Realme 3/3i November security update adds dark mode, Realme Laboratory & more (Download link inside)

Realme was a sub-brand of Oppo till 2018 when they decided to get separated. Its success in the last year is due to the price-to-feature ratio. Moreover, it is the brand, where more innovation and design elements are pretty aggressively implemented and it turns out users like it.

Realme is doing a lot in terms of pushing out updates for its smartphones, which is a good thing as Android devices, have for a long time got a bad rap for update frequency.

Realme 3 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 processor which is paired with 3GB of RAM. It was announced back in March 2019.

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Realme 3

The Realme 3i, on the other hand, is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC and comes with either 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage or with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone also runs on ColorOS 6, which is based on Android 9 Pie.

The Realme 3 and 3i have been well updated in the past. Realme 3 got the September security update, so did the Realme 3i. Today, these two devices are getting updated to the November security patch. The update also brings a bunch of new features as seen in the official changelog.

Realme 3/3i November Update changelog
Realme 3/3i November Update changelog

From the update changelog, Redmi 3/3i users will now have a Lockdown Mode, an updated charging animation, a Dark Mode and the Reakme Laboratory. Also introduced is the ability to Clone Apps. This now supports more third-party applications (PayTM, PhonePe, Amazon, Flipkart)

This looks more like a feature update than the regular monthly security patch.

Realme 3i
Realme 3i

Download

Here is the download link to the November update zip for Redmi 3 and Redmi 3i. Both devices are sharing the same firmware.

  • Device: Realme 3/3i
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: RMX1821EX_11.A.24
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5:9cb400ab57bb1b545f0f784e8e9a7213

As some of you may know, Realme gained the top rank among major smartphone players in having the lowest return rates. In simpler words, lowest return rates are measured by the customer’s first visit to a service center within the first 6 months of purchase, for both online and offline buyers.

This was reported by CMR MICI survey and the users have also ranked Realme smartphones (90%) when it comes to smartphone reliability. According to Prabhu Ram, Head of the Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR:

Smartphone brands which are responsive to consumer needs and focus more holistically on all aspects of consumer experience, including after-sales service, stand to gain in a hyper-competitive smartphone market environment.

Realme’s product quality performed the best among the major players in the industry which is impressive.

Note that the update is rolled out in batches via OTA and would take some time in hitting your devices. However, you can always check for the update manually by heading to <Settings>>Software Updates>>Check for new updates.

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