Realme 2 with 6.2-inch FullView display and 4,230mAh battery launched, pricing starts at Rs. 8,990

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After the success of Oppo‘s Realme 1 smartphone in the Indian market, Realme got separated from its parent company to become an independent brand. Today, the brand has launched a new smartphone in India — Realme 2, which is the successor of the Realme 1 launched earlier this year.

The phone’s pricing starts at Rs. 8,990, which roughly converts to $128, making it the cheapest smartphone in the Indian market featuring a notched display. It’ll be available for purchase exclusively through online marketplace Flipkart from 4th September. The company has also teased a Realme 2 Pro, which should get launched next month.

Oppo Realme 2 Leak

In terms of design, the smartphone still features the diamond-cutting design that we saw on its predecessor. However, the company says that this time, it has used the 2nd generation of Diamond-cutting Design with improved reflecting effect and 12-layer nanotech.

The Realme 2 features a bigger 6.2-inch display but the company has downgraded the screen resolution from Full HD to 720p HD+. The FullView 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio offers a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, which is also a step backward compared to the MediaTek Helio P60 which powers the Realme 1. The phone has two variants — 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for expanding the phone’s storage capacity.

The company has upgraded the camera configuration on the Realme 2 as it now comes with dual camera sensors on the back, featuring a 13-megapixel primary sensor paired with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front side, there’s an 8-megapixel shooter for taking selfies and video calling.

Realme 2 Color Options

Unlike its predecessor, the Realme 2 comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back panel. It still has support for software-based Face Unlock feature. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with the company’s own ColorOS 5.1 custom interface.

Connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, and USB OTG. The phone is fuelled by a bigger 4,230mAh battery.

The Realme 2 will be available in three color options — Diamond Black, Diamond Red, and Diamond Blue. While the Black and Red color goes on sale from 4th September, the Blue color will be available from October.

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The 3GB RAM model is priced at Rs. 8,990 (approximately $128) while the 4GB RAM model costs Rs. 10,990, which roughly converts to $156. At this price point, the phone will compete against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Y2, Redmi Note 5, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Honor 7C, among others.