Realme 2 Pro was launched in India and the company announced that the smartphone goes on sale on October 11 via Flipkart. The three variants of this smartphone are 4GB RAM 64GB of storage at Rs. 13,990, 6GB/ 64GB at Rs. 15,990 and the 8GB/ 128GB variant at Rs. 17,990. As the Realme 2 Pro event began, the company announced that the smartphone will ship in three colours: Ice Lake, Blue Ocean, Black Sea. The Realme 2 Pro ships with 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a display resolution of 2340*1080 pixels. The company said the smartphone ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip and one of the variants of the smartphone has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Realme 2 Pro features a 16-megapixel sensor on both front and rear cameras. The specifications include f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.8-inch Sony IMX398 sensor, and a 1.12-micron pixel size. The secondary sensor on the rear camera has a 2-megapixel sensor. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel sensor as well with f/2.0 aperture, and AI Beauty 2.0 for better selfies.
The Realme 2 Pro also has a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device. The smartphone runs ColorOS 5.2 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and the Realme 2 Pro is a dual-SIM smartphone. The Realme 2 Pro has three variants - 4GB RAM 64GB storage, 6GB RAM 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM 128GB storage. The smartphone has a 3500mAh battery.
Realme also announced the launch of a budget smartphone called Realme C1 at the launch event. The smartphone is priced at 2GB RAM and 16GB storage starting at Rs. 6,999, which is an introductory price for Diwali and may change soon. The smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, dual cameras with 13-megapixel rear sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 4,230mAh battery.
This is the third smartphone to be launched under the Realme brand, which is now independent of parent company Oppo. The Realme 2 Pro is expected to be an upgrade over the Realme 2, which was Realme's first smartphone with a dewdrop-style notch (with just the front camera at the top) at the top of the display. While the naming scheme would suggest Realme 2 is an upgrade over the Realme 1, our in-depth testing of the two smartphones suggested otherwise. As of now we don't know much about the Realme 2 Pro, but what we know for sure is that the live stream for the event will be available on Flipkart. You can tune in at 12.30 pm for live updates on the Realme 2 Pro, including specifications and Realme 2 Pro price in India.
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