Realme is slowly turning into a household brand.
In fact, it started with Realme – a smartphone that sold over a million units with no marketing and very little hype.
Then, last month, Realme 2 was launched. It garnered close to half a million sales in a couple of weeks.
And now, as the company grows, we have two more smartphones launched on September 27th, at the Leela in Delhi.
They are the Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1.
The first device is Realme 2 Pro. Indicative of the name, it adds a “pro” touch to the smartphone by integrating solid hardware underneath.
In fact, the Realme 2 Pro ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip. And this chip is engineered to make the device function smoother and faster.
It also embeds AI engine and enhanced graphics improving the performance of the device as much as 30%.
As I held the Realme 2 Pro at the event, I noticed the 6.2-inch FHD+ display, with a 16-megapixel sensor on both the front and fear camera. Then there is a waterdrop notch adding depth to the design.
Clearly, with the new Realme 2 Pro, the company has hit all key points in pleasing its quickly-growing consumer base.
For now, there are three variants of this smartphone:
Realme 2 Pro will ship in three colours: Ice Lake, Blue Ocean, Black Sea. It will be available on October 11 via Flipkart.
Additional specs detail: You have a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device. The smartphone runs ColorOS 5.2 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo with a dual-SIM support. It ships with a 3500mAh internal battery.
For most folks, spending anything above Rs. 10000 for a smartphone may not be feasible. This is where Realme enters with yet another entry-level smartphone.
Labelled Realme C1, it is perhaps the first notch phone under Rs. 7000.
For its price, the device features solid specs, beating other budget-range smartphones not just in terms of design but also performance.
With 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, Real C1 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, dual camera with 13-megapixel rear sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.
And the battery? A fat 4230mAh.
Additional specs detail: The phone will run the same OS, the Android Oreo 8.1, along with the same ColorOS 5.2 skin that is found on all other Realme devices. Fingerprint sensor is available including the now-popular face unlock option.
Display is 6.2-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1520×720. The front facing camera features a 5MP sensor instead of the 8MP selfie camera on the Realme 2.
There are no devices with these specs at the current price. For example, if you look at the 8GB+128GB model of Realme Pro 2, and compare it with other devices, you will notice the price difference.
Same goes with the new Realme C1 device. For everything offered, with the affordable price of Rs. 7000, the smartphone stands out.
Both the devices are targeted towards youth. They have decent cameras and features the latest design. Plus, buyers will be glad to know the sale will include cashbacks and other offers when it launches on October 11th.
Overall, Realme manages to impress the consumers with its price and specs. These devices, for now, are stronger and affordable — perfect for the consumers in India.