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The new Narzo phones have landed. The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G and Realme Narzo 30A have debuted in India, succeeding a lineup that saw one of the units — the Realme Narzo 20 — launching in the Philippines late last year.
(Update, March 26: Is the Realme Narzo 30A the #LimitlessGamingMonster that it claims to be? Check out our review here!)
(Update: The Realme Narzo 30A is launching in the Philippines March 25, and we already have a unit. Read our first impressions or hands-on review here!)
And just as expected, we’re looking at devices that are easy on the budget. Available starting March 4, the Pro variant’s 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB models are priced at ₹16,999 (roughly P11,413 or $235) and ₹19,999 (P13,427 or $276), respectively, making 5G more accessible to consumers. It’s the first 5G-ready handset in the Narzo series.
Support for the new generation of mobile network comes courtesy of MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U, the same chip inside Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9T 5G, which we reviewed weeks ago.
The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G also boasts a 6.5-inch screen with a high, 120Hz refresh rate; a 5,000mAh battery with support for 30 watts of fast charging; a 48-megapixel triple rear camera; and a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.
The Matrix design of the #realmeNarzo30A expresses meaning and feeling in a personalized manner, resulting in greater impact with the trendy Laser Blue and Laser Black colours.— realme (@realmemobiles) February 24, 2021
Watch the #Narzobyrealme launch here: https://t.co/b8q6BhZR4s pic.twitter.com/VBLx3HYVOB
The topmost image is that of the Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G. The ones in the tweet above are those of the Realme Narzo 30A
The Realme 30A, on the other hand, is priced at ₹8,999 (P6,041 or $124) for the unit with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and ₹9,999 (P6,715 or $138) for the version with a higher, 4GB/64GB memory configuration. It will go on sale beginning March 5.
The device uses Helio G85, the same processor that powers the Narzo 20, and features a 6.5-inch display with a 60Hz refresh rate; a 6,000mAh battery; 18-watt Quick Charge technology; and a 13-megapixel dual camera on the back and an 8-megapixel one on the front.
Bring home the best gaming experience with the #realmeProGamingKit!— realme (@realmemobiles) February 24, 2021
👉The realme Cooling Back Clip is priced at only ₹1,799
👉 The realme Mobile Game Controller is priced at ₹999
👉 The realme Mobile Game Finger Sleeves is priced at ₹129 pic.twitter.com/UDo7wpdhIj
Introducing the Realme Pro Gaming Kit
Announced alongside the two smartphones are the Realme Buds Air 2; Realme Motion-Activated Night Light; Realmeow T-shirt, cap, and sweatshirt; and the gaming accessories you’ll see in the image above.
Video: Realme Narzo 30 series launch, in case you missed the livestream. Program starts at the 6:40 mark
Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G specs
- 6.5-inch LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate
- Octa-core 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor with 5G
- 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 storage
- Triple 48-megapixel, f/1.8 (main), 8-megapixel, f/2.3 (ultra wide), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (mono) rear cameras
- 16-megapixel, f/2.1 front camera
- Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
- 5,000mAh battery with 30-watt USB-C fast charging
- Realme UI based on Android 10
- Color options: Sword Black, Blade Silver
Realme Narzo 30A specs
- 6.5-inch LCD display, 1,600 x 720 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor
- Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB storage
- Dual 13-megapixel, f/2.2 (main), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (mono) rear cameras
- 8-megapixel, f/2.0 front camera
- Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
- 6,000mAh battery with 18-watt USB-C fast charging
- Realme UI based on Android 10
- Color options: Laser Black, Laser Blue
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