Realme 2 launched in India: Cheapest notch-screen display at Rs 8,990

Realme 2
Realme, which was a sub-brand of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo until July 30, 2018, has launched the second iteration of its value-for-money smartphone in India on August 28. Named Realme 2, the smartphone has a gradient design, similar to the 'Diamond black' version of the first-generation device, and comes in three colour variants -- Diamond red, Diamond blue, Diamond black, while the plain 'solar red' version is given a miss. 

However, compared to its predecessor, the Realme 2 features an all-new notch screen design, an improved camera module with dual rear cameras, a larger 4230mAh battery and Snapdragon 450 processor instead of the Helio P60 AI processor.

The Realme 2 sports a 6.2-inch (1520x720 pixels) screen with 88.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio and is the cheapest phone to feature a 19:9 notch screen.     

Imaging is taken care of by dual cameras on the rear which feature a 13-megapixel primary sensor with a 2MP depth-sensing lens for bokeh and portrait shots. The selfie camera is powered by an 8MP lens with f/2.0 aperture and has AI Beautification 2.0, Front Camera HDR, Bokeh Mode.

Realme 2 has got a larger 4,230 mAh cell as compared to the 3410mAH battery of Realme 1 and the company claims that the phone will last a day of moderate usage.

The 'Diamond Black' and 'Diamond Red' colour options will go on sale on September 4 at 12 pm, exclusively on Flipkart, while the 'Diamond Blue' option will go on sale around October. 

As far as offers are concerned, HDFC Bank credit and debit card holders will get a Rs 750 flat discount while Jio users will get 120GB additional data and Rs. 2,200 cashback in form of vouchers.