Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

It has been a busy day for Realme - after events in India and Europe, the company turned its attention to launching the Q3 series in China. These are brand new, affordable 5G phones starting at just CNY 1000 ($ 155) and there are three of them.

The two best phones will be available for pre-order starting today, but only in China for now. Pre-orders for the Q3i model begin later today. You'll find all three on realme.com, along with JD and other retailers.

Realme Q3 Pro

The Realme Q3 Pro is the leader of the pack but its introductory price is even higher, 1600 CNY (245 $ / 205 €). That kind of money allows you to buy a capable handset based on the 6nm Dimensity 1100 chipset with four Cortex-A78 (2,6GHz) cores, four A55s, and a 77-core Mali-G9 GPU. The integrated sub-6 GHz modem offers peak download speeds of 4,67 Gbps.

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

The chipset runs Android 11 (Realme UI 2.0) and renders it on the 6,43 inch (1080p +) AMOLED display. It has a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sample rate of 360 Hz, in addition to full coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. A fingerprint reader is integrated into the screen.

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

A steam chamber, measuring 3 mm², keeps the chip cool - up to 175 ° C cooler, according to Realme. Performance is also improved by UFS 15 storage, 3.1 or 128 GB, and 256 GB of RAM.

Going around the back we see a triple camera based on a 64 MP main module with 4K 60 fps video recording. Then there's the 8 MP (119 °) ultra wide-angle camera, plus a 2 MP macro camera. The front camera has a 16 MP sensor.

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

The phone is equipped with stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio support. You might be happy to hear that there is a 3,5mm headphone jack on the bottom.

The Pro is powered by a 4500mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging (an AC adapter is included in the retail package). A full charge takes just under an hour.

The Realme Q3 Pro will be available within a week with a starting price of CNY 1600, although the cheapest option in the official store is currently CNY 1800. Sales begin April 29 at midnight.

Realme Q3 Pro 5G colorway: Firefly (with glow in the dark logo)
Realme Q3 Pro 5G color: Electric blue
Realme Q3 Pro 5G colorway: Gravity Black

Realme Q3 Pro 5G colors: Firefly (with glow-in-the-dark logo) • Electric blue • Gravity black

You can choose any of three colors, but the first - dubbed Firefly - has a phosphorescent DARE TO LEAP logo on the back.

Real Q3 5G

The Realme Q3 5G gets its next-generation connectivity from the Snapdragon 750G (8nm) chipset. This has a maximum download speed of 3,7 Gbps and the steam chamber promises temperatures up to 10 ° C lower.

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

The screen is also different, it is a 6,5 inch (1080p +) LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sample rate. Maximum brightness is 600 nits and promises 96% coverage of the NTSC color gamut. Its fingerprint reader is on the side, integrated into the power button.

The main camera has a 48 MP sensor, and while it does support 4K video capture, it peaks at 30 fps (you have to upgrade to 1080p if you want 60 fps). The 8 MP (119 °) ultra wide camera and macro module are the same, as is the 16 MP selfie camera.

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

The non-Pro model packs a larger battery, 5000mAh, with the same 30W charger in the box. It is large enough to last a 10 hour non-stop gaming session.

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

The vanilla model also has a 3,5mm headphone jack at the bottom, as well as stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio.

Realme Q3 5G colors: Psychedelic silver
Realme Q3 5G colors: Sci-fi Black

Realme Q3 5G colors: Psychedelic Silver • Sci-fi Black

The Realme Q3 has 6GB of RAM with an 8GB option. Storage is 128GB in both cases, but note that this one has a microSD slot (the Pro doesn't). Prices start at 1300 CNY ($ 200 / € 165). Pre-orders start today, the first units will be available on April 29. You will find it on realme.com.

Realme Q3i 5G

The Realme Q3i 5G is the cheapest of the bunch starting at just CNY 1000 ($ 155 / € 130), but it still offers 5G connectivity. This time, it's thanks to the Dimensity 700 (7nm) chipset, whose modem offers peak download speeds of 2,77 Gbps.

Compared to the vanilla Q3, this one has the same size screen, 6,5 ”LCD (1080p +), although the refresh rate drops to 90Hz (the touch sample rate remains at 180Hz). The fingerprint reader is on the side again.

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

Then the 48 MP main camera on the rear remains in place, the ultra-wide module is replaced by a B&W depth sensor (good news: the macro camera also remains on board).

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

The battery is just as big, 5000 mAh, although it is noticeably slower to recharge using the supplied 18W adapter.

Realme Q3 Pro with Dimensity 1100 unveiled, joined by Q3 (Snapdragon 750G) and Q3i (Dimensity 700)

The base configuration of the Realme Q3i 5G has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and there is an option to upgrade to 6 GB of RAM. As with the Q3, the storage is expandable with microSD cards up to 1TB.

Realme Q3i color: Light blue
Realme Q3i colors: Ash Black

Realme Q3i colors: Light blue • Ash black

If you're in China, you should be able to pick up a Q3i later today from the official store.

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