Realme 2 India launch highlights: Bets big on design, improved specifications

    Following its quick departure from Oppo, Realme launched its first smartphone as an independent brand. Realme 2 is successor to Realme 1 which was launched in India earlier this May.Realme 2 starts at 8,990 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 4GB+64GB variant will retail at 10,990. The first sale of Realme 2 will take place on September exclusively via Flipkart. Realme 2 specificationsRealme 2 features a 6.2-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 processor. For photography, the smartphone sports a dual-camera setup of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. Up front it houses an 8-megapixel camera for selfies.Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 4,230mAh battery. The smartphone also features a rear fingerprint sensor, face unlock and dual 4G VoLTE. Realme 2 comes in three colour options of diamond black, blue and red.

    By MARCIA SEKHOSE
    | Updated on Aug 28 2018, 10:34 AM IST
    Realme 2 features a dual-camera setup along with a fingerprint sensor at the rear.
    Realme 2 features a dual-camera setup along with a fingerprint sensor at the rear. (HT Photo)
    Realme 2 features a dual-camera setup along with a fingerprint sensor at the rear. (HT Photo)
    28 Aug 2018, 01:20 AM IST

    Wrap up

    Realme 2 launched in India with a starting price of Rs 8,990 for the base model, and Rs 10,990 for the 4GB+64GB variant. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, dual-camera setup and a rear fingeprint sensor. Realme 2 also supports 4G VoLTE.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:59 PM IST

    Realme 2 price

    Realme 2 starts at Rs 8,990 for the base model, and Rs 10,990 for the 4GB+64GB variant. The first sale will take place on September 4 via Flipkart.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:50 PM IST

    Realme 2 security

    Realme 2 comes with a fingerprint sensor located at the rear panel just below the camera lens. It also features face unlock.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:49 PM IST

    Realme 2 software

    Realme 2 runs on ColorOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo with AI features.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:48 PM IST

    Realme 2 camera

    Realme 2 features a dual-camera setup of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors with ‘Portrait Mode’. Up front, it houses an 8-megapixel camera with beautification.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:46 PM IST

    Realme 2 processor, storage variants

    Snapdragon 450 processor with ‘AI Gaming Acceleration. It comes in two storage variants of 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. Also on offer is a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:46 PM IST

    Realme 2 battery

    4,230mAh battery with ‘AI Power Master’ which offers AI-based battery optimisations. The company promises battery life of 44 hours on continuous calling, 18 hours of music and 15 hours of video playback.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:44 PM IST

    Realme 2 design, colours

    Realme 2 features a 2nd generation diamond cut design with a reflective back. It comes in three colour options of diamond black, red and blue. The smartphone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:42 PM IST

    Realme 2 display

    Realme 2 features a 6.2-inch display with 88.8% screen-to-body ratio. It comes with a notch cutout on top which comes with features like shortcuts. Users can reply to WhatsApp messages while watching videos on Realme 2.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:39 PM IST

    Realme expands outside India

    Realme will soon expand its business to countries in the Middle-east and South-east Asia.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:38 PM IST

    Realme “Callme” service

    Realme introduces “Callme” customer service for Realme smartphones. Through this service, the company will offer free doorstep pick-up and free courier of Realme phones.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:32 PM IST

    Realme 2 India launch begins

    Madhav Seth, CEO of Realme India takes the stage to announce the launch of Realme 2.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:25 PM IST

    Realme 1 specifications

    Realme 1 launched with a 6-inch display, MediaTek Helio P20 AI processor, and 3,410mAh battery. It has a single 13-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel front camera. On the software front, Realme 1 runs on ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

    28 Aug 2018, 12:10 PM IST

    Realme 2 competitors

    Realme 2 with its specifications and expected pricing, it will compete against top budget smartphones. Some of these include Moto G5 Plus and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.

    28 Aug 2018, 11:55 AM IST

    Realme 2 - new colour variant

    Realme 2 could be launched in a new blue colour according to one of the teasers. Realme 1 comes in three colour options of diamond black, solar red and silver.

    First Published Date: 28 Aug, 10:34 AM IST
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