Realme recently launched its second smartphone in the Indian market — Realme 2. While the initial impression of the phone was not good, given that it’s a downgraded version compared to the Realme 1, the phone has presented impressive numbers in terms of sales.
After the first flash sale of the Realme 2 in India last week, the company had announced that it managed to sell 200,000 units within 5 minutes. Now, the company has revealed that so far it has sold 370,000 units of Realme 2 in India.
The Realme 2 comes with the diamond-cutting design that we saw on its predecessor. According to the company, this time, it has used the 2nd generation of Diamond-cutting Design with improved reflecting effect and 12-layer nanotech.
As for the specifications, it 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, 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.
The Realme 2 comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back panel and also carries 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 comes in three color options — Diamond Black, Diamond Red, and Diamond Blue. While the Black and Red color variants are now available, the Blue color will be available from October. The phone’s pricing starts at Rs. 8,990, which roughly converts to $124.