Realme has gained tremendous popularity in India with just one smartphone. Now, Realme is gearing up for launching its second smartphone, aptly named as Realme 2. Earlier today, Flipkart sent out a press statement stating that the upcoming Realme 2 will be exclusive to the e-commerce portal in India and the same press statement confirmed the Realme 2’s base variant would retail for less than Rs 10,000. This isn’t a surprise considering the price of Realme 1 which started at Rs 8,990 in the country, but what’s interesting is the upcoming handset will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, but which chipset remains a mystery. If Realme goes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, then the Realme 2 will become the cheapest smartphone with the said SoC in the country, with the second cheapest one being the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Realme 2 to Launch in India on August 28
The Oppo sub-brand, Realme has already sent out media invites for an event to be held in New Delhi on August 28. Realme is taking the Indian market seriously as the Realme 1 was launched in May 2018, and already, the company is bringing its successor. Flipkart also confirmed that the Realme 2 would be one of the cheapest smartphones to offer a notched display under Rs 10,000.
Realme 2 to Also Launch in Three Colours
Realme boasted a lot about the design of Realme 1 as it had a Diamond Pattern back. The same Diamond Pattern design is expected to continue with the Realme 2, and the phone is teased to come in three colour options- Blue, Red and Black.
Realme 2 Rumoured Specifications and Features
The Realme 2 is expected to come with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display on the front with a 19:9 aspect ratio, meaning it will have a notch on top of the display. It will be one of the cheapest smartphones in the country to offer a notched display. The Realme 2 is also expected to ship in three configurations with the base variant most likely to get 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Realme launched a 128GB storage version of Realme 1 in India at Rs 13,990, but this time around, the 128GB version of the Realme 2 is expected to ship with a price tag over Rs 15,000 because of the Snapdragon chipset inside.
The smartphone is already confirmed to have dual rear cameras and a better selfie camera. And yes, this time around, Realme is adding a fingerprint scanner on the back of the Realme 2. The phone will boot Android Oreo out of the box and confirmed to have a 4230mAh battery.
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