[Updated:] RMX1821 is Realme 3; Realme RMX1831 is Realme U1


Update 1: (Dec 26, 2018)

Realme 3 has been certified in Singapore’s IMDA website. The model number is Realme RMX1821. This phone was already found in Indonesia’s TKDN recently.


Update 2 (Dec 6, 2018): This device turned out to be Realme U1 with model numbers RMX1831 (for 3GB RAM variant) and RMX1833 (for 4GB RAM variant).

Original (Nov 22, 2018):

Having launched Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro in Indonesia less than a month ago, the mobile phone manufacturer is possibly planning to follow through with the successor Realme 3 if you were to go by the certification. Now that Realme RMX1831 has been certified, we can expect the new phone to be launched in the country anytime soon. The same model had also appeared in Geekbench earlier this week.

Also Read: Oppo CPH1909, CPH1969 and Realme RMX1851 Smartphones Have Received Approval in Indonesia

Possible Specifications of Realme 3

If Realme RMX1831 is indeed Realme 3, there would be two variants of this phone with 3 GB / 4 GB RAM as seen in Geekbench. The rumor is that Realme is going with a MediaTek processor for this new phone in place of the Qualcomm processors it has been using on its recent releases like Realme 2 and Realme 2 pro. Again, this can be confirmed by the Geekbench listing which clearly shows MT6771V chipset, which is the MediaTek Helio P60 octa core processor. The storage is likely to be 64 GB with provision for expanding it through a micro-SD card. It may not be surprising if there is a slightly higher end Realme 3 Pro as well, with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, though there is no confirmation on this yet.

Realme RMX1833

Similar to RMX1831, Realme RMX1833 was certified in TKDN last week and the same model appeared in Geekbench as well. Surprisingly, both models share the same specs in Geekbench listings.

It’s also worth saying here that the brand had used MediaTek P60 processor only in its first phone, Realme 1. The Geekbench specs of Realme 1, RMX1831 and RMX1833 are all very similar which adds more to the suspense.

Also Read: Mysterious Xiaomi M1901F9T, M1901F9E and Vivo V1821A, V1821T Phones Certified by China’s MIIT

Realme Found Success in the Indian Market – Ready to launch Realme U1 on Nov 28

While the above certification is for the Indonesian market, Realme wants to repeat the success it has achieved in the Indian market with is budget segment phones. The Indonesian market may not be very different from the one obtaining in India, price-sensitivity being common to both. This sub-brand from Oppo is now planning to launch one more phone for the Indian market, the Realme U1 on November 28 and this phone, with 4GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage will sell locally for INR 14,990 ($211).

Chinese manufacturers largely believe in releasing a number of models of smartphones in different price segments in the market. With a huge mobile phone buying population, countries like China and India and even Indonesia can absorb all these brands and models and Realme should find the going smooth in these markets, with its new offerings.

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