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Realme C3 launched with Helio G70 SoC and 5,000mAh battery for a starting price of 6,999 INR

Following a string of leaks and teasers, the Realme C3 has finally seen the daylight in India. The new smartphone is targeted at the budget segment much like its predecessor the Realme C2. The Realme C3 builds on its predecessor mainly in terms of processor and battery capacity.

The Realme C3 is launched in two models: 3GB RAM+32GB storage model priced at INR6,999 and 4GB RAM+64GB storage model priced at INR7,999. The smartphone will come clad in Pleasing Red and Frozen Blue paint jobs.

The first sale begins on February 14 on Flipkart and Realme.com while the offline availability will start from February 28.

The Realme C3 is built around a 6.5-inch (720×1600) HD+ LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 89.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display has Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a Mini-waterdrop notch. The phone comes in Sunrise design with the back and the frame made up of plastic.

Underpinning the smartphone is the newly launched 12nm MediaTek Helio G70 octa-core SoC with two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores at 1.7GHz. The SoC ticks alongside Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU and up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB built-in storage.

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The handset is armed with three card slots comprising two Nano-SIM slots and one dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 256GB.

In terms of optics, the Realme C3 mounts a dual-rear camera module vertically aligned at the top-left corner of the back panel with an LED flash sitting adjacently. The camera module includes a 12MP f/1.8 primary sensor and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.

Upfront, a 5MP f/2.0 selfie shooter lurks inside the water-drop notch. Both the front and the rear cameras can shoot video in 1080p resolution at 30 fps.

The Realme C3 runs new Realme UI on top of ColorOS 7.0 based-on Android 10 out-of-the-box. A massive 5,000mAh battery keeps the juice flowing. The device also supports reverse charging, which is the first of its kind in this segment.

As far as the connectivity options are concerned, the Realme C3 supports 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, FM Radio, micro USB 2.0, and 3.5mm headphone jack. It is important to note that the Realme C3 similar to its predecessor misses out on a fingerprint scanner.

The Realme C3 is most likely to lock horns with the Redmi 8A in this price segment which also tucks inside a 5,000mAh battery but is equipped with 18W fast charging which the former lacks.

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