Last week, Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi launched its Redmi Note 7 smartphone that sports a 48MP rear camera. And now, a report has surfaced online which suggests that Oppo‘s sub-brand Realme will be following the suit and it has plans to incorporate a 48MP camera in its upcoming Realme 3 smartphone.
Xiaomi‘s smartphone was not only appreciated for its camera specification, but also for its affordable price. Although the device is not expected to be launched in India before February, it has definitely got the rival companies to work on their offerings considering that Xiaomi has been dominating the budget segment of the Indian smartphone market for quite some time now.
So it’s not entirely surprising that Realme has plans to launch the Realme 3 smartphone with a 48MP primary camera. And this information was revealed by none other than the company’s CEO Madhav Sheth.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth said that the company’s Realme 3 smartphone could launch as early as Q1 2019 and he hinted that like Realme U1, the upcoming device could also be aimed at those who are obsessed with clicking selfies. This information is directly in-sync with the company’s plans to incorporate a 48MP primary camera, because the Chinese smartphone brand may be looking to launch a photography-centric smartphone.
Sheth also told The Indian Express that Realme also has plans to launch exclusive offline experience stores in the second half of 2019.
We are looking forward to the release of the smartphone and it will surely be interesting to see which among Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 and Oppo’s Realme 3 mobile manages to woo the targeted customers.
Realme’s current lineup in India includes Realme U1, Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro, and Realme C1. Interestingly, all of the company’s smartphones are priced between Rs 8,000 and Rs 20,000.
Although Realme is Oppo’s sub-brand, it is trying to create its own identity in the budget segment of the Indian smartphone market and is primarily targeting the youth with its products. Most of the smartphones by the company have been appreciated to offer powerful specifications at an affordable price point.