Final yr Oppo launched its Realme price range sub-brand in India, taking inspiration from Xiaomi’s Redmi in each title and enterprise mannequin. The technique appears to have been profitable. Realme was India’s third greatest smartphone model over the Diwali purchasing season, in accordance to Counterpoint Research, whereas IDC figures put it in fourth place for the fourth quarter of 2018 — one place forward of Oppo itself.
Now Realme is launching its first 2019 machine, the Realme 3, and it’s one other spectacular train in managing to convey superior options all the way down to a super-low value level. For comparability, the Realme 1 solely got here out final Might and didn’t also have a fingerprint sensor. However the Three might simply cross for a flagship-level machine at first look.
Key to that is the 6.22-inch LCD with a “waterdrop” notch, which first confirmed up in Oppo’s F9 and later made its technique to the OnePlus 6T. I nonetheless like the best way it seems, even on this age of hole-punch shows and sliding cameras. The “chin” on the backside of the display screen is just a little bigger than you’d count on on a flagship machine but it surely isn’t an enormous deal, particularly not for this class. Whereas the display screen isn’t going to blow you away with its 720p decision or satisfactory viewing angles, it’s high quality in common use.
Across the again there’s a clean curved body with a flashy gradient interrupted solely by the fingerprint sensor and vertically aligned digital camera module. The first digital camera is 13 megapixels and the secondary sensor is 2 megapixels; Realme is touting an AI-powered ‘Nightscape’ mode, although I wouldn’t count on miracles.
Different specs embrace a MediaTek Helio P70 processor (P60 outdoors India), a big 4,230mAh battery, a 13-megapixel selfie digital camera, and as much as 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The Realme Three runs Oppo’s ColorOS 6.zero primarily based on Android 9 Pie, which curiously sufficient strikes the corporate’s software program just a little bit nearer to “inventory” Android with normal swiping gestures and an app drawer.
The Realme Three can be priced at Rs. 8,999 (~$125) for a mannequin with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, whereas Rs. 10,999 (~$155) will get you twice the storage and an additional gigabyte of RAM. That’s aggressive pricing, undercutting sturdy rivals like Xiaomi’s Redmi Notice 7. The Realme Three needs to be out there on Flipkart shortly.