Realme 2 was launched on Tuesday in India during an event in New Delhi. As a reminder, Realme was introduced as an Oppo sub-brand earlier this year and recently divorced to form an independent brand on the Indian market. Successor to the Realme 1, the main highlights of the Realme 2 are face unlock capabilities, a 4,230 mAh battery, double 4G VoLTE support and up to 4 GB of RAM. The Realme 2 does not feel like a real successor to the Realme 1, since RAM capacity is limited to 4 GB compared to 6 GB, and the fact that it is powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC. However, it does have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that was missing from its predecessor. Let's look at the price and availability details and the specifications of the smartphone.
Realme 2-prize in India, launch offers
The Realme 2 prize in India has been set at Rs. 8.990 for the 3GB RAM / 32GB built-in storage option and Rs. 10.990 for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage model. The phone will be sold in India via Flipkart on 4 September. The phone is sold in the Diamond Black and Diamond Red options. Diamond Blue will go on sale at the beginning of October. This price is about the likes of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Xiaomi Mi A2.
Launch offers for the Realme 2 include an Rs. 750 discount on purchases via HDFC Bank credit and debit cards, up to 120 GB of extra data and benefits up to Rs. 4,200 of Reliance Jio and free EMI options.
Realme 2 specifications
The dual-sim (Nano) Realme 2 runs ColorOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and has a 6.2-inch HD + (720×1520 pixels) in-cell panel with a 19: 9 aspect ratio, screen-to body ratio of 88.8 percent and maximum brightness of 360 nits. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU, 3 GB / 4 GB RAM and 32 GB / 64 GB of storage on board. Storage can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256 GB).
In terms of optics, the Realme 2 carries a horizontally stacked double camera with a primary sensor of 13 megapixels (f / 2.2 aperture opening) and a secondary sensor of 2 megapixels (f / 2.4 aperture). At the front, the phone has an 8-megapixel sensor with fixed focus, a f / 2.2 aperture and an 85-degree wide-angle lens. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS / A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro USB with OTG support and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. There is a 4,230 mAh battery under the hood, with a 5V / 2A (10W) adapter included in the box.
Sensors on board the Realme 2 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, face release sensor, fingerprint sensor (mounted on the back) and a motion sensor. The phone measures 156.2×75.6×8.2mm and weighs 168 grams.