Realme C30 arrived in June and now it is joined by the Realme C30s. The phones are very similar with identical cameras, screens, and user interface, but the S model brings a new chipset and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Realme C30s is powered by the Unisoc platform SC9863A. It has eight CPU cores, all of them Cortex-A55, split into two clusters – four performance units at 1.6 GHz, and the rest for efficiency at 1.2 GHz. There are two memory options – 2/32 GB and 4/64 GB.
The predecessor Realme C30 had no fingerprint scanner, but C30s has one on its power key on the right-hand side, just below the volume rocker. The front retains the 6.5” LCD with HD+ resolution and the waterdrop notch for the 5MP selfie camera. The main shooter on the back is also unchanged – 8MP.
The C30s comes with a basic Realme UI, based on Android 12 (Go edition) that is for affordable devices. It still packs a massive 5,000 mAh battery, charged through a microUSB port on the bottom. There is also a 3.5mm audio jack, while the tray on the left has room for two SIM cards and a microSD card.
The Realme C30s comes in Blue and Black colors and costs INR7,499 ($95) or INR8,999 ($113), depending on the storage. Sales will begin on September 23 at the company website.