Realme – the OPPO’s sub-brand unveiled the second device of the lineup in India with the brand name of OPPO Realme 2. The new smartphone is placed in the lower midrange category; though offered in two memory configurations of 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. Even though the price tag is pretty much affordable, the Realme 2 comes with a premium design composed of a glass back with a diamond-like finish and a bezel-less notched display.
Not to mention that the Realme 1 made a successful entry in the market with its unique design along with AI Beauty and Face Unlock features at affordable cost. The same goes for the Realme 2 as the device observed an impressive first day sale by going out of stock within minutes.
OPPO Realme 2 – Features
The OPPO Realme 2 brings a wide diagonal notched IPS LCD display of 6.2-inches in size that supports HD+ resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. Besides the large capacity and the efficient display, there is also an AI Power Manager which helps in optimizing consumption. The top notch houses an 8MP front facing camera along with light and proximity sensors. The rear side brings a dual camera setup and fingerprint sensor for enhanced security.
The Realme 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset under the hood that includes a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor. The smartphone features two combos of memory configurations that is 3GB RAM paired with 32GB of internal storage and 4GB RAM corresponds to 64GB of native storage. Moreover, a dedicated microSD card slot is also there to further expand the storage.
The Realme 2 is a dual SIM supported handset that runs ColorOS 5.1 based Android 8.1 Oreo OS under the hood. A gigantic power source of 4,230mAh battery backup ensures to keep the lights on for long. According to the company, Oppo Realme 2 will provide up to 44 hours of talk time.
The photography department of OPPO Realme 2 consists of a dual camera setup on the rear with 13MP + 2MP lens residing side by side whereas another AI-enabled 8MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture is affixed on the front for enhanced selfie shooting and video calling.
OPPO Realme 2 – Pricing and Availability
The OPPO Realme 2 was offered for sale on FlipKart – India’s leading ecommerce platform in two color options to choose from Diamond Black and Diamond Red. The base model of 32GB storage is priced at INR 8,990 (~$125, PKR 15,400) while the higher variant of 64GB memory is listed for INR 10,990 (~$153, PKR 18,800). OPPO has also announced to offer Blue variant of the smartphone for purchase from October this year.
There is no information on the international exposure of the Realme 2 as of now but we guess the smartphone will be launched in other regions including Pakistan very soon. Stay tuned to know exact release date of OPPO’s Realme 2 in your country or region.