Realme X and Realme 3i Launched in India: Price, Specifications

In May, Realme had launched the Realme X smartphone in China. Today, the Chinese firm has officially announced the smartphone in India along with the budget friendly Realme 3i smartphone. The Realme X is an attractive smartphone that features a notch-less display, a pop-up selfie camera and it carries an affordable price tag of Rs. 17,999.

Realme X Specifications and Features

The Realme X measures 161.3 x 76.1 x 8.55mm and it weighs 191 grams. The rear shell of the smartphone is made out of glossy polycarbonate and it houses a 6.53-inch AMOLED display with notch-less design. It offers full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels and a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 91.2 percent. It is the first Realme phone to come equipped with an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

The LED flash enabled dual camera setup placed on the rear of the Realme X features a 48-megapixel primary lens with f/1.7 aperture that is assisted by an f/2.4 aperture 5-megapixel depth sensor. The dual cameras feature Chroma Boost, Nightscape, HDR, EIS, 960fps slow-motion video shooting, 4K video shooting at 30fps. There is an elevating camera of 16-megapixels with f/2.0 aperture for capturing selfie shots. The front camera also supports smart 4-in-1 pixel binning and an AI beauty mode.

Android 9 Pie OS overlaid with ColorOS 6.0 and a Realme theme handles the software aspect. The Snapdragon 710 chipset is present under the hood of the device with up to 8GB of RAM. The handset features up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, but lacks a microSD card slot. For smoother performance, the handset is equipped with features HyperBoost 2.0, GameBoost 2.0 and Frame Boost. It also features gaming exclusive features such as Game Space for curating games in an easily accessible location on the homescreen, and Game Assistant for disturbance-free gaming.

The smartphone houses a 3,765mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging through VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge technology. When it comes to connectivity, the Realme X features dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type -C and a 3.5mm audio jack. For an immersive audio experience, the Realme X comes with Dolby Atmos powered speakers and Smart PA.

Realme 3i Specifications and Features

The Realme 3i borrows some of its specs and design from the more powerful Realme 3 smartphone. The Realme 3i has a 6.2-inch display with waterdrop notch. It offers 19:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The polycarbonate rear of the phone features attractive diamond-cut patterns.

The MediaTek Helio P60 is present at the helm of Realme 3i. It comes with up to 4GB of RAM and inbuilt storage of up to 64GB. There is a microSD card slot for additional storage. ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie runs on the device.

Realme 3i

The back panel of the phone has an f/1.8 aperture 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual camera setup which comes with features like PDAF, Nightscape, hybrid HDR, Chroma Boost, Portrait Mode and 960fps slow-motion video recording. For snapping selfies, it has a 13-megapixel front camera with AI beautification capabilities. The smartphone features a fingerprint scanner on the back panel and supports AI face unlock as well. It comes with a 4,230mAh battery.

Realme X Price and Availability

The standard Realme X comes in two models – 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. They are respectively priced at Rs. 16,999 and Rs. 19,999.  It can be bought in Space Blue and Polar White colours. The Realme X Master Edition has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and it can be bought in Onion and Garlic colors. This model is priced at Rs. 19,999.

Realme has also introduced a special Realme X Spiderman Edition that comes with a custom box, a Polar White handset with custom Spiderman theme and wallpapers, a VOOC 3.0 charger and a charging cable. It features 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and it carries a price tag of Rs. 20,999.

The Realme 3i has landed in 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage models in India. They are priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively. It can be availed in colours like Diamond Black, Diamond Blue and Diamond Red.

The Realme X and Realme 3i will be available exclusively through Flipkart and Realme’s online store. The Realme 3i’s first sale will be held on July 23 at 12PM whereas the Realme X’s will be available for buying for the first time on July 24 at 12 PM. Flipkart will be holding “Hate-to-wait” sale at 8 PM on July 18 for early-bird buyers. Launch offers of the Realme X include no-cost EMI for six months and 10 percent instant discount for SBI credit card users. Purchasers of Realme X on can avail Paytm membership worth Rs. 750 for free. It includes benefits up to Rs. 20,000. Offline stores will be also selling the Realme X soon.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.