realme C3 launched, priced

Eason de Guzman, Austine Huang, and Anthony So at the realme C3 launch in the Philippines
Eason de Guzman, Austine Huang, and Anthony So at the realme C3 launch in the Philippines

TAGUIG, Philippines – realme C3, the newest entry-level Android smartphone from realme, is now officially in the Philippines. With a launch price of Php 5,990 the C3 offers value-for-money through performance previously unmatched within the same price range.

WATCH: realme C3 unboxing + hands-on first impressions review

It also packs several sought-after features such as AI triple camera, 6.5 inch HD screen with the “mini drop” notch, and over a day of continuous use through its 5,000 mAh battery. It runs on the MediaTek Helio G70 processor – in our own realme C3 review, we managed to reach as high as almost 180k in AnTuTu benchmark.

The launch was held at realme Philippines new headquarters in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. realme is proud announce that the brand ranks among the top smartphone brands in in the world as of December 2019.

Austine Huang, Marketing Director, realme Philippines
Austine Huang, Marketing Director, realme Philippines

“Realme is now the fastest-growing smartphone brand for December 2019 according to Counterpoint Research,” revealed Austine Huang, Marketing Director, realme Philippines.

Huang also shared that realme is now the second best-selling smartphone brand at MemoXpress stores all over the country.

Eason de Guzman, Marketing Lead, Realme Philippines
Eason de Guzman, Marketing Lead, Realme Philippines

“realme C3 is not just beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside,” shares Eason De Guzman, Marketing Lead, Realme Philippines.

De Guzman then showcased the improvements and enhancements that come with the new realme UI, such as dual mode music sharing, which lets users listen to music via wired headset and wireless earphones at the same time.

realme also announced that the company remains the Philippine sponsor for Mobile Legends Season 5.

“Realme Philippines is proud to be  anofficial sponsor of MPL,” Anthony So, Community Manager, realme Philippines.

realme also announced RMC, or Realme Mobile Legends Cup, which aims to give casul gamers a professional gaming experience. The grand prize is set at 300,000 pesos.

The Philippine release comes with 3 GB of memory 32 GB of storage. It supports dual SIM with dedicated nano SIM slots.

AnTuTu benchmark results - Realme C3 Philippines
AnTuTu benchmark results – Realme C3 Philippines

READ: realme C3 review: Best bang-for-the-buck gaming phone?

It’s features a similar fingerprint- and scratch-resistant pattern in its chassis as the realme 5i. realme calls it the Sunrise Design.

However, unlike the realme 5i which comes with quad cameras, the realme C3 packs a triple camera module which includes a 12MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP portrait lens. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, has a 5MP sensor.

READ: realme 5i video unboxing first impressions + camera samples

The realme C3 comes equipped with Android 10 with realme UI version 1 out of the box.

Back - realme C3 vs realme 5i (Philippines)

Back – realme C3 vs realme 5i (Philippines)

There are two color options available: Frozen Blue and Blazing Red. In the Philippines, realme C3 will be available starting today for Php 5,990 at realme concept stores and distributors nationwide.

Realme C3 specs (Philippines)

  • Display: 6.5 inches; 720 x 1600 pixels; IPS LCD; Gorilla Glass 3
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano-SIM, dedicated slots)
  • OS Android 10 (Q); realme UI 1.0
  • Chipset (SoC): MediaTek Helio G70 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz + 6×1.7 GHz)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • Memory (RAM): 3 GB
  • Storage (ROM): 32 GB
  • Expansion: microSD
  • Main camera (rear): 12MP f/1.8 (wide) + 2MP f/2.4 (portrait) + 2MP f/2.4 (macro)
  • Selfie camera (front): 5MP
  • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 5.0
  • I/O: Micro USB; 3.5mm audio jack; rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh; 10W
  • Colors: Frozen Blue, Blazing Red
  • Price (Philippines): Php 5,990

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