Realme X3 SuperZoom launches with the Snapdragon 855+ and 120Hz display for €499
Realme has a wide range of choices across various price segments. After initially focussing on budget and mid-range phones, Realme forayed into the flagship killer segment with the launch of the Realme X2 Pro (review). The flagship killer was soon followed by the company’s first 5G phone – the X50 Pro (review) – that was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. Now, Realme is launching another flagship which, as per its name, looks like the true successor to the Realme X2 Pro. The latest flagship – Realme X3 SuperZoom comes with a Snapdragon 855 Plus and a periscopic telephoto setup that we saw on phones such as the Huawei P30 Pro (review), OPPO Reno 10X (review), and more recently, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition.
Design-wise, the Realme X3 SuperZoom looks quite similar to the X50 5G, which launched in China at the beginning of the year. It features a similar-looking 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with an LCD panel and a high 120Hz refresh rate. The display is protected under Gorilla Glass 5. Since this is an LCD and not an OLED panel, the X3 SuperZoom features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner – also seen on the X50 5G as well as the Realme 6 and 6 Pro. The phone comes in two colors – Arctic White and Glacier Blue.
The biggest highlight of the smartphone is its 8MP telephoto setup that supports 5x optical zoom and up to 60x digital zoom. This is a step ahead of the 2x optical telephoto setup on the Realme X2 Pro. The telephoto sensor also comes with OIS (optical image stabilization) to ensure blur-free shots when capturing images from a distance. In addition to the telephoto camera, phone comes with a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 primary camera, and 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a macro sensor with a focal length of 4cm.
On the front, the Realme X3 SuperZoom features dual selfie cameras inside a hole-punch. The primary selfie camera on the Realme X3 SuperZoom has a resolution of 32MP while the secondary is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera.
For the processor, Realme has gone with the Snapdragon 855 Plus instead of the more recent Snapdragon 865 and this is most likely to avoid the high cost of the 5G modem on Qualcomm’s latest mobile platform. This also means that the Realme X3 SuperZoom will not come with 5G support and is targetted at users who want great value and performance but not necessarily 5G. In terms of storage, the smartphone gets a 256GB UFS 3.0 storage along with Host Performance Booster (HPB) and Turbo Write for faster transfer rates. Thes features also allow the X3 SuperZoom to perform better than the Realme X2 Pro, which comes with the same chipset.
The Realme X3 SuperZoom comes with a 4,200mAh battery and supports 30W Dart 3.0 fast charging. The company claims that this charging technology allows the phone to charge fully in about 55 minutes.
Software-wise, the Realme X3 SuperZoom comes with Realme UI built on top of Android 10.
Price & Availability
The 12GB/256GB version of Realme X3 SuperZoom is priced at 499 euros (~$545).
It will be available for pre-ordering starting today i.e. May 26th via realme.com, Amazon, Fnac, MediaMarkt, PcComponentes, PhoneHouse while the first sale takes place on June 2nd.
The smartphone has also been teased to launch India soon where the prices could be lower than what we have seen in Europe.
Realme X3 SuperZoom Specifications
|Specifications||Realme X3 SuperZoom|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|RAM & Storage|
|Storage Type||UFS 3.0 + Turbo Write + Host Performance Booster (HPB)|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Side-mounted fingerprint|
|Android Version||Realme UI based on Android 10|