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Realme unveils the new Realme 3 budget phone with a big 4230 mAh battery

The Realme 3. (Source: Smartprix)
The Realme 3. (Source: Smartprix)
OPPO's budget sub-brand, Realme, has unveiled the latest device straight from its stables. The Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ display, a 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera setup, a 13 MP selfie camera, and a 4230 mAh battery. Prices start at US$125.

OPPO launched its Realme sub-brand last year in an attempt to compete more effectively in the budget segment. The company released a few devices over the months following its launch, and has now unveiled yet another device in its lineup, the Realme 3.

The Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ display. That resolution sets the tone for the rest of the device, and it becomes obvious that the Realme 3 is designed to cater for the entry-level budget segment. At the top of the display is a teardrop notch, housing a 13 MP selfie camera. That camera is capable of regular 2D face unlock. There’s Corning Gorilla 3 over the display for protection.

At the back of the Realme 3 is a 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera setup. The 13 MP main snapper has an aperture of f/1.8, while the 2 MP camera is just a depth sensor. There’s a fingerprint reader right in the middle of the phone’s back.

Handling computational tasks is Mediatek’s new Helio P70. The P70 won’t win any performance awards but is a solid mid-range chipset and outperforms the Helio P60 and Snapdragon 450 in the Realme 1 and Realme 2. That Helio P70 is specific to the Indian model, however, and the global variant will make do with a weaker Helio P60.

The Realme 3 comes in two forms: A 3/32 GB model and a 4/64 GB, costing US$125 and US$155 respectively. Providing the device with energy is a hefty 4,230 mAh battery, although the fact that there’s only standard 10 W charging dampens our spirit. 

Meanwhile, it would appear that the company has plans for a Realme 3 Pro, one that will feature a 48 MP camera. We're not sure what sensor that will be, as it could either be Samsung's GM1—seen on the base Redmi Note 7—or the Sony IMX586 seen on devices like the Honor View 20. We'll be sure to keep you updated on that, though. 

Images courtesy of GSMArena.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-03- 5 (Update: 2019-03- 5)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.