[Exclusive]: Realme 2 set to launch in India soon

“The Realme 2 is expected to alleviate some of the biggest gripes we had with its predecessor”

Just last month, Realme spun-off from its parent brand OPPO to cater to the millennial audience. The brand had stated that it’ll be focusing on the Indian market, and also introduce useful software features on its devices And now, in an exclusive interaction with the company’s CEO Madhav Sheth, 91mobiles has learned more about the company’s roadmap. He divulged the fact that the brand is planning three to four launches in the FY 2018-19. He however, reiterated the fact that Realme will play in the affordable territory, with all its smartphones priced between Rs 5,000 and 20,000.

Realme 1 (the photo is for representative purposes)

Sheth also mentioned that the company will be launching a new handset soon. Its first offering as an independent entity and second smartphone after the Realme 1 (review) will aptly be dubbed the Realme 2 and will launch within a month. The handset will be priced affordably, just like its previous iteration. 

While Sheth didn’t reveal the specs of the upcoming handset, he did mention that the Realme 2 is set to alleviate some of the biggest gripes we had with its predecessor. This means we might see a fingerprint scanner and probably dual shooters at the back of the phone. Upon asking whether the smartphone will use MediaTek chipset just like its predecessor, the Realme 1, he hinted that the company will opt for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC. 

Realme 1 (the photo is for representative purposes)

To recap, the Realme 1 is the most affordable smartphone in India with the Helio P60 SoC. It features a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,160 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. For imaging, the handset features a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8MP selfie shooter. The phone is available in three variants of 3GB RAM, 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM, which ship with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage, respectively. A 3,410mAh battery fuels the package. The pricing of the Realme 1 starts at Rs 8,999 and goes all the way up to Rs 14,999.

With inputs from Keshav Khera and Mukesh Singh 

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