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Realme launches C21 smartphone with 5,000mAh battery and triple AI camera

By Liu Hongzuo - on 22 Mar 2021, 10:18am

Realme launches C21 smartphone with 5,000mAh battery and triple AI camera

As a fast-rising star in the local entry-level smartphone scene, Realme is set to dominate the local market with extremely accessible handsets that fulfill basic usage. The latest to its arsenal is the Realme C21, an entry-level smartphone by the Chinese brand that boasts a massive battery and feature-led niceties.

Phone uptime is crucial for folks who work long shifts without access to a charging station. The Realme C21 remedies that with a 5,000mAh battery that offers extended use even on a 5% battery charge, thanks to its built-in Super Power Saving Mode. According to Realme, it can manage 2.23 hours of phone calls, 4.78 hours of song playback on Spotify, and even 1.41 hours of WhatsApp use when the C21 is on its last 5%.

The device also offers an AI Triple Camera, a fancy name for its triple-rear camera configuration. Realme offers a 13MP primary shooter with 4x digital zoom and PDAF. Accompanying its multipurpose main lens are a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the C21 offers a 5MP selfie camera with built-in AI beauty mode, HDR mode, Portrait mode, and a bunch of filters.

The phone's 6.5-inch Mini-drop Fullscreen is an IPS LCD display at 1,600 x 720 pixels resolution using a 20:9 ratio, which pretty much covers most streamed content from the web. The longer screen ratio also offers a more comprehensive viewing experience when browsing social media feeds.

Powering these features is a MediaTek Helo G35 processor. This chipset was touted as a 'gaming processor' at its launch last year.

Also on the C21 are a fingerprint sensor, facial recognition unlocking, a dedicated microSD card slot for extra storage, and dual SIM card slots.

The Realme C21 officially retails at S$199 (4GB RAM and 64GB storage) starting from today (22 March 2021). It can be found on Shopee, Lazada, and Realme's authorised resellers islandwide. Colours available are Cross Blue and Cross Black.

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