Realme surprised its customers earlier this week by hiking the price of two of its smartphones, the Realme C1 and Realme 2. The CEO of the company, Madhav Seth, said that the price hike of these two phones are a direct result of the increasing value of the US Dollar against the Indian Rupee. Also Read - Realme X9 series could launch soon in India as Realme hints itself with latest tweetAlso Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top deals: iPhone SE, Poco X3 Pro and more on discount
The Realme C1 that was launched in India at Rs 6,999, sees a hike of Rs 1,000, and it will now be available for Rs 7,999. The Realme 2, which was launched for Rs 8,990, now sees a hike of Rs 500. Following the hike, the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant is now priced at Rs 9,499, but the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant price remains at Rs 10,999. Also Read - Realme Book, Realme Pad teased, will launch later this year: Details here
But Realme CEO has now confirmed that the prices of the new Realme 2 Pro will not be affected by this price hike in a tweet. The Realme 2 Pro which was launched for a price of Rs 13,990 on Flipkart is still available for the same price.
Update with battery fix, better selfies rolling out
Several Realme 2 Pro customers had complained that the battery performance of the device was rather poor and faulty to some extent. And Realme acknowledged that this is a valid issue, and is now rolling out an update with a fix for it. This new update is also set to improve the performance of the selfie camera, and there are some other general bug fixes as well. Those that have not received the update yet can check for it on Settings -> Software Update.
Realme 2 Pro Specifications and Features
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, which is also usually seen only on upper mid-tier devices. In terms of other specifications and features, you get a 6.3-inch full-HD+ resolution screen with a waterdrop-style notch, a dual-camera setup at the rear, a 16-megapixel front camera, and a 3,500mAh battery. You also get dedicated slots for two SIM cards, and a microSD card for storage expansion.
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In terms of design and most features, the Realme 2 Pro is largely similar to the Oppo F9. However, with a stronger focus on specifications and the economies of online sales, the phone has a significant advantage over other devices that also rely on offline availability. Now might also be the best time to buy a new Realme phone, as prices are set to be hiked soon.