[Update: MediaTek Helio G70] Realme C3 with 5000mAh battery launching in India on February 6
Realme started its journey in India back in 2018 and since then, the company has launched a great portfolio of smartphones in a variety of price segments. While the company was initially limited to budget and mid-range devices, it broke that shell late last year with the launch of its first flagship — the Realme X2 Pro (review). The Realme X2 Pro was soon followed by the Realme X50 5G in China, the company’s first 5G-enabled device with a 120Hz dual hole-punch display and Snapdragon 765G processor. Earlier this month, the company revealed that it will hold a global 5G launch event on February 24 at MWC 2020 where it’s expected to launch the X50 5G internationally. Reports suggest that Realme might also launch another flagship device alongside the X50 5G, powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 flagship SoC. Ahead of the MWC event, however, Realme will be launching a new budget device in India as part of its Realme C series.
Realme’s C series of smartphones are known for offering entry-level specifications at a very affordable price. The last smartphone in the series — the Realme C2 — was launched back in April 2019 alongside the Realme 3 Pro. The device featured a 6.1-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop-style notch, MediaTek’s Helio P22 chipset, up to 3GB of RAM, and up to 32GB of internal storage. The device was released at a starting price of just ₹5,999, making it one of the best affordable smartphones with a dual-camera setup.
The upcoming Realme C3 is expected to build upon the C2’s legacy and Flipkart’s launch announcement page suggests that it might be successful in doing so. As per the announcement, the Realme C3 will feature a massive 5,000mAh battery, as opposed to the C2’s 4,000mAh unit, a 6.5-inch display with an 89.8% screen-to-body ratio, and a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary shooter. The smartphone will be available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, with 32GB and 64GB of storage respectively. As of now, we have no further information from the company regarding the Realme C3, but we expect to learn more as the launch event on February 6th draws closer.
Update: Realme C3 will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G7o SoC
Realme has revealed that the Realme C3 will come with the new MediaTek Helio G70 SoC, the first phone to be launched in India with this chip, and classifying it as a budget gaming smartphone.