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.
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.
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.
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.
Realme 2 software
Realme 2 runs on ColorOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo with AI features.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Realme expands outside India
Realme will soon expand its business to countries in the Middle-east and South-east Asia.
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.
Realme 2 India launch begins
Madhav Seth, CEO of Realme India takes the stage to announce the launch of Realme 2.
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.
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.
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.
Realme 2 expected price
Realme has confirmed that the Realme 2 will be priced under Rs 10,000. Bigger storage variants of Realme could cross the Rs 10,000 mark. Realme 1 starts at Rs 8,990 in India.
Realme 2 - Flipkart exclusive
Realme 2 smartphone will available exclusively via e-commerce platform, Flipkart. Availability and offer details are awaited at the launch event. Realme 1 is available on Amazon India.
Realme 2 vs Realme 1
According to the teasers, Realme 2 will come with some notable upgrades over its predecessor, Realme 1. These changes include a notch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, bigger battery, a dual-camera setup and the presence of a fingerprint sensor.
Realme’s exit from Oppo
Realme, a sub-brand of Oppo debuted in India earlier this year with the launch of Realme 1 smartphone. The company announced its departure from Oppo last month. Realme is now headed by Sky Li, former senior executive of Oppo and head of Oppo India.