Realme has made new heights in the category of cheap smartphones, through the presentation of the new C31, with maxi battery, fingerprint scanner, triple camera, 3.5 mm mini-jack.
In the same hours in which MSI, Gigabyte and DELL have delighted the palates of technomaniacs with notebooks in Intel Alder Lake sauce, Realme, the economic spin-off of BBK Electronics has ventured into the launch of a new inexpensive smartphone, the Realme C31, with stylistic loans from the Realme Narzo 50A Prime and Realme 9 Pro, but with a Unisoc heart already seen in the C21Y and C25Y.
Realme C31, heir to last year’s C21, has a chassis, colored in the alternative Light Silver or Dark Green palettes, all in all thin (164.7 x 76.1 x 8.4 mm for 197 grams) despite mounting a large 5,000 mAh battery, unfortunately not benefited from any quick charge (10W). The front is depicted with a teardrop notch at the top and a small chin at the bottom but, for the rest, it discreetly optimizes the frames on 3 sides (88.7% aspect ratio): in the middle, an LCD display stands out which, with its 60 Hz refresh rate and 120 Hz touch sampling, it is a resolute 6.5-inch panel in HD +, with maximum 400 nits of brightness, contrast at 1500: 1.
The self-camera, for video calls and self-portraits, amounts to 5 megapixels (embellishments, HDR, filters, 720p @ 30fps video) while, on the back, where there is also the grid for the mono speaker (in an unfortunate position, if the device is placed on a flat surface and you are listening to something), a small square offers, with a triangular structure on the left, a triple camera, with a 13 megapixel main sensor (f / 2.2, 81.3 °, autofocus, lens with 5 plastic lenses, mode night, time-lapse, panorama, burst, portrait, HDR, 1080p @ 30fps video) flanked by the LED Flash, as well as by two accessory sensors, 2 megapixels, one of which for macros (f / 2.4, 88.8 °, 21.88 mm, 2P lens, fixed focus) and one, monochrome B / W, for depth (f / 2.8, 60 °, 36.14 mm, fixed focus, 2P lens).
On the side, on the Realme C31, there is the fingerprint scanner, on the right, while on the left there is the slot for the microSD, with which to gain a maximum of 1 TB more for storage: below, you can see the microUSB classic, the microphone, and a 3.5 mm jack for headphones.
The aforementioned processor for the Realme C31 takes the form of the octacore (1.8) Unisoc T612 chip with Mali-G57 GPU, which uses a maximum of 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and no more than the overall 64 GB of UFS 2.2 storage (as seen, expandable via microSD): according to the price lists planned for the current launch in Indonesia, the 3 + 32 GB version will cost 1,599,000 Indonesian rupiahs, equal to approximately 102 euros, compared to 1,799,000 Indonesian rupees, about 114 euros, required for the 4 + 64 GB one.
The technical equipment of the Realme C21 is completed by connectivity, including GPS (A-GPS, Beidou, Galileo), Bluetooth 5.0, Dual SIM 4G, and Wi-Fi n, and the operating system, Android 11, facilitated. from the fact that the proprietary Realme UI interface is in a lighter version (R Edition).