The budget handset from Oppo’s ‘independent’ sub-brand called Realme has seen a great welcome in Indonesia. The handset had come to India in September, and soon the Realme 2 Pro was also launched, challenging mid-range phones, while the Realme 2 heated up the battle in the budget segment. Today, Realme Indonesia tweeted that as many as 15,000 units of the Realme 2 were sold in the first flash sale held in Indonesia, and that too within just ten minutes of the sale beginning. The sale was held yesterday, and the next Realme flash sale is for the Realme 2 Pro, scheduled for October 23. Read on for details.
Realme 2 Sold Out, Realme 2 Pro First Sale Soon in Indonesia
The Realme 2 handset created a record of sorts, according to Realme Indonesia at least. The brand tweeted that the Realme 2 sold 15,000 in ten minutes, as recorded from the first flash sale for the handset at Lazada e-store in Indonesia. The next flash sale for the Realme 2 is on October 24, but before that, the Realme 2 Pro will go on its first flash sale in Indonesia, at the same Lazada online mall, on October 23. The price of the Realme 2 in Indonesia is Rp (Indonesian Rupiah) 1,999,000 for the 3GB RAM variant, and Rp 2,399,000 for the 4GB RAM variant. The Realme 2 Pro will go on its first sale at Rp 2,899,000 for the 4GB RAM variant, Rp 3,299,000 for the 6GB RAM model, and Rp 3,699,000 for the 8GB RAM option.
Wow, rekor terbaru di Lazada! Sebanyak 15,000 happy consumer telah mendapatkan Realme 2 hanya dalam waktu 10 menit hari ini. Realme 2 akan hadir kembali di LazMall pada 24 Oktober jam 11.00 WIB. Rajin-rajin cek disini ya: https://t.co/uqPb0lYH6J #Realme #PowerMeetsStyle pic.twitter.com/kaXSbs9HbJ
— Realme Indonesia (@RealmeIndonesia) October 16, 2018
Key Features and Specs of Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro
At first glance, the Realme 2 and the Realme 2 Pro look somewhat similar, except for the waterdrop notch on the Pro model. The Realme 2 has a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a regular notch and 19:9 aspect ratio, while the Realme 2 Pro gets a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a waterdrop notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. While both are IPS LCDs, the Pro model gets a high 409 pixels per inch pixel density, and hence is far superior in display quality to the Realme 2, which has a pixel density of 271 ppi. Both handsets get Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Color OS 5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and octa-core Snapdragon chipsets. The Realme 2 Pro has a superior Snapdragon 660 chipset, while the Realme 2 gets a Snapdragon 450 processor. Both phones get dual-SIM 4G support with a dedicated slot for microSD card.
The Realme 2 has two variants: 3GB RAM plus 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage. The Realme 2 Pro offers a solid 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, a 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, and a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. Both handsets get a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, but the Realme 2 looks much better than its Pro cousin, thanks to its diamond-cut glass finish back panel, while the Realme 2 has a regular plastic back that looks only average. The Realme 2 Pro provides Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy and dual-band WiFi, both missing on the Realme 2, and a microUSB 2.0 is common to both handsets. The battery is larger on the Realme 2, a non-removable 4230mAh unit sans fast charging, while the Realme 2 Pro sports a 3500mAh battery with 10W fast charging.