Realme announced this Wednesday (14) the Realme C30s, a new member of the brand’s entry-level cell phone family. As the name suggests, the novelty is very similar to the traditional C30, recently arrived in Brazil, but in a simpler package with a lower power processor, although curiously there are some extra features absent from the original model.
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The new device debuts with the same quirky design seen on the C30, but with a simpler finish on the back and black and blue color options, in addition to sharing most of the datasheet. The main point separating the two devices is processing, with the Realme C30s arriving equipped with the Unisoc SC9863A chipset, a significantly less powerful platform than the Unisoc T612 used in the older brother.
Although it features 8 separate cores in two sets, the component uses only high-efficiency Cortex-A55 cores clocked up to 1.6 GHz, delivering about 83% lower performance, according to AnTuTu benchmark results. The platform is accompanied by 2 GB, 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, in addition to 32 GB or 64 GB of storage with the possibility of expansion via MicroSD cards.
With 6.5 inches, the screen features an IPS LCD panel with an HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Interestingly, Realme highlights how the panel has 120 Hz touch sampling, which, disregarding the very basic performance, should provide faster response to user commands. Accompanying the display, the device ships a mono audio system.
The camera set has a 5 MP selfie lens, housed in a drop-shaped notch, along with the 8 MP rear sensor that would use AI to deliver better results. Powering the launch is a large 5,000mAh battery, with only 10W charging provided via the microUSB port — there’s no USB-C around here considering the price range.
In addition, the Realme C30s offers 4G connectivity, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2, fingerprint reader integrated into the power button on the side — one of the highlights and feature that differentiates it from the C30 —, P2 connector for headphones headset and Android 12, running under Realme UI Go, a simplified version of the company’s interface.
price and availability
The Realme C30s first arrives in India on September 23, in Stripe Blue (blue) and Stripe Black (black), with prices starting at 7,499 Indian rupees, or around R$490 in direct conversion and without taxes. There is no information on availability in other markets yet.
Realme C30s: technical sheet
- Display: 6.5-inch IPS LCD, 1600 x 720 pixels HD+ resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate
- Chipset: Unisoc SC9863A
- RAM memory: 2GB, 3GB or 4GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB or 64GB
- Rear camera: 8 MP (Main, f/2.0)
- Front camera: 5 MP (f/2.2)
- Dimensions: 164.2 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 186 g
- Battery: 5,000mAh with 10W charging
- Extras: 4G, Wi-Fi 5 Single Band (2.4 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, fingerprint reader on the side, mono sound, microUSB port, P2 connector, expansion via MicroSD cards
- Available colors: Stripe Black (black), Stripe Blue (blue)
- Operating System: Android 12, under Realme UI Go