Former OPPO sub-brand and now separate entity Realme has taken the wraps off not only the Realme C2 but also the higher-end version of the Realme 3.
(Article updates, May 17: Realme 3 Pro review: Pro performance and features for less and Realme 3 Pro price in PH is pretty aggressive)
Setting its sights on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy M30, the newly launched Realme 3 Pro focuses on giving users the speed they need, especially when gaming.
The company has placed a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 clocked at 2.2GHz in it and paired the chip with up to 6GB of RAM and as much as 128GB of storage. Better yet, HyperBoost 2.0 technology should help enhance the Realme 3 Pro’s performance and user experience.
With two optimizations made in the tech’s upgraded Gameboost feature — TouchBoost and FrameBoost — the smartphone is expected to come with improved touch control and frame rate.
To further make the Realme 3 Pro suited for gaming, the speaker is placed on the right side of the device’s base. That way, your hand won’t get in its way, letting you enjoy the doubled audio volume brought about by the combination of superlinear speaker and smart power amplifier.
Into PUBG Mobile? Well, you can play the game up to 7 hours nonstop because the Pro model is fitted with a 4,045mAh battery. The battery, in turn, has support for VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge, which can top up your cell from 0% to 100% in around 80 minutes. Realme has also thrown in a free 20-watt charger for good measure.
Available in Carbon Gray, Nitro Blue, and Lightning Purple color variants, the Realme 3 Pro boasts a textured, 3D speedway rear design that reminds us of the Huawei P30 Lite. You know, there’s a certain angle where you can see the light flow in an “S” pattern. It certainly looks stunning; we’d love to get our hands on the latter two. Of course, those who prefer classic black can always opt for the former.
On the back is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor matched with a 5-megapixel one for portrait shots, or pictures with bokeh effect. The Nightscape and Chroma Boost modes we love from the Realme 3 is back here, with 960fps Super Slo-Mo and 64-megapixel Ultra HD features added, so to say that our expectations for the Pro’s photography prowess are high is not an understatement.
A 25-megapixel selfie camera is housed in a dewdrop notch, found at the top of the smartphone’s 6.3-inch screen with Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Realme 3 Pro prices and availability
There are two memory configurations. One version pairs 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, and it’s priced at ₹13,999, or roughly P10,439 or $201. The other gets 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage; it costs ₹16,999, or about P12,613 or $244. Such aggressive pricing, mind you.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro with similar memory configurations have the same SRPs, while the Samsung Galaxy M30 is selling for ₹14,990 (P11,122 or $215) and ₹17,990 (P13,348 or $258), respectively.
The first sale in India starts April 29 on Flipkart and on Realme’s website. However, there’s no word yet on when it’s going to be released in the Philippines. Hopefully, not later than May this year, yes?
Realme 3 Pro launch in India. Jump to the 25:36 mark to watch the part where the phone is unveiled
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