The popular Realme 2 Pro budget Android smartphone today made an appearance on the Geekbench benchmarking platform running on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system. Going by the Geekbench listing, it looks like the stable Pie update for the handset may be around the corner.
Realme 2 Pro Android Pie Update Arriving Soon?
Last month, the company confirmed that it plans to roll out Android Pie to the Realme 2 Pro, Realme U1, Realme 2, and Realme C1 smartphones in the first half of 2019. Since the Realme 2 Pro is currently the most expensive smartphone sold by the company, we expect it to be among the first Realme smartphones to receive the stable update. Realme is expected to begin rolling out the stable Pie update for the Realme 1 and Realme 2 smartphones in the first quarter of the year. It is possible that the Realme 2 Pro will also be updated to Android Pie before the end of March. Owners of other Realme smartphones, however, may need to wait until the second quarter of the year to receive the Android 9.0 update.
As for performance, the Realme 2 Pro running Android 9.0 Pie scored an impressive 1,453 points in the single-core test and 5,438 points in the multi-core test. Since the update appears to have been optimized quite well already, it probably will not take very long for the company to start pushing the stable update to users. However, no official confirmation regarding an imminent rollout has arrived so far. Once the update is ready to be rolled out, we expect Realme CEO Madhav Sheth to confirm the same on his Twitter page.
Announced in September last year, the Realme 2 Pro is one of the few budget Android smartphones on sale in India to feature a Dewdrop notch display. It runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 660 AIE processor, which makes it more powerful than most of its rivals. The Realme 2 Pro also boasts a 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup on the back and an AI-powered 16MP selfie snapper on the front. Some of its other key features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a dedicated microSD card slot, and a 3500mAh battery.