A new smartphone brand has emerged in Malaysian market and it’s Realme, a brand that is affiliated with OPPO. With the official launch in Malaysia, Realme introduces their three newest smartphones; the Realme 2, Realme 2 Pro and Realme C1.
The Realme 2 comes with a 6.2-inch super-view full screen, with slim bezels and a slightly thicker chin. It has a unique diamond-like design on its back where there is also the fingerprint scanner and on its front it has a notch that houses the front camera that supports facial unlock. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 450 processor with either 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage. The phone is shipped with ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 and has 4230mAh battery. Camera wise, the Realme 2 comes with a 8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and the rear holds a dual camera of 13MP and 2MP with f/2.2 and f/2.4 apertures. The camera on the Realme 2 supports AI Beauty, front camera HDR and Bokeh Mode.
The Realme 2 Pro is slightly bigger than the Realme 2 whereby it has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a dewdrop notch that houses the front camera. It supports dual sim and has a fingerprint sensor on the back that has a transparent glossy visual effect. It runs on a more powerful Snapdragon 660AIE processor compared to the Realme 2, and it has up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The smartphone comes with a 3500mAh battery but the cameras are better as the phone has a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual 16MP and 2MP rear cameras with f/1.7 aperture that supports 4K video recording and has five modes of Portrait Lighting.
The third smartphone that Realme introduces is the entry-level smartphone known as the Realme C1 that has similar display with the Realme 2, in addition to the same Snapdragon 450 processor and the 4230mAh battery. However, the C1 has only 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, which is expected of an entry-level smartphone. The smartphone is actually pretty similar to the Realme 2, with dual sim support, facial unlock and dual camera of 13MP and 2MP with f/2.2 and f/2.4 apertures. The difference between the Realme 2 and the Realme C1 is that there is no fingerprint unlock feature on the C1 and it also has a 5MP front camera which is not as good as the 8MP front camera in the Realme 2. Despite that, the C1 also supports AI Beauty, front camera HDR and Bokeh Mode.
Now, the Realme 2 comes in Diamond Red and Diamond Black, the Realme 2 Pro comes in Black Sea and Ice Lake and the Realme C1 comes in Navy Blue and Mirror Black. The Realme 2 comes at the price of RM 599 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant and RM 699 for the 4GB + 64GB storage variant. On the other hand, the Realme 2 Pro is priced at RM849 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, RM 949 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and RM 1099 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. Lastly, the Realme C1 can be purchased at the price of RM 449.
Realme also collaborated with Shopee and Lazada, whereby the Realme 2 Pro will be sold exclusively on Shopee in relevance with the Shopee’s 11.11 Big Sale with special prices from RM 799 and the Realme C1 will be sold on exclusively on Lazada from 22 November to 22 December for RM 399. On the other hand, the Realme 2 will be available from 24 November onwards at selected retail stores such as Vivid, Mobile to go, Seven mobile and DirectD.