Realme 2 Pro Running on Android 9.0 Pie Spotted on Geekbench, Tips Imminent Rollout

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Realme 2 Pro Running on Android 9.0 Pie Spotted on Geekbench, Tips Imminent Rollout
  • Realme 2 Pro spotted on Geekbench with Android 9 Pie
  • A public rollout of the new firmware seems imminent
  • The phone starts at a price of Rs. 13,990

Realme's existing smartphone portfolio are all based on Android 8 Oreo but back in November, the company confirmed that it will be bringing the Android 9 Pie update to its lineup soon. Now, a listing on benchmarking platform Geekbench shows the Realme 2 Pro running on Android 9 Pie, hinting that we could expect an official OTA update for this and possibly other phones too, soon.

The listing was uploaded on January 30 and lists the model number ‘RMX1801,' which is the model number of the Realme 2 Pro (Review). It also confirms the presence of a Snapdragon 660 SoC and the model being benchmarked is the 4GB variant of the phone. The listing only confirms the version of Android, which is Pie in this case, and not the version of ColorOS.

The phone in question got a single-core score of 1453 points and a multi-core score of 5438 points. To recall, Realme had last month announced its Android 9.0 Pie update plans for its entire range of smartphones in India, and had given a timeline of Q1 or Q2 of 2019. The Android 9.0 Pie update would also bring slow-motion video recording alongside, the company had revealed at the time.

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The Geekbench listing shows the Realme 2 Pro running on Android 9.0 Pie


Apart from an update to Android 9 Pie, Realme also promised users the ability to unlock the bootloaders of the Realme 2 Pro and the Realme 1, which the company delivered on January 15. The company has also jumped in the mobile accessories business and its first product is the recently launched Realme Buds wired earphones.

Realme 2 Pro Review

Realme 2 Pro specifications

To recall some of the specifications of the Realme 2 Pro, the dual-SIM smartphone sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC, paired with 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB RAM options. It has a 16-megapixel sensor on the back and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor. There is a 16-megapixel sensor at the front for selfies. The Realme 2 Pro is equipped with 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage options, both of which are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Also, it packs a 3,500mAh battery.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Solid build quality
  • Minuscule notch
  • Plenty of storage and RAM
  • Bright and lively display
  • Face recognition is quick
  • Bad
  • Laminated back scuffs easily
  • Average low-light camera performance
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Front Camera16-megapixel
Rear Camera16-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Battery Capacity3500mAh
OSAndroid 8.1
Resolution1080x2340 pixels

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Roydon Cerejo

Roydon has written about technology and gadgets for more than a decade now and began his career reviewing PC components. He found his calling with laptops, smartphones, and cameras and is the go-to guy at Gadgets 360 for this technology trifecta. In his spare time, he likes watching horror films, obsessively organising his cable management pouch and plotting world dominion one pixel at a time.

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