After teasing it for weeks, OPPO’s Realme brand has launched its highest-priced smartphone offering yet, coinciding with the company’s one-year anniversary. The Realme 3 Pro succeeds the Realme 2 Pro from last year and comes with improvements pretty much all over the place.
The new mid-range smartphone, which competes directly with the ultra-popular Redmi Note 7 Pro from Xiaomi, comes with a better processing chipset in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710. There’s a dual-camera setup at the rear, employing the same camera sensor that’s used in the OnePlus 6T.
Realme 3 Pro Price In India, Offers, Sale Date
The Realme 3 Pro is priced extremely competitively. It is priced at INR 13,999 for the variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Realme 3 Pro variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced in India at INR 16,999. The phone will go on sale in India from April 29, 2019, at 12 PM. The phone will be available in three colors: Carbon Grey, Nitro Blue, and Lightning Purple.
Realme 3 Pro Features, Specifications
The Realme 3 Pro looks similar to the Realme 3. It has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution at the front and its maximum brightness is pegged at 400 nits, while its contrast ratio is claimed to be 1200:1. The screen is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 panel. The chassis of the phone is made up of plastic and it has what the company calls a “double waistline design” which makes it easier to grip the phone. At the rear, there’s an S-shaped unique pattern that changes colors based on light reflection and refraction. There’s a capacitive fingerprint reader at the rear. The phone measures 156.8×74.2×8.3mm.
The phone runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0 software. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset with an octa-core 64-bit CPU (clocked as high as 2.2GHz) and the Adreno 616 GPU. The chipset is paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, depending on the variant. There’s a dedicated microSD card slot that can be used to expand the phone’s storage by an additional 256GB. Connectivity features include GPS, a dual-SIM Card slot, 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone comes with Widevine L1 certification for Full HD video streaming through Prime Video, Netflix, and other video streaming apps.
In terms of imaging capability, the Realme 3 Pro features a 16MP+5MP dual-camera at the rear and a 25MP front-facing camera. The 16MP sensor is a Sony IMX519, the same sensor that’s used in the OnePlus 6T, and is paired with f/1.7 aperture and PDAF mechanism. The 5MP sensor (GC5035) has f/2.4 aperture. The phone can record 4K 30fps videos and capture 64MP images through a special camera mode. The 25MP selfie camera has a fixed focal length lens and can record 1080p videos.
The phone is powered by a 4045mAh battery that supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging. Realme is even providing a 20W VOOC 3.0 charger inside the box, and it is claimed to charge the Realme 3 Pro in just over an hour. If you want to have a closer look at the smartphone, you can watch our hands-on and unboxing video of the Realme 3 Pro: