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Update: The Realme 2 is officially launched in India for a starting price of Rs 8,990 in India. The smartphone will be available in 3/32 GB or 4/64 GB RAM and internal storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot for storage expansion up to 256 GB.
Realme is no longer a part of Oppo, as the CEO of the Realme recently resigned from the company. And now, Realme is an independent identity under BBK Electronics, which also owns the brands like Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus.
The Realme 1 was the first smartphone from the brand, which caught a lot of attention and the company is now gearing up for the launch of the Realme 2 as a successor to the Realme 1 smartphone in India. Realme has already teased a lot of aspects of the Realme 2. Here is a brief comparison between the Realme 2 vs Realme 1.
The Realme 1 has a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display and the Realme 2 will go a notch above to offer a bigger (at least 6.2-inch) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio along with a notch on top of the smartphone with a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution, which is step back, as the Realme 1 has an FHD+ display. The Realme 1 has a Corning Gorilla Glass protection and the Realme 2 is also expected to offer similar or even a better protection.
The Oppo Realme 1 has a single 13 MP camera, whereas the Realme 2 is likely to offer a dual camera setup with a 13 MP primary sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. This setup will be similar to the one seen on the Honor 9 Lite, where the secondary sensor will be used to get bokeh effect. Both smartphones have an 8 MP front-facing selfie camera on the front with support for face unlock.
The Realme 2 has a fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone whereas the Realme 1 does have a fingerprint sensor. Along with the fingerprint sensor, both smartphones will have Face Unlock using the front-facing camera. Along with the fingerprint sensor, the Realme 2 also supports Face unlock and smart unlock.
The Oppo Realme 1 has a 3400 mAh Li-ion battery with standard charging capability, whereas the Realme 2 has a 4320 mAh Li-ion battery with support for fast charging, which was also missing on the original Realme 1 smartphone. Both smartphones do have a micro USB port with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The Oppo Realme 1 was priced at Rs 13,999 for the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. And the Realme 2 is expected to cost Rs 14,999 for 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant. The company might also launch a lower-priced variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
Coming to the Realme 2, the smartphone will be available in 3/32 GB or 4/64 GB RAM and storage. In terms of pricing, the Realme 2 is identical to the Realme 1 pricing with the price tag of Rs 8,990 and Rs 10,990, respectively.
The Realme 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC, whereas the Realme 1 is powered by the Helio P60 SoC, which is a much powerful processor compared to the Snapdragon 450. So, if performance is the main priority, then Realme 1 seems like a right choice.
The Realme 1 is available in 32/64/128 GB internal storage, whereas the Realme 2 is available in either 32/64 GB internal storage. Both smartphones do have a dedicated micro SD card slot which can accept micro SD cards up to 256 GB.
Both smartphones offer Android 8.1 Oreo with custom ColorOS 5.1 skin on the top. Both smartphones are expected to receive Android 9 Pie update in the near future.