On the front, we have a 6.2-inch display of HD+ resolution (720 x 1520 pixels) with a tiny waterdrop notch. It’s protected by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3. The memory options available are 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB and storage is expandable via microSD card up to 256GB. On the back, the handset holds two cameras – one 13MP main unit with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP secondary one for depth sensing. On top of that, Realme has included additional software features like Nightscape and Chroma Boost. The front-facing camera has a 13MP sensor with support for AI Facial Unlock for those situations when the rear-mounted fingerprint is hard to reach.
The battery on the Realme 3 has impressive 4,230 mAh capacity, but doesn’t support any fast charging – the included 5V/2A (10W) charger is as fast as it can go. On a positive note, the handset runs ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.
The Realme 3 will be available in Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and standard black. The price for the 3GB+32GB variant is INR 8,999, while for 4GB+64GB INR 10,999. The first sale is scheduled for March 12 at noon on Flipkart.