Realme 3 and Realme 3i get system-wide dark mode with new update

“Other than the dark mode, the Realme 3 and Realme 3i are receiving security patches, Digital Wellbeing, and more features with ColorOS 6.0 update”

Realme is on a spree of releasing new software updates to its smartphones. The vendor recently rolled out the latest version of ColorOS 6 of the respective handsets, including Realme 5, Realme 3 Pro, Realme 2 Pro, and Realme X to give a feel of dark mode and a bunch of interesting features to the users. Now, Realme has added its affordable Realme 3 and Realme 3i smartphones to the list. The handsets have started ColorOS 6 firmware via OTA in India. You can check it from the ‘System Update’ option within the phones’ Settings menu. In case, the Realme 3 and Realme 3i ColorOS 6 update is not showing you can download and sideload it manually.

The Realme 3i is the company’s entry-level offering.

The latest OTA update for Realme 3 and Realme 3i comes with version number RMX1821EX_11.A.24. It includes the dark mode that turns the entire background black and the text white for easy viewing, in turn, extending the handset’s battery life. Apart from this, the update also includes November 2019 Android security patch, Google’s Digital Wellbeing suite, data consumed reminder, and a handful of other improvements.

If you’re wondering, here’s the entire changelog for the ColorOS 6.0 update on the Realme 3/3i:

  • Security – November 2019 Android security patch
  • System – manual lock feature by long-press the power button/ Display the data consumed by connected devices/ Customisable data consumed reminder/ Update charging animation
  • Settings – Added realme Laboratory/ Added Dark Mode/ Added Google Digital Wellbeing/ Updated battery interface displays the screen on time/ Added a switch of notification dot for updates/ Clone Apps support more third-party applications (PayTM, PhonePe, Amazon, Flipkart)
  • Launcher – Optimised lock screen clock widget design/ Added date and weather widget/ Optimised Smart Assistant interface
  • Notification Center and Status Bar – Redesigned the notification centre style/ Swipe left or right to remove the message prompt after receiving the message/ Added fast switch toggles between SIM in the notification centre/ Removed the reminder after the hotspot enabled/ Added a switch of swipe down on the home screen for global search or notification centre/ Removed the prompt while rooted.
The Realme 3 and Realme 3i both were launched in India earlier today. The Realme 3 was priced at Rs 8,999 for the base variant, its younger sibling Realme 3i starts at Rs 7,999.

Key Specs

Realme 3
MediaTek Helio P70 | 3 GBProcessor
6.2 inches Display
13 MP + 2 MPRear camera
13 MPSelfie camera
4230 mAh Battery
Realme 3 Video