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Realme 2 Pro along with Realme C1 Launched : Specifications, Price and Hands-on

After the successful Realme 1 which targeted towards 10-15k price range and the Realme 2 with the “notch” which competes in a similar price range that was launched exactly a month ago, Realme has launched the Realme 2 Pro today at Amity University, Noida.

With the base variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Memory and sporting Snapdragon 660 Processor, Realme 2 Pro becomes the most value for money smartphone at the Rs.15,000 budget segment. With the waterdrop notch design and the high-end processor, Realme 2 Pro stands out from the competition. The phone will be exclusively available on Flipkart starting from 11th October 2018, with the first flash sale starting at midnight.

As mentioned in our previous post about the Realme 2 Pro leaks, the specifications were almost the same as announced.


Realme 2 Pro Specifications :

  • Display: 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with 2340×1080 pixels resolution, with a water-drop notch, 409PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • Processor and GPU: Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core Processor and Adreno 512
  • RAM/Storage Variants : 4GB/64GB , 6GB/64GB, 8GB/128GB, UFS 2.1
  • Camera: 16MP + 2MP AI Dual Rear Camera, 16MP AI Front Camera
  • Battery: 3500mAh 
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 version 
  • Three Variants: Ice Lake, Black Sea and Blue ocean.

Realme 2 Pro Pricing :

Although the device sports excellent specifications, it is priced very aggressively. We may expect a one-second-sold-out-flash-sales on Flipkart for this product. Here are the prices of its variants,

  • 4GB RAM/ 64 GB ROM Variant – Priced at INR. 13990/-
  • 6GB RAM/ 64 GB ROM Variant – Priced at INR. 15990/-
  • 8GB RAM/ 128 GB ROM Variant – Priced at INR. 17990/-

Realme 2 Pro: Initial Impressions

Our primary point of interest in any phone is its performance – and as an extension, its processor. Realme 2 Pro sports a Snapdragon 660 processor which has a dedicated Artifical Intelligence Engine and claims to have improved networking and battery life – and naturally stands high on our list.

Design-wise, the first thing you will notice with the device is the water-drop notch which, although uninspired, looks beautiful. Realme really came through on what was said during the launch of their first mobile phone – that the design of their devices is high on their priority. The phone also doesn’t feel bulky or heavy and is comfortable to hold and looks good.

The Color UI still needs improvements and could be lighter. With our initial usage in the experience lounge, the phone isn’t blazing fast but the okay-ish. Maybe because of incomplete setup or the ColorOS 5.2 needs few optimizations. Camera output looked just fine. However, it is too soon to judge the device without a thorough review.

Realme C1: The Surprise!

There were leaks about the Realme 2 Pro earlier this week, but we were taken aback with a second phone launch at the event – the Realme C1. Madhav Sheth, CEO of Realme India claims the C1 to be a completely new line up with the entry-level smartphones. Here are the specifications and their pricing.


Realme C1: Specifications and Pricing

  • Display: 6.2 inch notch display
  • Storage: 2GB RAM + 16GB Internal Memory, Expandable storage up to 256 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Camera: 13MP + 2MP Rear Dual Camera and 5MP AI Front Camera
  • Battery: 4230 mAh
  • Price: Rs.6,999/- ( Introductory price)

Initial Impressions of the Realme C1

Realme C1 is clearly targeting the lower-price market, pitting itself directly against the Redmi 6A. And as we’ve mentioned in our post earlier, Realme is clearly aimed to compete with the Redmi series of Xiaomi. With an introductory price of Rs.6,999, Madhav states that this phone will be on sale from 11th October on Flipkart and will be having exciting offers during the Big Billion Days.

Offering a Snapdragon 450 at this price is really worth your money and though we cannot really complain at the price, a 2GB/16GB variant severely compromises the number of apps you use and the general performance of a phone. The recently launched Realme 2 is a good alternative if you’re looking for something in-between the two phones launched now.

During our hands-on with the device, we felt that the Realme C1, unlike the Realme 2 Pro, which still runs on Color 5.1 OS is better optimized for the device and seems fluid. The phone looks pretty basic but colorful. The camera is good and the battery of 4230 mAh is really a great offering in this price range. Can’t say more given we only spent a few minutes with the phone.

What do you think about the Realme 2 Pro and the Realme C1? Let us know in the comments.

Concluding the launch CEO Madhav Sheth, on the stage.

Written by Suryanarayana Murthy

Computer Grad. Web Nerd. Tech Enthusiast. I run this blog ?


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