The Realme 2 smartphone has now been unveiled in Jakarta and Malaysia to thunderous applause. Here are the Realme 2 price and offers, as well as its official tech briefing and full specifications!
Who Is Realme?
Created by OPPO as a sub-brand, Realme recently became an independent brand. Realme Southeast Asia Marketing Director, Josef Wang, gave a quick overview of Realme as a new smartphone brand, and how well they did in their first market – India.
Realme Interview Session
We also had the opportunity to grill Realme’s Josef Wang and Felix Christian about their ties with OPPO and the three new Realme smartphones that they just revealed!
The Official Realme 2 Tech Briefing
The Realme 2 smartphone is a more premium version of the Realme C1 smartphone. Designed with the tagline “Power Meets Style” in mind, the Realme 2 boasts more elaborate craftsmanship than is usually seen in its market segment.
It is currently in its original Indonesian, but we are in the process of dubbing it in English, so check back later for the English translation!
Realme 2 Specifications
- 720 x 1520 pixels
- 19:9 aspect ratio, 271 ppi
|Operating System||Android 8.1 with ColorOS 5.1|
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|Processor||8 x ARM Cortex A53 cores (up to 1.8 GHz)|
|Graphics Processor||Qualcomm Adreno 506|
|Memory||3 GB / 4 GB RAM|
|Storage||32 GB / 64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
|Front Camera||8 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens|
|Rear Camera||13 MP image sensor with f/2.2 lens
2 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 lens
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, Rear-mounted|
|Other Sensors||Light Sensor, G-sensor, Acceleration sensor, Magnetic induction, Proximity Sensor|
|Battery||4,230 mAh lithium-ion battery|
|Dimensions||75.6 mm wide
156.2 mm tall
8.2 mm thick
|Available Colours||Diamond Black, Diamond Red, Diamond Blue|
Realme 2 Price + Offers
Here are the Realme 2 price list and offers in Indonesia and Malaysia!
Sales began at 11 AM on 16 October 2018, with the following Realme 2 price list :
- 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : Rp 1,999,000 (~US$ 131 / ~£100 / ~RM 545)
- 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : Rp 2,299,000 (~US$ 158 / ~£120 / ~RM 655)
Sales will begin on 24 November 2018, with the following Realme 2 price list :
- 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage : RM 599 (~US$ 144 / ~£109)
- 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage : RM 699 (~US$ 168 / ~£128)
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Realme 2 Key Features
Here is a summary of its key features :
2.5D Composite Multi-Laminate Back Panel
The Realme 2 features a diamond-inspired back cover made from a composite material with multiple glass-like layers that are scratch- and wear-resistant. It is also optically-coated to deliver a refractive lustre.
Notch Full Screen
The Realme 2 has a 6.2-inch Notch Full Screen, with 88.8% screen-to-body ratio. Thanks to its bezel-less design, it offers a 17% larger view for gaming and multitasking.
Long-lasting 4,230mAh Battery
The Realme 2 has a large 4,230 mAh battery that is managed by their AI Power Master software to provide all-day endurance, by intelligently suspending inactive apps and processes to minimise power consumption. Here are the results of Realme’s lab tests :
|Normal Network Calls||44 hours|
|Music Playing (WiFi)||18 hours|
|Video Playback (WiFi)||15 hours|
|Gaming (WiFi)||10 hours|
|Surfing the Internet (WiFi)||18 hours|
AI Power Manager
Without affecting smooth working of apps, AI Power Manager automatically optimises the power consumption of apps and controls the number of active processor cores.
- App-Freezing Power Saver: Smartly restricts apps running in background to reduce overall power consumption and extend battery life. On average this feature allows the applications to save power by 5%-11%, and it can also be manually adjusted.
- Quick App Freezing: AI Power Manager can put the background apps in the quick-freezing folder to effectively cut off the frequent and meaningless mutual wake-up between apps to save power. Laboratory data: About 5% energy saved per 24 hours compared to mobile phones without turning on app-freezing.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is an octa-core processor built on the 14 nm process technology, and runs at 1.8 GHz.[adrotate group=”2″]
- Efficient, low power consumption with the ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores that consumes less power, and employs an efficient performance boosting feature;
- Its GPU is 25% faster in image rendering, with 30% lower power consumption than the Snapdragon 435.
Memory + Storage
The Realme 2 in two variants – 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of storage, or 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage. It can be upgraded with a microSD card of up to 256 GB in capacity.
The Realme 2 has an AI-powered dual camera in the rear. It consists of a 13 MP camera paired with a 2 MP depth sensor, that is capable of recording 1080p videos. In the front, it has an 8 MP selfie camera that supports Portrait Mode, and AI Beauty Selfies.
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