The highly popular Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1 Android smartphones will be finally available on open sale in India starting at 00:00 hours tonight. Both the smartphones were so far sold via flash sales on Flipkart, which made it difficult for some fans to purchase them. Now that the Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1 will be available on open sale, it would be much easier for Realme fans to purchase them. The company has also confirmed that it will be updating its entire smartphone portfolio to Android Pie by the end of Q2 2019.
Realme 2 Pro, Realme C1 Open Sale on Flipkart Starting Today
The Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1 open sale on Flipkart will begin at 00:00 hours tonight. As most of you may be aware, the Realme 2 Pro starts at INR 13,990 for the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at INR 15,990, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant costs INR 17,990. Flipkart is offering 10% instant discount on Mastercard debit/ATM and credit cards for customers making their first online payment as well as 5% off on Axis Bank Buzz credit cards. Customers can also get assured buyback value by paying an additional INR 99. Jio subscribers can avail benefits worth INR 4,450 and up to 1.1TB data on a minimum recharge of INR 198 or 299.
Realme C1, on the other hand, comes in a single variant with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The smartphone was launched in India at INR 6,999 but its price was hiked to INR 7,999 a few weeks back. Just like the Realme 2 Pro, Flipkart customers who have not made any online payment so far can get a 10% instant discount on the smartphone using a Mastercard debit or credit card. Axis Bank Buzz credit card holders can get 5% off on the smartphone, although the maximum discount per card is capped at just INR 200. While the Reliance Jio offer is applicable on the Realme C1 as well, Flipkart does not offer a buyback guarantee policy for the entry-level smartphone.
Realme Smartphones to Receive Android Pie Update by June 2019
Last month, Realme India confirmed the Android 9 Pie update for Realme 1 and Realme 2 smartphones. However, the company did not specify exactly when the stable update will arrive. Replying to a user query regarding the Android Pie update for the Realme 2 Pro, Realme India has confirmed on Twitter that its smartphones will get the update in Q1/Q2 2019. More updates regarding the company’s Android Pie update plans will apparently be shared on its social media handles in the future. We can expect the Realme 1 and Realme 2 to be among the first Realme smartphones to receive the Pie update in the first quarter of 2019. The Realme C1, on the other hand, will likely receive the update in the second quarter of 2019.
Hey, our Realme smartphones up to date will get Android Pie in Q1 / Q2 2019. Keep an eye on our social media handles for more updates on the same.?
— Realme India Support (@RealmeCareIn) December 8, 2018
Unlike its parent brand OPPO, Realme has laid emphasis on providing consistent software support to all its smartphones. The company rolled out the ColorOS 5.2 update for the Realme 1 last month and is expected to push the update for the Realme 2 by the end of this month. Realme has also rolled out new ColorOS 5.2 updates for the Realme 2 Pro.