Realme has launched the Realme Q3s mid-range smartphone in China. The Realme Q3s succeeds the Realme Q3. It has received a major update in the form of its processor, and it now uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G. The Snapdragon 778G is a 6nm 5G upper mid-range chipset found in various recent smartphones like the iQOO Z5, Samsung Galaxy M52 5G, Realme GT ME (Master Edition), and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G, all of which cost north of ₹24,000 in India. With its latest offering, the company is looking to provide the performance of this chipset at a lower price point.
Realme Q3s Features, Specifications
The Realme Q3s is built of polycarbonate and is 8.5mm thin. To keep the price in check, it comes with an IPS LCD, but make no mistake as it isn’t an average LCD display. It comes with a 144Hz refresh rate, high touch sampling rate, and a peak brightness of 600 nits, which should excite gamers. The smartphone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It comes equipped with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It gets a virtual RAM expansion feature, which lets you expand its 8GB RAM to 13GB of RAM if needed.
One area where the cost-cutting is clearly evident is the photography department. It sports a 48MP primary camera, while the ancillary cameras are just 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensors. There’s a 16MP front-facing camera for selfie addicts.
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Other noteworthy features include GPS, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Realme Q3s is powered by a 5,000mAh battery. It is compatible with up to 30W fast charging, promising up to 50% charging in just 35 minutes. The device runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on the top. It is expected to receive the Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 update soon.
Realme Q3s Pricing, Availability
The Realme Q3s comes in Night Sky Blue and Nebula colours. It is priced at CNY 1,499 (around ₹17,500) for the 6GB + 128GB variant, CNY 1,599 (around ₹18,800) for the 8GB + 128GB variant, and CNY 1,999 (around ₹23,500) for the 8GB + 256GB variant. The handset will go on sale in China from October 20 onwards. If it launches at such stellar prices in India, it will surely shake up the likes of POCO X3 Pro and iQOO Z3, which are gamers’ favourite devices in this price segment.