Oppo’s sub-brand Realme launched its first smartphone just a few months ago in May, the Realme 1. After its early success, the company has since changed its structure to operate separately from its parent company, and its first launch since then is the Realme 2. While the phone was unveiled on August 28, the first sale of the phone took place on September 4. The phone received great response from buyers, with the company claiming to have sold 2,00,000 units of the phone in five minutes of the sale.
Speaking on response from the first sale, Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer of Realme India said, “We are glad that our customers have loved the second offering by Realme. With Realme 2, we have focused on tapping the customers in the budgeted smartphone segment by providing superior design and performance at affordable prices. The customers’ response to Realme 2’s first sale is a testimony of our efforts steering in the right direction and we hope to break many more records in the future with the support of our customers.”
While the Realme 2 is currently out of stock, the next sale date has already been revealed. The phone will go back on sale on September 11, at 12 noon on Flipkart. It will once again be a flash sale, with limited stock being up for purchase. It isn’t clear if all variants of the phone will once again go on sale. The Realme 2 starts at Rs 8,990 for the 3GB RAM / 32GB storage variant, and Rs 10,990 for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage option.
Realme 2 features and specifications
The Realme 2 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ notch display that features a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9, thanks to the notch at the top of the phone. Under the hood, it comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, which features eight cores and a maximum clock speed of 1.8GHz. Along with the internal storage, the smartphone also comes with a dedicated microSD card slot that further expands the storage up to 256GB.
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In the photography department, the Realme 2 carries a dual-camera setup at the back, which comprises of a 13-megapixel primary sensor, and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor for depth measurement. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel camera. The smartphone is powered by 4,230mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-box.