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

Realme 2 comes with features like a notch display, a dual-camera setup, and a fingerprint sensor - all that was missing on the Realme 1.

By Marcia Sekhose | Aug 28, 2018 13:28 IST

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 Rs 8,990 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 4GB+64GB variant will retail at Rs 10,990. The first sale of Realme 2 will take place on September exclusively via Flipkart.

Realme 2 specifications

Realme 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Realme 2 software

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Realme expands outside India

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

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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.

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Realme 2 India launch begins

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.