Oppo Realme 2 Announced With a Larger Screen and Battery

Oppo’s Realme brand was launched just a few months ago with the debut of the Realme 1 to compete with the Xiaomi’s Redmi.

Realme 1 no doubt offered great value for money with the specifications that it offered. However, its reign was short-lived and has now been replaced with the new Realme 2 which was launched earlier today.

Design and Display

The design of the Realme 2 is nothing much to talk about. It features the same plastic back and frame as its predecessor with the nice looking diamond texture from the Realme 1. It comes in 3 colors; Diamond Black, Diamond Red, and Diamond Blue.

Oppo Realme 2 6.2 Notch

The fingerprint scanner was completely missing from its predecessor so it’s nice to see an actually useful feature on its successor.

Oppo Realme 2

The display has also been tweaked. It is now a larger 6.2-inch panel but with a lower resolution. While the Realme 1 came with a Full HD+ screen, the Realme 2 is only available with a 720p HD+ screen (1520×720). There’s also a notch this time around which does seem a bit unnecessary.

Hardware

On the hardware side of things, you get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset. The processor is also one of the departments where the Realme 2 sees a downgrade as its predecessor came with a MediaTek Helio P60 which is arguably a better processor.

As for the RAM and storage, you get to choose from two options. Either a 3GB+32GB option or a 4GB+64GB option. Unfortunately, there’s no microSD card available to expand the storage so you’re stuck with whatever you choose.

Cameras

Where the Realme 2 does see some improvements is in the camera department. On the Realme 1 you only had a single rear-facing camera but with the Realme 2, you now have dual rear-facing cameras.

Oppo Realme 2 Dual Camera

Realme 2 comes with a combination of a 13MP sensor (f/2.2 aperture) and a 2MP sensor (f/2.4) for portrait shots. The front camera is still the old 8MP unit that is also used for face unlock.

Battery and Price

The battery has been bumped up by 24% and the Realme 2 now comes with a 4,230 mAh battery. The battery size is amazing in this price segment, to say the least, and will ensure that the Realme 2 gets great standby and usage times.

The 3GB+32GB variant has been priced at $129 (approx PKR 15,900) whereas the 4GB+64GB variant has been priced at $155 (approx PKR 19,900). Expect the phone to launch in Pakistan soon, owing to its budget nature.

Oppo Realme 2 Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.1
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
  • Display:
    • 6.2” 18:9 LCD with 720p HD+ (1520 x 720) resolution
  • Memory
    • RAM: 3/4/GB
    • Internal: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: No
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP, f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 + LED flash
    • Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.2, facial unlock
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, audio-jack
  • Battery: 4,230 mAh
  • Price: $129 (3 GB), $160 (4 GB), $200


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