Oppo’s sub-brand Realme is gearing up to release the Realme 2 at a live event with hopes that the device will do as well as the previous Realme 1 did in the country. The Realme 1 offered impressive hardware specs at a good price and the Realme 2, if the leaks are to be believed,…
Oppo’s sub-brand Realme is gearing up to release the Realme 2 at a live event with hopes that the device will do as well as the previous Realme 1 did in the country. The Realme 1 offered impressive hardware specs at a good price and the Realme 2, if the leaks are to be believed, looks to kick it up a notch with an even more impressive display, better battery life, and improved camera.
You’ll be able to catch the Realme 2 launch event happening today at 12:30 PM. You can follow the whole event live using the stream below, just go ahead and click play when the event is live to watch along.
We’ll be following the live action below as it happens so if you can’t quite catch the live stream above or prefer text updates then be sure to keep an eye on this section as we’ll have the latest news.
The Realme 2 will feature a 6.2-inch notched display that will house the front-facing sensors and camera to enable the OEM to push the boundaries of the display and reduce the bezels. It’s an approach we’ve seen 90% of OEM’s adopt over 2018 and enables Realme to boast a 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio on the device to achieve a 88.8% screen-to-body ratio, which isn’t the best we’ve seen but is certainly impressive. The device will compete directly against the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which in comparison features a 5.99-inch Full screen display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Interestingly, the landing page for the launch of the Realme 2 on Flipkart mentions that the notch is “India’s 1st preference in its dream smartphone”, which accompanies the hashtag #ANotchAbove. While many critics believe the notch is a lazy method of achieving an all-screen display, it appears Realme believe the design is something that consumers look for in a device.
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Also listed as one of the standout features of the upcoming Realme 2 is the dual-camera to capture stunning pictures. The Realme 1 came with a single 13MP rear camera at the rear, but the Realme 2 looks to make it much more competitive against the other smartphones in the price bracket. The device is expected to feature a more impressive 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup on the back and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. The Realme 2 will have an AI-powered intelligent scene recognition and an AI Portrait mode to help users capture portraits with a DSLR-like background blur effect. In comparison, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is equipped with a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera at the rear with similar AI features and support for Full HD video capture.
The third area of focus is a large 4230mAh battery that will exceed the 4000mAh on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the 3410mAh battery found on the Realme 1.
The Realme 2 is expected to be exclusively available from Flipkart and could start at less than Rs. 10,000 in India. At this price, you’ll expect to get the base variant of the smartphone, which will have less RAM and onboard storage compared to the more expensive variants, but it will still have all the same battery and camera features.
In comparison, The Redmi Note 5 Pro currently starts at Rs. 14,999 in India for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. If you wish to get the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, that increases to Rs. 16,999. For a comparable Realme 2 model, you can expect the top-end variant of the Realme 2 to be priced at or under Rs. 14,999 but we’ll find out for sure when the live stream begins and the device is officially unveiled.
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