Realme C3 launched with MediaTek Helio G70, large battery, Realme UI

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Realme will turn two this year and in this short time, the brand has propelled from being an underdog to one of the ten smartphone brands worldwide. In India, Realme has found itself a place among the top five phone brands. Besides a high value for money, Realme’s availability across all tiers of the smartphone market ensures great visibility. The company started 2020 by launching the Realme 5i last month and will be launching its 5G-enabled flagship device at MWC 2020. For India and similar price-sensitive markets, Realme has now announced a new phone in its entry-level C series. The new Realme C3 comes with MediaTek Helio G70 chipset, dual rear cameras, a large 5,000mAh battery, and Realme UI based on Android 10.

Realme C3 is the world’s first phone to be powered by MediaTek Helio G70 SoC, which is designed for entry-level gaming. Along with the chipset, the Realme C3 gets options between 3GB and 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. There are 32GB and 64GB storage options to choose from and the dedicated microSD card allows storage expansion up to 256GB.

The Realme C3 features a 6.52-inch HD+ LCD display with a screen-to-body ratio of 89.8%. For the phone’s back design, Realme draws inspiration from the sun’s rays with a satiny finish that gives the impression of a frosted glass back despite the use of plastic. The Realme C3 comes in Blazing Red and Frozen Blue colors inspired by lava and glaciers, respectively. The phone does not feature a fingerprint scanner and you’ll be at the discretion of face unlock.

There are dual cameras on the back including a 12MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. Besides supporting the full suite of Realme’s software features for the camera including a beauty mode and Chroma Boost, the camera also captures Full HD videos and 120fps slow-motion videos at 480p resolution. The selfie camera has a resolution of 5MP and can also capture Full HD video at 30fps.

The phone is designed to cater to the entertainment needs of the users in the target segment and therefore, it comes with 5,000mAh battery. It supports charging at 10W via the micro USB port at the bottom.

Software-wise, the Realme C3 runs the recently announced Realme UI based on Android 10. While there is no promise on the frequency of updates, Reame’s track record gives us hope that we can expect regular security updates at least for the first year. Considering the Realme C2 is also being updated to Android 10 later this year, we might also see an Android 11 update for the new device but only time will tell how soon we get it – if we do.

Realme C3 Specifications

Specifications Realme C3
Dimensions & Weight
  • 164.4 x 75.0 x 8.95 mm
  • 195g
Display
  • 6.52-inch LCD
  • 720 x 1600
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Gorilla Glass 3
SoC
  • MediaTek Helio G70 (12nm)
    • 2 x Arm Cortex-A75 @ 2.0GHz
    • 6 x Arm Cortex-A55 @ 1.7GHz
  • Mali G52 GPU
RAM 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB eMMC
Dedicated microSD slot
Battery 5000mAh, 10W charging via microUSB
Fingerprint Sensor NA
Rear Camera
  • 12MP, f/1.8
  • 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps
  • 480p slow-motion @ 120fps
Front Camera
  • 5MP, f/2.0
  • Full HD video recording @ 30fps
Android Version Realme UI based on Android 10
Colors Frozen Blue, Blazing Red

Price & Availability

The 3GB/32GB variant of Realme C3 comes for ₹6,999 while the 4GB/64GB variant is priced at ₹7,999. The online first sale for the smartphone will take place at noon on February 14th, 2020 on Flipkart and Realme’s online store. It will also be available at offline stores starting February 20th.

Buy Realme C3 on Flipkart (starting at ₹6,999)

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