It is a known fact that Realme is set to launch its new smartphone the Realme X in India on July 15. What was not known, however, was that the company has plans to launch another device called the Realme 3i in the country on the same day. The existence of the Realme 3i was confirmed by none other than Madhav Sheth, Realme India CEO in a tweet on Monday. While we do not have complete details regarding this new device, what is almost confirmed is that the Realme 3i will be a direct competitor to the Redmi 7. The Realme 3i itself seems like a scaled-down version of the Realme 3 that was launched earlier this year. The phone will fill the price gap between the Realme C2 and the Realme 3.
Realme 3i: What we know so far
While we do not know the confirmed specifications of the Realme 3i, thanks to a recent Geekbench listing, it is expected that this device will be powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 processor. It is also plausible that the phone will be offered in 3GB and 4GB RAM options. As far as the other specifications go, the Realme 3i is likely to feature a 6.2-inch HD+ panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio. As far as the imaging department is concerned, the handset is likely to get a dual-camera setup at the rear consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera mated to a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, we have a second 13-megapixel unit for selfies and video calls. As far as the battery capacity is concerned, the Realme 3i is likely to get a 4230mAh battery and will run ColorOS 6.0 which as you might be aware, is based on an Android 9 Pie core. Meanwhile, Flipkart already has a landing page dedicated to the Realme 3i.
— Madhav X (@MadhavSheth1) July 8, 2019
Realme 3i: Expected price, competitors
Since the Realme 3i is a direct competitor to the Redmi 7, we can expect the handset to be priced similarly or even lower than than the former. The phone should be on sale immediately after it is announced on July 15.