Realme launches the Narzo 30A, 30 Pro and Buds Air 2 to the Indian market
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The Realme Narzo 30 series may be the most anticipated generation since its reasonably-priced series was introduced as an India-specific line-up not that long ago. It has been hyped as potentially containing affordable 5G devices with powerful cameras. Today (February 25, 2021), the OEM has more or less delivered on that.
It has revealed the Narzo 30 Pro as a Dimensity 800U-based device with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display that has a 120Hz refresh rate, a punch-hole and a small chin. Add its 5,000mAh battery - which charges at Realme's SuperDart 30W rate - and 48+8+2MP rear cameras - and you do indeed get a Q2 rebrand here.
The OEM has at least distinguished the Narzo 30 Pro with new "Sword" Black and "Blade" Silver colorways that are, unlike the Q2, free of branding in their case, at least. Similarly, Realme has also released the Narzo 30A - or should we say C12? Not absolutely, as the company has, again, gone to the trouble of developing a unique rear panel for the Helio G85-powered phone, three-quarters of which is covered in a ridged pattern in "Laser" Black or Blue shades.
The 30A may also compete effectively with some Samsung Galaxy M-series devices thanks to its 6,000mAh battery (even if it does charge at just 18W) and 13+13+2MP rear cameras that are capable of various night-time filters (Cyberpunk and Modern Gold included). There is no Narzo 30 today, however, although they are joined at launch by the Buds Air 2.
Realme has hyped these TWS earbuds with all their main specs already, although many fans may be happy to welcome these 10mm "diamond-class" driver and ANC-toting AirPod clones to the market. They are available on the OEM's Indian webstore from now, in "Closer" Black (with blue-black stems) and White (silver stems) options for INR 3,299 (~US$37).
The Narzo 30A can also be ordered in the same way, starting at INR 8,999 (~$101) for a 3GB SKU or INR 9,999 (~$113) for a 4GB top-end model. The 30 Pro, on the other hand, will go live on March 4, 2021 via either Realme or Flipkart, at a striking INR 16,999 (~$191) for its base 6GB/64GB variant, or INR 19,999 (~$225) for an 8GB/128GB SKU. Therefore, it seems the Narzo 20 Pro's successor represents Realme's most aggressive foray into the Indian 5G phone space yet.