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Update | The Realme C35 is an upcoming budget-class phone that will launch with a flagship design

The upcoming C35. (Source: Realme)
The upcoming C35. (Source: Realme)
Realme has announced that it will introduce a new C-series smartphone to its audience in Thailand soon. It has already been teased as a device with looks quite like those of its current flagships, and even has a main camera of a resolution that might be found in one, not to mention a markedly large battery. However, based on the SoC for which the C35 is destined, it is not likely to cost all that much.

Update: Realme has now made the C35 official via its Thai sales channels. The phone is as outlines in its Facebook teasers, although the OEM has only now revealed that the waterdrop-notched display is TUV-certified for quality.

That main f/1.8 camera might really be 50MP; however, the OEM has neglected to meniton which one it might be. In addition, those other 2 lenses hold nothing more than a 2MP macro sensor and a dedicated B/W camera with a VGA resolution.

The Realme C35 has been unleashed in the pale Glowing Green from the teasers - or, alternatively, in Glowing Black. It is now available through Lazada, Shopee or JD Central, for 5,799 baht (~US$175) for a base model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of fixed memory, or 6,299 baht (~$190) for a top-end 4/128GB SKU.

Original Article: Realme Thailand has confirmed that it plans to make the C35 the next phone to launch in that country. This might be good news for fans of the GT2 series in the same market, as its teasers have revealed that it will have a rear panel quite like one of those top-end phones.

This even extends to the "Stand-Out" style and shape of the C35's camera hump, which, according to Realme, will contain an "AI Triple Camera" with an attractive-sounding 50MP main sensor. Despite its ostensibly slim profile, the brand has also packed one of the largest batteries it does into the phone, with a capacity of 5,000mAh.

Then again, the device is slated to charge at just 18W via its USB type-C port. Furthermore, it is now apparent that the C35 will even have a headphone jack. Then again, it may contain 1 major detractor to its otherwise almost-flagship-killing appeal.

Realme has decided to get the nature of this potential disadvantage out there in advance: the C35 is to be powered by the Unisoc T616 SoC, last seen failing to light the Geekbench database on fire in a putative tablet from the same brand

It will drive a 6.6-inch FHD+ display that, despite being touted as "full-screen" on Realme's Thai FB page, is unlikely to see anything special to back that up such as an under-display camera. We have not been able to find out how much the C35 will cost; presumably, the OEM is holding this back as one of the few surprises during its February 10, 2022 launch.

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Realme teases the C35 with respect to most of its more important features. (Source: Realme)
Realme teases the C35 with respect to most of its more important features. (Source: Realme)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02- 5 (Update: 2022-02-10)