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Realme 3 with Helio P70, 4,230mAh battery starts at $127

In Phones by Ramon Lopez1 Comment

Realme is one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands here and overseas. The company announced today the Realme 3, its latest budget smartphone, at a press conference in India, just in time to go up against the Samsung Galaxy M20 and the Redmi Note 7.

(Update, March 19: The Realme 3 is official in the Philippines! Read Realme 3 launched in PH with lowest price for a Helio P60 phone and Realme 3 review: A real gem of a smartphone.)

The Realme 3 is the successor to last year’s Realme 2, which didn’t launch in the Philippines but succeeded in capturing an audience in other markets, in large part thanks to its well-rounded specs and low price tag.

SEE ALSO: Realme 3 to launch in the Philippines March 19

The good news is that we know for sure the Realme 3 will soon make its way to the local market. And, like the phone that came before it, this one offers plenty of attractive features and a price tag that’s much less compared with those of its direct competitors.

How much does the Realme 3 cost? In India, the 3GB RAM and 32GB variant sells for ₹8,999 (around P6,580 or $127), while the model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at ₹10,999 (P8,043 or $155). It will go on sale from March 12 exclusively on Flipkart. You’ll have three color options — Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Black.

Realme 3

Look at those cases!

For the price, you’re getting a curvy unibody design with gradient options, a 12-nanometer MediaTek Helio P70 with a dedicated processor for carrying out machine-learning tasks, and dual 13- and 2-megapixel cameras on the back. The front is 6.2 inches and features a dewdrop-style notch that houses a 13-megapixel front camera.

READ ALSO: Realme C1 phone review: A real steal for the price

Similar to other Realme handsets, the battery inside the Realme 3 should deliver more than a day’s worth of regular use, with its 4,230mAh capacity. However, the device uses the old microUSB standard for charging, instead of modern USB-C. The ColorOS 6.0 operating system based on Android 9.0 Pie, meanwhile, means you’ll enjoy the latest software features and security patches from Google out of the box.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy M20 in the Philippines tomorrow, March 5. It’s supposed to retail for P10,990 ($212) locally. If that is indeed the case, and assuming the Realme 3 gets a considerably lower price tag here, the latter could potentially provide customers more bang for their buck.

Realme 3 specs

  • 6.2-inch display, 1,520 x 720 resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor with AI chip
  • Mali-G72 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB storage
  • Dual 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash
  • 13-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 4,230mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie-based ColorOS 6

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.