£149 Realme C35 camera phone offers 50MP resolution and f/1.8 aperture

Realme C35
(Image credit: Realme)

Following the launch of the Realme GT 2 Pro, which brings the world’s first 150 degree ultra-wide camera to the phone market, the Chinese phone giant has now announced the C31 and C35. The new smartphones both sit firmly in the budget category but offer impressive specifications regardless. 

Realme C35

(Image credit: Realme)

The most exciting of the newly launched phones is the C35 and the most exciting of its features is its features is its camera, so we will start there. The main camera sensor on the Realme C35 offers a 50MP resolution and a f/1.8 aperture – it’s the same one that features on the excellent Realme GT 2 Pro! Completing the camera setup is an f/2.4 macro lens with a 4cm depth of field and a black and white camera designed specifically for portraits with an f/2.8 aperture, that is bound to be popular. Selfies are taken of via a 8MP Sony sensor.

Under the hood there is a Unisoc T616 chipset – the C35 being the first to use it. The 5000mAh battery features 18W quick charge, which Realme says can deliver a 50% charge in 49 minutes. It has a 6.6inch Full HD screen and is a nice-looking device with a particularly slim design at 8.1mm – “the slimmest phone in the segment”, according to Realme. It comes in Glowing Black or Glowing Green color options and costs £149 for 4GB RAM & 64GB storage, and £169 for 4GB RAM & 128GB storage. 

Realme C31

(Image credit: Realme)

Cheaper than the C35, the C31’s specifications aren’t as impressive but it’s still a very decent smartphone for the price. Starting again with the camera system, the C31 has a 13MP main camera, a black and white portrait lens and a macro lens and a 5MP selfie camera in the screen notch. 

Running on a Unisoc T612 chip, the C31 has a 6.5-inch screen and a 5000mAh battery with 10W charger. It’s slim at 8.4mm and is available in Light Silver and Dark Green at £129 for 4GB & 64GB storage. 

Realme phones are not currently available in the US.

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on www.digitalcameraworld.com, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including T3.com and TechRadar.com and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of 5GRadar.com - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.