Realme V3 5G launched in China as the cheapest 5G phone

We are getting more & more affordable 5G smartphones every passing month & today, Realme launched the cheapest 5G phone currently in the market named Realme V3 5G. The phone starts at just 999 Yuan or well under $150, which is insane!

Interestingly, the previous cheapest phone with 5G in China was from Realme named the Realme V5 5G. It was also the first phone under the “V” series by Realme. But now, we got an even cheaper smartphone in the form the V3 5G.


Design-wise, the V3 5G looks exactly the same as Realme C12, which is an entry-level phone from the brand for markets like India. So, there is a polycarbonate body, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, triple rear cameras, & a display with a Waterdrop notch on top. Unlike the Realme C12, the V3 5G comes with a USB Type-C port.

The star of the show is the MediaTek Dimensity 720 SOC which is a 5G chipset based on the 7nm manufacturing process. The GPU is ARM G57 MP3. There is 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM paired with 64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Again, you are getting all of this for a price under $150!

There is a 6.5-inch HD+ display on the front with a huge bottom chin. The Realme V3 5G has a 5,000mAh battery & support for 18W Fast Charging.

The triple camera setup on the back includes a primary 13 Megapixel unit with f/2.2 aperture, a 2 Megapixel Macro & a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. There is support for up to 4K 60fps video recording. On the front, the phone features an 8 Megapixel camera for selfies.


The V3 5G comes in two colors – Blue & White. There are three storage options & here is the pricing for the Chinese market –

  • 6GB + 64GB – 999 Yuan ($146 | Rs 10,500)
  • 6GB+ 128GB – 1,399 Yuan ($205 | Rs 15,000)
  • 8GB + 128GB – 1,599 Yuan ($234 | Rs 17,000)

The 6GB + 64GB variant will go on sale starting today whereas the other two from September 17th.