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Highlights: Realme 2 Pro, Realme C1 launched in India; full specifications, price, and more

The upgraded Realme 2 Pro has a new design, better design and RAM capacity.

By HT Correspondent | Sep 27, 2018 13:34 IST
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Realme on Thursday launched two new smartphones, Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1, in India. Realme 2 Pro is a mid-range smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with up to 8GB of RAM. Realme C1 is an entry-level phone with Qualocmm Snapdragon 450 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage.

Realme 2 Pro: Full specs

Realme 2 Pro is available in three options - 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 128GB - priced at Rs 13,990, Rs 15,990 and Rs 17,990 respectively.

The smartphone has a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with Snapdragon 660 AIE processor with 4GB/8GB of RAM. The phone comes in 64GB and 128GB options.

Realme 2 Pro features a dual-rear camera setup which consists of 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. The smartphone is powered by a 3,500mAh battery.

Realme C1: Full specs

The entry-level Realme C1 has a large 6.2-inch display with notch. It is powered by a 4,320mAh battery. Realme C1 comes with 13MP + 2MP dual-cameras and 5MP AI selfie camera. It comes with 16GB storage and supports expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD slot. It runs on ColorOS 5.1.

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That’s all

Realme event has now concluded. The company launched its Realme 2 Pro mid-range smartphone in India. The phone will compete with Xiaomi Mi A2. Realme 2 Pro also features a waterdrop notch. The company also had a surprise announcement - Realme C1, an entry-level phone with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Watch this space for more details about the two new phones.

READ: Realme C1 entry-level smartphone launched, priced at Rs 6,999
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Surprise launch

Realme also introduced a new entry-level phone, Realme C1. Priced at Rs 6,999, the smartphone comes with a large 6.2-inch notch screen. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with 2GB of RAM. The phone has 4,320mAh battery.

Realme C1 comes with 13MP + 2MP dual-cameras and 5MP AI selfie camera. It comes with 16GB storage and supports expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD slot. It runs on ColorOS 5.1.

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Price revealed

Realme 2 Pro will be available in three variants - 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 128GB - priced at Rs 13,990, Rs 15,990 and Rs 17,990 respectively.

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Realme 2 Pro vs Competition

Here’s how Realme 2 Pro compares against the rivals.

Realme 2 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro (Realme)

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Community

Realme is joining Xiaomi and OnePlus to create a community forum. The company will be soon revealing details of its new community forum.

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Asphalt 8 Airborne competition

Realme will be hosting the Asphalt Championship 2018. The gaming competition will begin on October 1.

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Camera

Realme 2 Pro is said to use a range of AI algorithms to deliver better photography experience. Realme 2 Pro leverages AI for multi-frame noise reduction, scene recognition, and iPhone X-like portrait modes. The phone has 16-megapixel dual-rear cameras.

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Optimised for Asphalt 8

The phone comes with built-in gaming optimisation. Realme has partnered with Asphalt to showcase the gaming capabilities of the phone.

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More storage, more RAM

The top-end model of Realme 2 Pro will come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone will also be available in 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

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Snapdragon SoC with AI

Realme 2 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 660AIE processor.It is the same chipset that powers Xiaomi’s Mi A2. Realme points out the processor optimises RAM consumption by 50%.

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Realme 2 Pro: New screen design

Realme 2 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch display with Gorilla Glass protection. Realme 2 offers a large screen experience in a smaller form factor. The phone measures 156.7 × 74.0 × 8.5mm. Realme 2 Pro is available in Blue Ocean and Ice Lake tones.

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Realme 2 Pro is official

The company formally announces its new Realme 2 Pro phone. Here’s the first look at the Realme 2 Pro design. Notice the waterdrop notch.

Realme 2 Pro comes with a waterdrop notch with a large 6-inch display (Realme )

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Youth focused phone

It will be not the first time a company will be targeting the young demographic. In the past, the likes of HTC and Asus have launched phones keeping style-focused users in mind.

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New approach

Realme CEO Madhav Seth takes the stage. He says the company wanted to “change the game” with new approach that included better quality and focus on services. He also stressed the company is focusing on design. He claims Realme will soon be one of the fastest growing smartphone brands in India.

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Event begins

Realme event kicks off with an AV highlighting the company’s focus on design and style. Realme has been targeting youth with its unique design + specifications combination.

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Better battery?

Realme is claiming the new phone will deliver “Max Power.” It’s unlikely Realme 2 Pro will have larger battery, but one can expect a slew of software optimisation under-the-hood.

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Performance

While design has been the USP of Realme phones, this time around the company is highlighting the performance bit as well. The company will be using Snapdragon 660 SoC on in its Realme 2 Pro. It’s the same chipset that powers Xiaomi’s Mi A2 smartphone. Realme 2 Pro will also be available in 8GB of RAM variant.

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Teasers

Ahead of the official launch, Realme has dropped in quite a few teasers for the new phone. In one of the tweets, Realme hints at the improved gaming performance on the phone.

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2nd Gen Realme

Realme recently launched Realme 2 smartphone. The phone is available 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB storage with 64GB storage -- priced at Rs 8,990 and Rs 10,990 respectively. Realme 2 came with some minor improvements over the predecessor like a larger 4,230mAh battery. The phone, however, is a stripped down version of the predecessor with inferior Snapdragon 450 processor.

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Realme 2 Pro teaser

 For performance, Realme 2 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It will come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage.