Realme, which started off as an online-only brand focused on the Indian market, made its foray into the Indonesian smartphone market last month by launching the Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro smartphones there. The company has now launched three of its latest smartphones in neighboring Malaysia. Realme will be selling the Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro, and Realme C1 smartphones through its online store in the country. Just like in India, Realme has priced all three smartphones competitively in Malaysia as well, which should help make them at least somewhat popular among consumers in the multi-ethnic country.
Realme 2, 2 Pro, and Realme C1 Launch in Malaysia
The entry-level Realme C1 has been priced at RM 449 in Malaysia, which converts to INR 7,800 approximately. Realme 2 has been priced at RM599 (INR 10,500 approx.) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage version, while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version has been priced at RM 699 (INR 12,200 approx.). Realme 2 Pro starts at RM 849 (INR 14,800 approx.) for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB version, while the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version is priced at RM 949 (INR 16,500 approx.). The top-end 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version of the Realme 2 Pro has been priced at RM 1099 (INR 19,100 approx.).
Apart from the official Realme online store in Shopee Malaysia, the three Realme smartphones will also be available on Lazada Malaysia with some special offers. Starting from November 22, the Realme C1 will be available for just RM 399 on Lazada. Realme 2 Pro, on the other hand, will be available at discounted prices at the 11.11 Big Sale on Shopee Malaysia. Realme 2, on the other hand, will go on sale in Malaysia starting November 24.
Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro, and Realme C1 Key Features
The Realme 2 is a budget Android smartphone featuring a large 6.2-inch IPS LCD notched display with 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution. It runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, paired with up to 4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the smartphone includes up to 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for further expansion. Moving on to optics, the Realme 2 comes with a 13MP + 2 MP dual-camera setup at the rear and an 8MP snapper on the front. One of its main selling points is the large 4230mAh capacity non-removable battery, which delivers impressive stamina.
Realme 2 Pro is the company’s most expensive smartphone so far. It features a 6.3-inch Dewdrop notch display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The Realme 2 Pro runs on a 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor, which gives it an edge over most other budget Android smartphones. Rest of its key features include a 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear, 16MP selfie camera, 3500mAh capacity battery, and a dedicated microSD card slot.
Realme’s most affordable smartphone is the C1, which shares quite a few key features in common with the Realme 2. It sports a similar 6.2-inch notched display with 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution and runs on the same octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset. In the camera department, Realme C1 comes equipped with a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup on the back and a 5MP snapper on the front. Other key features of the Realme C1 include a 4230mAh capacity battery and a microSD card slot for further expansion. All three Realme smartphones have a fingerprint sensor at the rear and run on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.