Smartphone maker Realme, the online-only brand owned by Oppo, has launched its latest phone in India, the Realme 2 Pro. Teased last month at the launch of the Realme 2, the new device bumps up the specifications while retaining much of the style and functionality of the lower version. The Realme 2 Pro is priced at Rs 13,990 for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant, Rs 15,990 for the 6GB RAM / 64GB storage option and Rs 17,990 for the 8GB RAM / 128GB storage option, and will be available through flash sales on Flipkart starting 11 October.
Notably, the Realme 2 Pro is the most affordable device in India with 8GB of RAM, and brings this large amount of RAM to the mid-range segment for the first time. In terms of design, the phone largely resembles the Oppo F9 Pro, particularly when it comes to dimensions, build quality and screen. The Realme 2 Pro has a ‘waterdrop’ notch and an edge-to-edge screen. The USP of the online-only device is its superior specifications, which will put the device head-to-head with other online-focused offerings such as the Xiaomi Mi A2, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
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Realme 2 Pro Specifications and Features
The Realme 2 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, and comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, with Oppo’s ColorOS on top. You also get a 3,500mAh battery, a 6.3-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop-style notch, and dedicated slots for two SIM cards and a microSD card. Charging and data transfers are through the phone’s micro-USB port. The phone is available in three color options: black sea (black), ice lake (light blue) and blue ocean (dark blue).
For photography, the Realme 2 Pro sports a 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual-camera setup at the back, with the second sensor enabling depth-effect shots. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera, which is also capable of portrait shots through an AI-based depth effect. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor at the rear, along with face unlock using the front camera for biometric authentication. The phone is an improved version of the Realme 2 which was launched last month at Rs 8,990 onwards.