Realme 2 with slimmer bezels, dual cameras to launch in India on August 28

Realme 2 will feature a rear fingerprint sensor, something that was missing on the Realme 1 which offered only face unlock.

tech Updated: Aug 23, 2018 17:42 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Realme 1 smartphone starts at Rs 8,990 for the base model in India.(HT Photo)

Realme will soon launch its second smartphone following its quick departure from Oppo. Realme which now operates independently has announced it will be launching its new smartphone, Realme 2 in India on August 28.

The company has been teasing its upcoming smartphone revealing few details which highlight notable improvements over the Realme 1. The biggest upgrade would be the notch cutout on the display of Realme 2. According to the teaser, the notch on Realme 2 will be a small one housing the earpiece and selfie camera and a screen-to-body ratio of 88.8%.

The teaser also shows very thin bezels for the smartphone giving more room for display. The camera department also receives a bump with a dual-camera setup on the Realme 2. The dual cameras will be placed horizontally on the Realme 2. The smartphone will also house a rear fingerprint sensor which was missing on the Realme 1.

In terms of design, Realme 2 will feature the same diamond cut design like the Realme 1. To recall, Realme 1 is wrapped in a plastic body with a diamond cut design which gives the smartphone a premium look. The company has also confirmed that the Realme 2 will house a 4,230mAh battery.

Based on the teasers, Realme 2 looks to be quite a major improvement over its predecessor. Realme 1 was launched earlier this May with a starting price of Rs 8,990 for the base variant. The smartphone is also offered with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is priced at Rs 13,990.

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In terms of specifications, Realme 1 has a 6-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, MediaTek Helio P60 AI SoC, and a 3,410mAh battery. For photography, Realme 1 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. On the software front, the smartphone runs ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

First Published: Aug 22, 2018 17:46 IST