Realme 3 is now available through an open sale in India. The Realme phone that was launched in the country last month was up until now available through limited-period sale rounds. Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has announced the open sale. The new move comes just days after the Realme 3 Pro debuted in the Indian market to counter the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Notably, the Realme 3 Pro is set to go on sale in the country early next week.
The Realme 3 price in India starts at Rs. 8,999 for the base variant with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, while its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model is priced at Rs. 10,999. Both variants come in Black, Dynamic Black, and Radiant Blue colour options.
As we mentioned, the Realme 3 was launched in India last month. It was available through limited-period sale rounds up until now.
Earlier this month, Realme revealed that it sold five lakh Realme 3 units within three weeks of its launch. The phone competes against the likes of the Redmi Note 7 and Samsung Galaxy M20.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 3 runs Android Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top. The phone sports a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, coupled with 3GB and 4GB RAM options.
For photos and videos, the Realme 3 flaunts a dual rear camera setup. This includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. For selfies, there is a 13-megapixel camera sensor at the front along with an f/2.0 lens.
The Realme 3 has 32GB and 64GB of onboard storage options that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) -- with a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB with OTG support. There are also sensors including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor. Besides, the phone packs a 4,230mAh battery and measures 156.1x75.6x8.3mm.
Are the affordable Realme 3 and Samsung Galaxy M30 smartphones worth buying? We discussed these things on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.