Realme 2 With Snapdragon 450 and 4230mAh Battery Launched at Rs 8,990

Realme, the sub-brand of Oppo today launched its second smartphone, namely, the Realme 2. While the name of the smartphone sounds like an upgrade, the hardware doesn’t justify the same. The Realme 2 is a downgrade to the Realme 1, but it comes with some noteworthy upgrades over its predecessor. The Realme 2 has a Snapdragon 450 chipset include, which doesn’t come close to the Realme 1’s MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. But Realme has bumped the battery capacity to 4230mAh battery, nearly 1000mAh increase. It has also added a notched display on the front, dual cameras on the rear and more importantly, the phone now comes with a fingerprint scanner on the rear side.

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Realme 2 Specifications and Features

The Realme 2 has a 6.2-inch on the front, and this time around, the resolution has been downgraded to 720p. The Realme 1, for the unaware, featured a 1080p display. The Realme 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, clubbed with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot as well for storage expansion. The Snapdragon 450 is an entry-level chipset seen on devices such as the Xiaomi Redmi 5, but it doesn’t match the performance offered by MediaTek Helio P60.

The Realme 2 rocks two cameras on the rear side- a 13MP primary shooter paired with a 2MP depth sensor. Up front, the phone still has an 8MP shooter for selfies and video calls. The biggest upgrade on the Realme 2 is the battery, which is now a 4230mAh unit. It boots Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS out of the box. The phone has support for Dual 4G and other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro USB port.

Notably, the Realme 2 has a fingerprint scanner placed on the rear side, and the company has even added a software-based Face Unlock functionality.

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Realme 2 Pricing, Availability and Colour Options

Unlike the Realme 1, the Realme 2 is exclusive to Flipkart in the sub-continent. The phone comes in two colour options- a 3GB/32GB variant and a 4GB/64GB variant. The base variant retails for Rs 8,990 and the premium variant can be purchased for Rs 10,990. The Realme 2 can be purchased in three colour options- Diamond Red, Diamond Blue, and Diamond Black. The first sale of the device will take place on September 4.

Realme 2 Launch Offers

Flipkart and Realme also announced some launch offers for the Realme 2. Customers purchasing the device using HDFC credit and debit cards will get a flat discount of Rs 750. Telecom operator Reliance Jio is also giving Rs 4,200 cashback for the Realme 2 buyers.

Realme 2 Pro Coming Soon

If the Realme 2 doesn’t excite you, then the company is preparing another smartphone for next month, dubbed as the Realme 2 Pro. Realme did not reveal the specifications of the Realme 2 Pro, but the phone is expected to be a worthy upgrade and a true successor to the Realme 2. The phone will launch in India in September.

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Kaushik IMA
August 30, 2018 3:14 pm 3:14 PM

Dear Oppo,

Stop fooling customers with this Realme Charade. It’s an Oppo AX5 (CPH1859) being sold under the brand name Realme, which you have spun off because you do not want to update all your phones…..

Show some dedication to India and people will respond, instead you want to resort to tricks….

Saikumar
August 29, 2018 12:46 pm 12:46 PM

Does Snapdragon 450 really support Dual VoLTE? The same is not mentioned on Qualcomm website or ita product specs. Can somebody please clarify. I’m planning to buy Realme 2, but only if it has Dual VoLTE.

Kaushik IMA
August 29, 2018 11:03 pm 11:03 PM

No, it doesn’t. I have used many SD450 phones.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 29, 2018 9:00 pm 9:00 PM

Buy Realme 1 instead.

Jio admirer
August 29, 2018 6:57 pm 6:57 PM

I too have doubt on dual volte

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
August 29, 2018 10:33 am 10:33 AM

If you compare the oppo A3s to the Realme 2, everything is same, except the storage options. Realme 2 gives 6/64gb for 10,990/- and A3s costs the same for the 2/16gb variant. Looks like Realme 2 is good. Let’s see the Realme 2 pro variant if it gets a 660 or if they add a 636.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 29, 2018 9:02 pm 9:02 PM

Should be snapdragon 660,otherwise it’s bad. I will but if snapdragon 660 and at the cost of 15999 for4GB and 64GB variant.

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