New smartphone brand Realme unveiled yesterday its product lineup for Southeast Asia in a launch event held in Indonesia. Carrying the tagline “Proud to be Young,” Realme is focused on becoming a smartphone brand that appeals to the younger generation.
Combining a youthful design and competitive specs, Realme boasts how its products have inspired and attracted millions of users in India, and now its flagship products, Realme 2 and Realme 2Pro, are expected to have the same reception in Asia. (If the design and features seem familiar to you, it’s because the company is an OPPO sub-brand.)
Realme 2 has a 6.2-inch super-view full notch screen with a resolution of 1,520 × 720 and 19:9 aspect ratio. Through a more compact arrangement of the earpiece, the front camera, and the light sensor, coupled with the ultra-narrow 2.05mm bezel and upgraded dispensing process, the screen bezel is further narrowed by 16 percent, achieving a screen-to-body ratio of 88.8 percent.
Made of 2.5D nanoscale composite material, the back cover produces a diamond-like effect of light and shadow. It’s available in colors Red Diamond, Blue Diamond, and Black Diamond.
By adjusting the curvature of the middle frame and optimizing the design details, Realme 2’s back battery cover also uses 12 layers of nanoscale sheet laminates, making it more scratch and water-resistant.
Realme 2 comes with a 4,230mAh large battery and an AI Power Manager to provide a promised long battery life of 44 hours. The rear camera features 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel cameras with optimized portrait mode, giving clearer profiles and a more natural bokeh background.
Built with the AI Beauty 2.0 algorithm, the 8-megapixel front camera enables differentiated beautification of men and women in the same photo. It can identify 296 face recognition points and, through AI algorithms, recognize the gender, age, skin tone and even skin type of characters in photos, and subsequently offer personalized beauty solutions.
Realme 2 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, advanced 14nm process technology, and a CPU clock speed of 1.8GHz with two storage capacity versions of 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM.
Realme 2 Pro
Realme 2 Pro has a 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, which is similar to holding a conventional 5.5-inch phone with a 16:9 screen. Its back cover has a sectional lamination of 13-15 atomic layers. The back cover features an arc that fits the palm and delivers a glass-like feeling. Realme 2 Pro comes in colors Black Sea, Blue Ocean, and Ice Lake.
It carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor that features high-performance and low power consumption, Adreno 512 GPU, and Qualcomm All-Ways Aware sensor hub and HVX, as well as built-in AI engine. All of these combined promises an extremely smooth and real AI experience.
This smartphone is equipped with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM and supports 256GB microSD card extension. It also offers 4GB + 64GB / 6GB + 64GB options at more affordable prices. This phone has a 3,500mAh battery that’s coupled with AI sleep mode that smartly senses in what circumstances users are using the phone to make sure you eke out as much from the battery as possible.
Realme 2 Pro has 16-megapixel rear dual cameras with the primary camera equipped with an IMX398 sensor, which supports dual-core focusing, f/1.7 aperture, and 6P lens. The secondary camera is mainly tasked with measuring the spatial distance of photographed objects in the portrait mode. It also comes with a 16-megapixel front camera and f/2.0 large aperture that brings more light, ensuring more distinctive selfie pictures. Realme 2 Pro also has the new AI beauty 2.0 feature, which offers eight million personalized beautification solutions.
This phone runs on an Android 8.1-based Colour OS 5.2 AI system and it is built with a super cleaning feature that can remove junk files, Game Space that is designed to guarantee excellent gaming experience, all-round safety guard, smart driving, AI board, Google Assistant, Smart Scan, and more.
Realme C1 is a smartphone brings an appealing feature set for what the company is calling an “entry-level” device. It features a “Mega Display” 6.2-inch screen with a Full HD 1080p resolution and a screen ratio of up to 88 percent. Additionally, it has a “Mega Battery” with a 4,230mAh capacity that can support up to 18 hours of music playbacks with a Wi-Fi connection, videos playback for up to 15 hours, or 10 hours of gaming.
It is supported by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor which speeds up graphics rendering up to 25 percent and saves up to 30 percent of power. It comes in a 2GB of RAM + 16GB ROM configuration. In terms of appearance, Realme C1 comes with a reflective design with the outer panel made up of 12 layers of Corning Gorilla Glass and shielded nano composite materials. It looks like a mirror that reflects light from the users’ movements.
Realme says the brand is coming soon to the Philippines with suggested retail prices and availability to be announced at a later date.