After the successful launch of the Realme 2 in India, the OPPO sub-brand is now all set to launch the Realme 2 Pro in the country. Realme has sent out press invites to an upcoming launch event on September 26 and September 27.
Realme 2 Pro: Launch Date in India Set for September 27
The Realme 2 Pro will be launched in India on September 27th. No details regarding availability have surfaced online just yet, so we will need to wait until the formal launch to find out more. Realme partnered with Amazon.in as the exclusive retail partner for the Realme 1, while for the Realme 2 it joined hands with Flipkart. It remains to be seen if the Realme 2 Pro will be an Amazon-exclusive or if the company plans to continue working with Flipkart.
Realme 2 Pro: Expected Price in India
In an interview given to The Mobile Indian a few weeks back, Realme Chief Executive Officer Madhav Seth had claimed that the Realme 2 Pro will be more expensive than the Realme 1 but will be priced below the Rs.20,000 mark. We can expect the top-end variant of the Realme 2 Pro to be priced somewhere around Rs.17,000. The base variant, on the other hand, might start at somewhere around Rs.12,000. It will be taking on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi Mi A2, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and other popular budget Android smartphones available under Rs.20,000 in India currently.
Realme 2 Pro: Specifications, Features
The Realme 2 Pro is expected to come with a similar notched display as the Realme 2, boasting a significantly improved screen-to-body ratio compared to the Realme 1. However, instead of the HD+ resolution on the Realme 2, the Realme 2 Pro is expected to feature Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. In terms of performance, the Realme 2 Pro is likely to be a major upgrade over the Realme 2. While the Realme 2 runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor with an Adreno 506 GPU, rumors suggest the upcoming Realme 2 Pro might run on a Snapdragon 660 or Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor under the hood. In the memory department, the smartphone could come equipped with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For further expansion, the Realme 2 Pro is expected to include a microSD card slot as well.
Moving on to optics, the Realme 2 Pro will no doubt feature dual cameras at the rear with AI-backed features like intelligent scene detection, portrait mode, and more. On the front, we can expect the smartphone to feature a more impressive selfie snapper than the 8MP unit on the Realme 2. In case the Realme 2 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 6XX chipset under the hood, we can expect it to offer all the modern connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Dual 4G VoLTE. For biometric authentication, the Realme 2 Pro could come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well as Face Unlock support. Battery life is another area where the Realme 2 Pro is expected to be an impressive offer. Realme 2 comes with a large 4230mAh capacity battery, so we are hopeful of seeing a similar-sized battery inside the Realme 2 Pro as well. Additionally, the “Pro” model could come with fast charging support too. In terms of software, the Realme 2 Pro will probably debut with the Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1 version out of the box.