Realme

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Realme
Subsidiary
IndustrySmartphones
FoundedMay 4, 2018; 15 months ago (2018-05-04)
FounderSky Li (李炳忠)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Sky Li (Global CEO)
ProductsSmartphones
ParentOppo
Websitewww.realme.com

Realme (stylized as realme) is a Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer. The brand was officially established on May 4, 2018 (National Youth Day in China) by Sky Li (born Bingzhong Li).

History[edit]

Realme first appeared in China in 2010 as "OPPO Real".[1] It was a subbrand of OPPO Electronics Corporation until its separation in 2018, after which it became an independent company.[2][3]

On July 30, 2018, former vice president of OPPO and head of OPPO's overseas business department Sky Li announced his official resignation from OPPO and his intention to establish Realme as an independent brand on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo. He said that in the future, the Realme brand will focus on providing mobile phones that integrate strong performance and stylish design, bringing young people a joyful life featuring affordable "technology" and "beauty".[4][5]

On November 15, 2018, Realme introduced a new logo.

Market[edit]

Realme launched its first product, "Realme 1" exclusively to the Indian market in May 2018 on Amazon India. As Realme targets the global market, it will continue to expand its reach geographically, with potential markets in Southeast Asia.[6] Realme plans a debut in Indonesia first in the region.[7]

On its 1st anniversary, Realme announced it will be entering the Mainland China and Taiwan market.[8][9]

Products[edit]

Realme 1[edit]

Realme's first smartphone product, Realme 1 , launched in India in May 2018. This model has an 18:9 display with 6.0-inch FHD+ resolution and is equipped with a MTK Helio P60 chipset, a 13MP single rear camera with single tone LED flash, an 8MP front camera without LED Flash, and a non-removable 3410 mAh battery.[10] Realme 1 was initially available in three storage configurations: 3GB of RAM and 32GB of, 4GB of ram and 64GB of storage, and a version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Realme 1 sold more than 400,000 units in the first 30 days on Amazon India exclusively.[11]

Realme 2[edit]

Realme 2 was unveiled on September 4, 2018. The Realme 2 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Based on ColorOS 5.1,current version of ColorOS is 5.2 and inspired by Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone is powered by a 4230 mAh battery and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. Realme 2 features a diamond-cut back glass design, which retains the phone's all-glass body. Also, this phone comes with three unlock modes: Smart Lock, Face Unlock, and a fingerprint sensor on the back.[12] The Realme 2 has a 13MP+2MP dual rear camera and 8MP front camera. Realme 2 sold 200,000 units in 5 minutes on Flipkart exclusively.[12]

Realme 2 Pro[edit]

The Realme 2 Pro smartphone was launched in September 2018. The Realme 2 Pro was well received by users as well as tech critics across the globe. The phone comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels at a density of 409 pixels per inch. It was the first Realme product to be sold outside of India, with a launch on October 9 in Indonesia.[7] No details for release in the Philippines have been announced.

The Realme 2 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 1.95 GHz(under clock) octa-core processor with the Adreno 512 GPU and also comes with 8GB of RAM. The phone features 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Realme 2 Pro has a 16MP (f/1.7) + 2MP (f/2.4) dual rear camera, and a 16MP(f/2.0) front camera. Note::(It comes With UFS 2.1 Storage in 8/128 GB variant) The Realme 2 Pro is powered by a 3500 mAh non-removable battery. It measures 156.70 x 74.00 x 8.50 millimeters (height x width x thickness) and weighs 174 grams. Realme 2 Pro runs on ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1 (Oreo).

The Realme 2 Pro is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone and also accepts Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, Micro-USB, Active 4G on both SIM cards, and 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include face unlock, a fingerprint sensor, a compass/magnetometer, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor and a gyroscope.[13]

Realme C1[edit]

Realme launched Realme C1 (also called OPPO A3s) after launching Realme 2 Pro. The Realme C1, powered by the Snapdragon 450 1.8 GHz octa-core processor. The Realme C1 has a 6.2-inch HD+ 1520 X 720 pixel (19:9 aspect ratio) display with a screen-to-body ratio of 88.8 percent.

