Just three months after releasing the Realme 1, Oppo is announcing its successor the Realme 2.
The second member of Oppo’s Realme sub-brand adds a bigger 6.2-inch display with a notch and, interestingly, inferior 720x1520px resolution into a body that’s not perceptibly bigger than its predecessor.
There’s also a 24% larger 4,230mAh battery, which combined with AI Power Manager promises much improved endurance. Oppo claims up to 44 hours of call time, 18 hours of music playback and up to 10 hours of gaming.
The Oppo Realme 2 now has a dual 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 camera on the back, enabling Portrait mode shots. The front camera is still an 8MP f/2.2 shooter and is once again used for Face unlock.
But unlike the Oppo Realme 1, the Realme 2 has a fingerprint scanner on the back.
The Realme 2 has a Snapdragon 450 ticking inside with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage.
Software-wise the Realme 2 is still on Android 8.1 but offers a newer ColorOS version 5.1.
The Oppo Realme 2 will be available in a shimmering diamond pattern finish in either Red, Blue or Black. It will go on sale in Southeast Asia, including India, and the Middle East by the second half of the year.
In India, the price of the 3GB+32GB Realme 2 is INR 8,990 (110) while the 4GB+64GB model will cost INR 10,990 (130).
Oppo will hold the first Realme 2 sale on September 12 and will start selling the Diamond Blue in early October.