Realme 2 With Display Notch, Dual Cameras Teased on Official Website; India Launch Expected on August 26

The Realme 2, sources say, is quite similar to the Oppo F7, and yet looks a lot like the Realme 1 in its rear panel design.

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Realme has teased its new smartphone, deliberately or otherwise, on its website today, and the poster was taken down soon after it was put up. The Realme brand has parted with its parent organization Oppo and was expected to launch the Realme 2 soon, with Realme 1 becoming a huge success within a short time. The company has not said anything about the new product, but here’s what we know.

Realme 2: Teaser Poster

Realme on its official website put up a poster of a new phone today, with the phone showing only in its upper half, and with a brief accompanying text that reads: ‘A Notch Above’. While the pun is appreciated, we were looking for more than just a slight tease from Realme, since news of its upcoming smartphone to be called Realme 2 is already out.

The poster was taken down soon after it was seen on the website, meaning that either the company had not intended to reveal the poster just yet, or that it is playing smart in a hide-and-seek game. Whatever the case, at least some specs and features of the new Realme 2 now stand exposed.

Realme 2: Leaked Specifications

The new Realme 2 poster on the official website of the company revealed a small notch, a tall display design, a dual rear camera in a horizontal setup, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that we had not seen on the Realme 1.

Also, the phone seems to stick to the same diamond-cut rear panel finish as the Realme 1, and the poster showed the phone in a shiny blue colour, so we have at least one colour option confirmed now. Insofar as the rest of the specs are concerned, we expect the phone to be a slight but not substantial improvement over the Realme 1, since it is also to be priced in the mid-range smartphone segment.

Realme 2: Launch Date

Source: Slashleaks

The Realme 2, it has been mentioned in the Slashleaks, will launch on August 26 in India, and is very similar to the Oppo F7. We can expect a pricing upward of Rs 18,000 then, since the Oppo F7 sells for no less than Rs 19,990 in 64GB storage variant, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Realme packs in some superb camera gear and a fast Snapdragon chipset.

Realme 1: Specifications, Features

Realme 1 is a new smartphone itself and has made quite a place for itself in the Indian mid-range smartphone market. It sports a 6-inch Full HD display and does not get the notch design, so it follows the 18:9 aspect ratio. Powered by a 2GHz Mediatek Helio P60 octa-core processor, the handset comes in three RAM options: 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB.

It boots the Android 8.1 oreo and has single-sensor front and rear cameras. The cameras are AI-powered, so can take portrait pictures and also provide the Face Unlock feature. The Realme 1 sells for as little as Rs 8,999 in India, but that may not be the case with Realme 2.

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Coming from a background in journalism, Sharjeel (not Ahmed) is curious about consumer technology. He thinks Xiaomi is taking over the world, and he is excited about it. He has written feature stories and news reports for Telangana Today, Times of India, Metro India, and a couple of other publications. He tweets at @Sharjeel314, and writes short fiction when armtwisted by his wife.