The C1 has a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera, and a 5MP (f/2.2) front camera. It has a 4230 mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. The Realme C1 runs on ColorOS 5.1.[14]

On January 28, 2019, Realme also introduced two new variants of Realme C1 by calling them Realme C1 (2019). These two variants are actually Realme C1 with 2GB RAM / 32GB storage and 3GB RAM / 32GB storage. There are no changes in design or other specifications.[15] While on November 29, 2018 the Realme C1 single variant with the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage was officially launched in the Philippines and its flash sale started on December 25, 2018.[16]

Realme C2[edit]

Realme launched the Realme C2 it brings a 12 nm Helio P22 chipset, and has a 6.1” display with HD resolution and a waterdrop notch. The chip is coupled with 2/16 GB and 3/32 GB memory combinations, and runs ColorOS 6.0, based on Android Pie. It has Chroma Boost and some basic slow-mo (80 fps at 480p). The phone will be offered in Diamond Blue and Diamond Black colors. It will arrive on Flipkart on 2019 May 15.[17]

On May 31, 2019 the Realme C2 was officially launched in the Philippines. It has 6.1-inch dewdrop display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, which contains a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The Realme C2 was released in two variant: 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage and 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage.[18]

Realme U1[edit]

The Realme U1 was launched on 28 November 2018 as an Amazon India exclusive.[19] It has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with dewdrop notch. The phone packs MediaTek Helio P70 (12 nm) SoC with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 It has two storage configurations: 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The phone comes with a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera and 25MP front camera. Realme U1 has 3500 mAh battery and runs on ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1 (Oreo).[20][21]

Realme 3[edit]

The Realme 3 was launched on 4 March 2019 as a Flipkart India exclusive. It has a 6.3-inch HD+ display with a teardrop notch. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC along with ARM Mali-G72 MP4 GPU. It has two storage configurations: 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The device comes with a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera and 13MP front camera. The Realme 3 packs a 4230 mAh battery and runs on ColorOS 6.0, based on Android 9.0 (Pie). Its position in India is 3 Under 6 months.[22]

On March 19, 2019 the Realme 3 was launched in the Philippines as a Shopee Philippines exclusive for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage. It has also a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a teardrop notch. The phone is powered by the Mediatek Helio P60 SoC along with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. It has two storage configurations available for offline stores and or Realme's kiosk nationwide: 3GB RAM with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The device comes also with 13MP front camera. The Realme 3 also packs a 4,230mAh battery and runs on ColorOS 6.0, based on Android 9.0 (Pie).[23]

Realme 3 Pro[edit]

The Realme 3 Pro (Realme X Lite in China) was launched on 22 April 2019.

On May 17, 2019 the Realme 3 Pro was officially launched in the Philippines, it has two variant: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE chipset along with Adreno 616 GPU.[24]

Display[edit]

The Realme 3 Pro boasts a bezel-less 6.3-inch full-HD+ IPS display with teardrop notch at the top, resulting in an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Realme 3 Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SOC, 4GB RAM/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD. It is the first phone in its price range to use a Snapdragon 710 chipset.

Cameras[edit]

The Realme 3 Pro has a 16MP+5MP dual-camera setup on the rear, offering features such as bokeh mode and more. The primary sensor is a Sony IMX519, which is used in a lot of high-end smartphones such as the OnePlus 6/6T. The phone also has a 25MP front-facing camera. The front camera also supports AI Face Unlock feature.

Battery[edit]

The Realme 3 Pro is powered by a 4,045mAh battery paired with OPPO's proprietary 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. The company bundles a compatible 20W VOOC 3.0 charger inside the Realme 3 Pro's box.[25]

Realme X[edit]

On May 15, 2019, the Realme X was officially launched in China and launched in India on 14 July.[26]

Specifications[edit]

The Realme X arrived with a notch-less full HD+ AMOLED display of 6.5 inches with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that embedded with an in-display fingerprint reader, it runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 along with Adreno 616 GPU to fuel the smartphone. However, some contradictory reports have claimed that it could be featuring the Snapdragon 855 chipset.

The Realme X released in China in three variant: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage.

The back panel of the phone has 48MP Sony IMX 586 Sensor plus 5MP dual camera setup and 16MP Sony IMX 412 Sensor pop-up front-facing camera.[27]

Battery[edit]

A battery with capacity of 3,765mAh battery may fuel the Realme X. The handset supports VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology.[28]

Realme 3i[edit]

The Realme 3i was launched on 16 July 2019.

On July 23, 2019 the Realme 3i was officially launched in India, it has two variant: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. It runs on MediaTek Helio P60 AIE chipset along with ARM Mali G-72 GPU . The phone is loaded with colorOS 6.0 based on Android Pie 9.0

Display[edit]

The Realme 3i boasts a bezel-less 6.22-inch HD+ IPS display with teardrop notch and a 15.8 cm viewable display. The Realme 3i is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 clocked at 2.0 GHz, there are two variant available: 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.

Cameras[edit]

The Realme 3i has a 13MP+2MP dual-rear camera setup, offering features such as bokeh mode. The primary sensor is a 1.12 micrometer with supporting sensor of 1.75 micrometer CMOS. The phone also has a 13MP front-facing camera which supports AI face unlock feature.

Battery[edit]

The Realme 3i is powered by a 4,230mAh battery with no support to fast charging. It comes with Micro USB as port option. The company bundles a regular 10W charger.[29]

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