Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1, the company's latest smartphones in India, will go on sale in the country via Flipkart today. The Realme 2 Pro was launched in India last month as an upgrade over the Realme 2. The key features of the handset include 8GB RAM, the Snapdragon 660 SoC, and a waterdrop (aka Dewdrop) display, horizontally positioned dual rear camera setup, and more. The smartphone comes with an aggressive price tag in India. The Realme C1, on the other hand, is a budget smartphone with a price in India close to the popular Xiaomi Redmi 6A smartphone. It packs the Snapdragon 450 processor, a 4,230mAh battery, and comes with a display notch. Notably, both the smartphones will go on sale exclusively on Flipkart for Plus members at 9pm IST tonight, and at 12am IST (Midnight) for non-members.
The Realme 2 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 13,990 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. The 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, on the other hand, costs Rs. 15,990 and the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model is priced at Rs. 17,990. The smartphone comes in three colour variants - Black Sea, Blue Ocean, and Ice Lake. As for launch offers, the Reliance Jio subscribers who buy the Realme 2 Pro can avail up to 1.1TB of data with benefits up to Rs. 4,450. Additionally, there are no-cost EMI options for the smartphone as well. Meanwhile, the Realme C1 comes in only one variant and its price in India is Rs. 6,999. Notably, this is an introductory pricing meant for the Diwali festive season.
The Realme 2 Pro is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It sports a 6.3-inch (1080x2340 pixels) full-HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, and PPI of 409 pixels per inch. Under the hood, the smartphone comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor, coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes in 4GB RAM, 6GB RAM, and 8GB RAM variants.
In terms of optics, the Realme 2 Pro comes with a dual camera setup. It bears a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor. It houses a 16-megapixel sensor as well with f/2.0 aperture, and AI Beauty 2.0 for selfies. It also comes with some AI-based features in the camera app for portrait mode, multi-frame noise reduction, and scene recognition. Additionally, it features AR stickers on both the camera setups.
The Realme 2 Pro comes with 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage options, both of which are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include USB OTG, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth, 4G VoLTE, GPS, among others. Sensors on board the smartphone include an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and geomagnetic sensor. The Realme 2 Pro is fuelled by a 3,500mAh battery. In terms of dimensions, the smartphone measures 156.7x74.0x8.5mm and weighs 174 grams.
Coming to the specifications of the dual-SIM (Nano) Realme C1, the smartphone runs ColorOS 5.1 custom skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display with 88.8 percent screen-to-body ratio and 19:9 aspect ratio, and features a notch. The handset is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM.
The Realme C1 bears a dual camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. There is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with AI Face Unlock support. The smartphone is equipped with 16GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and more. Sensors on board are an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, compass, gravity sensor, and proximity sensor. Under the hood, the smartphone packs a 4,230mAh battery. It measures 156.2x75.6x8.2mm and weighs 168 grams.
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