RealMe, which was earlier a sub-brand of Oppo has recently separated from it to form an independent brand in the Indian market. Earlier, the brand launched RealMe 1 in the Indian market which receives a lot of appreciation from the Indian market. This time, RealMe has come up with a new smartphone in the market which is supposed to be the successor of RealMe 1. Today, they have launched the RealMe 2 at an event in New Delhi confirming that it is not the successor of the previous RealMe 1. The brand clears the doubt about the device that it is not going to be the successor of RealMe 1. Well, they are planning to launch another device in the upcoming month which is going to be the RealMe 2 Pro. So we can say that the RealMe 2 Pro is going to be the successor of RealMe 1.
What’s new in RealMe 2?
The RealMe 2 is a new device from the brand comes with a display-notch and a fingerprint sensor. Both were not present on the earlier one so that makes it different from RealMe 1.
Apart from that, the device comes with a diamond-cut finish on the back which makes it look premium. The RealMe 2 comes with a 4,230mAh battery which is more than the battery capacity of RealMe 1. Also, this time the device features a dual-camera setup on the back as well. So we can say that the device is different from the RealMe 1.
RealMe 2 Specifications
RealMe 2 comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC which is not as good compared to the previous RealMe 1 which comes with MediaTek Helio P60 processor. The device comes with 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variants. The storage can be expandable up to 256GB via a micro-SD card. The RealMe 2 is a dual-sim VoLTE smartphone which supports 4G network on both slots.
RealMe 2 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a notch above making it the first device under this budget segment with the presence of a “Notch”. Well, the display is not good as compared to the RealMe 1. The device runs ColorOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
Moving on to the optics, it comes with a dual-camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor(f/2.2 aperture) and 2MP secondary sensor(f/2.4 aperture). The Selfie camera is an 8MP sensor(f/2.2 aperture) comes with an 85º wide-angle lens. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB with OTG support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the Realme 2 include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, face unlock sensor, a fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), and proximity sensor.
RealMe 2 Price and Offers
RealMe 2 comes with the pricing of 3GB/ 32GB variant at Rs.8,990 and 4GB/64GB variant at Rs.10,990. The device will be available on September 4 via sale on Flipkart. It will be sold in Diamond Black and Diamond Red color options while the Diamond Blue option will go on sale in early October.
Launch offers for the Realme 2 include a Rs.750 discount on HDFC Bank credit and debit card purchases, up to 120GB additional data and benefits worth up to Rs. 4,200 from Reliance Jio, and no-cost EMI options.
In my opinion, the device is definitely not a successor of RealMe 1. Apart from that, if we look at the performance of both the device, the RealMe 1 is a clear winner among two. But, the RealMe 2 is launched in India for those people who want a premium looking device in the low-budget segment. Overall, the device performs decently. If you guys want an upgraded device to RealMe 1 then just wait for the RealMe 2 Pro which is gonna come in the month of September.
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