Oppos affordable Indian orientated sub-brand Realme was a big hit last year being India’s third-biggest smartphone brand over the Diwali shopping season and they hope the trend will continue with the Realme 3.

The Realme 3 was announced yesterday bringing advanced features to a low price point.

The Realme 3 comes with a 6.2-inch display with an HD+ resolution (1520×720 pixels) and a premium looking waterdrop notch.

The device is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 processor which is more powerful than the budget price would suggest. This is then combined with two memory variants, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, both of which come with expandable storage.

There is a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel combo along with a 13-megapixel front camera.  These cameras have some additional software features to improve your shots which include Chroma Boost, which is said to enhance dynamic range when shooting backlit subjects and something called Nightscape, which is basically for low-light photos where the camera takes a long exposure shot.

The Realme 3 runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. The phone also features a large 4,230mAh battery which combined with its mid range specs and HD display should last two days between charges.

The Realme 3 is priced at Rs 8,999 or around £97 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage is priced at Rs 10,999 which works out at £118. 

It is available in Dynamic Black and Black color options while the Radiant Blue color option will debut on March 26, 2019. The Realme 3 will be up for grabs via Flipkart and Realme website.

Unfortunately, it would appear that neither GearBest or BangGood stock the older Realme 2 so I am unsure if it will be possible to buy this as a budget phone for the UK. eBay has some listings which cost around £154 which works out around 50% higher then the RRP.