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realme 3 Pro and C2 launched: A one-two punch aimed at the Redmi Note series
realme today unveiled two new devices as part of their 2019 portfolio. The realme C2 marks the entry-level option, but still manages to pack a lot for punch for the price.
The realme C2 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 processor paired with two or three gigabytes of RAM. The two variants are accompanied by 16 or 32GB of storage. Of course, the storage is expandable and the phone has a dedicated microSD card slot in addition to dual-SIM slots.
Other realme C2 specifications include a 6.1-inch HD+ display. As is the trend, the phone has a waterdrop notch. Rounding things up is a 4,000mAh battery. Camera hardware on the realme C2 is looking rather interesting for an entry-level smartphone. Over on the back, you get a dual-camera array with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a two-megapixel depth sensor. Meanwhile, at the front you get a five-megapixel selfie camera.
The Android Pie and ColorOS 6-running realme C2 is priced at 5,999 rupees (~$86) for the 2GB/16GB version, while the higher-end version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage is priced at 7,999 rupees (~$115).
realme 3 Pro
The realme 3 Pro, on the other hand, targets a very different market segment. Powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset and up to 6GB of RAM, the phone takes on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro.
With imaging fast becoming one of the key differentiating factors in mid-range phones, realme is focusing quite a bit on the cameras on the realme 3 Pro. At the back is a 16MP primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture. This is paired with a 5MP depth sensor. The front camera sports a 25MP sensor.
The phone has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with the now ubiquitous waterdrop notch. Other key specifications include a 4,000mAh battery with support for fast charging over the VOOC 3.0 standard.
The realme 3 Pro is priced at 13,999 rupees (~$200) for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant, while the version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will cost 16,999 rupees (~$243) when the phone goes on sale at Flipkart starting April 29.
What do you think? Do the realme 3 Pro and C2 bring enough to the table to pose a challenge to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 series? Or would you opt for something like Samsung’s Galaxy M30? Let us know in the comments section.