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Realme 2 Pro Android Pie update coming in 2019, company confirms

Realme recently issued an update to fix a battery drain issue flagged by users.

  • Published: December 9, 2018 12:10 PM IST
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Here’s some good news for Realme 2 Pro users. The company has all but confirmed that it will be rolling out an Android Pie update for the smartphone.

Replying to a tweet by a user, Realme’s support account confirmed that an Android Pie update will be rolled out for the Realme 2 Pro. There’s no word on a timeline for the roll out, except that it will be sometime in 2019. While 2019 is a vague timeline, it is still a confirmation of sorts that a software update will be rolled out for the Realme 2 Pro.

Recently, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth had revealed that an OTA update will be rolled out for the Realme 2 Pro that will introduce slow-motion video recording functionality. The update is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. Sheth further mentioned that they are considering rolling out this feature on other Realme smartphones as well.

In a subsequent tweet, Sheth said that the company will unlock the bootloader and release the source code for Realme 1 early next year. It’s worth mentioning that bootloader unlock for Realme 2 Pro has already been confirmed.

Watch: Realme U1 First Look

Realme 2 Pro price, specifications, features

The Realme 2 Pro was launched in India back in September this year. Buyers can choose from three variants of the device – 4GB+64GB variant priced at Rs 13,990, 6GB+64GB variant priced at Rs 15,990, and an 8GB+128GB variant priced at Rs 17,990.

To quickly recap, the Realme 2 Pro flaunts a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a waterdrop-style notch at the top. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. Making sure everything ticks is a 3,500mAh battery.

For photography, the device is equipped with a dual-camera setup (16-megapixel+2-megapixel) at the back, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera up front. The dual-SIM smartphone also has a fingerprint sensor at the rear, along with face unlock using the front camera for biometric authentication.

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  • Published Date: December 9, 2018 12:10 PM IST