A new “champion” is on the way! Following the launch of the stylish realme C55 with a Mini Capsule, realme is set to introduce a “charging champion” in the entry-level market that packs a 5,000mAh battery, 33W SUPERVOOC charge, 50MP AI camera, and 7.49mm ultra slim design, to name a few.
Before it officially reaches the Philippine shores on June 22, here’s a sneak peek at what we know so far, a couple of camera samples, and our first impressions on the realme C53 in Champion Gold color.
INSIDE THE BOX
Similar to other C series smartphones, the realme C53 comes with only the essentials – a safety guide with warranty card, a SIM ejector tool, a jelly case, a 33W SUPERVOOC USB power brick, and a Type-C cable. However, unlike the realme C55, the realme C53 does not come with a pre-installed screen protector, which I honestly think should be part of the essentials. The box is also a bit different with the realme C53 being stored in a thinner sliding box, but it’s not much of an issue.
The first thing that caught my attention is its camera module which reminds me of a different smartphone brand, but realme has its own take on the overall look with its holographic-like champion design that reminds me of different winning colors –gold, platinum, and a bit of green and blue. Doesn’t even look like plastic at first glance! The glossy Champion Gold colorway changes its hue depending on the angle and lighting condition, thanks to its “gold filament gradient coating process”. With only a small realme branding on the lower left side, the realme C53 definitely keeps up with the C series “aesthetic” vibe.
Aside from the design, recent realme posts highlight how the realme C53 is extremely thin at only 7.49mm. The smartphone measures 167.26mm x 76.67mm x 7.49mm to be exact.
On the left side of the device, you’ll see the SIM tray which can store two nanoSIMs and one microSD. On the right, you’ll find the volume button and the fingerprint unlock which doubles as a Google Assistant shortcut. Recent realme models require you to press the volume up and unlock key in order to turn off or restart your device.
Nothing’s on top, while the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, Type-C port, and bottom-firing speaker sits at the bottom.
In front, the realme C53 has a 6.74-inch 90Hz display with a notch at the center for the 8MP selfie camera. As expected, the bottom bezel is also thicker than the rest but it’s not too bothersome, considering how the display is big enough for an entry-level smartphone.
At the back, there’s a 50MP main camera with depth sensor and LED flash, which I haven’t fully tested yet but here are a couple of preview photos from my initial run:
realme also wasn’t kidding when they claimed that the realme C53 is a charging champion in the C series given its 5,000mAh battery with 33W SUPERVOOC charging that can bring the smartphone to 50% in just around 31 minutes. It also has a Mini Capsule that shows up to display the battery level and charging status.
As of this posting, it shows promise for an all-rounder budget smartphone. We’ll have to wait for the official price reveal on June 22 at 6:00PM to see if the features are worth the hype, though! To watch the launch, you may RSVP via the realme Facebook page.
|Display||6.74″ 90Hz LCD display|
Resolution: HD+ 720*1600
Screen-to-body ratio: 90.3%
Touch sampling rate: 180Hz
|Dimensions||167.26mm x 76.67mm x 7.49mm|
|Storage||6GB + 128GB|
Expandable up to 2TB via microSD, up to 6GB RAM expansion via virtual RAM
|Rear Camera||50MP + 0.8MP|
|Battery||5000mAh with 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging|
|OS||realme UI T Edition based on Android 13|
|Audio||1 speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Connectivity||WiFi: 2.4GHz / 5GHz|
Frequency Bands: 2G / 3G / 4G
|Colors||Mighty Black, Champion Gold|
|Price||To be announced on June 22|