The RealMe 2 Pro offers more for low cost


As premium phones get more expensive past the 1000 dollar mark, some brands have targeted the market with cheaper devices with impressive designs and specifications. The RealMe Pro 2 is one of these devices. RealMe is a sub-brand of Oppo the Chinese smartphone maker and borrows many features from recently released Oppo phones. They’ve released models of the RealMe before for example the RealMe 1 and RealMe 2 that didn’t capture the public eye but RealMe 2 Pro seems to have stood out with a great design at low cost.

The RealMe 2 Pro is housed in a poly-carbon body with Dewdrop that essentially gives a glass finish. It presents a nice implementation of the notch similar to what the Essential phone used and a small chin at the bottom of the phone. RealMe website claims the phone has a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio which should provide thin bezels and more screen.

The phone has a 2340 by 1080, Full HD+ display with 408 pixel-per-inch with the front-facing 16 mega-pixel camera, front speaker and Light & Distance sensors crammed at the very top of the screen.

RealMe Pro NotchOn the back, it has two camera sensors one a 16 mega-pixel with f/1.7 aperture and a 2 mega-pixel with f/2.4 aperture. The fingerprint sensor is also located at the back.

RealMe Pro 2 BackInternal specifications include the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor known for impressive power efficiency with Adreno 512 GPU, 4GB RAM for the 64GB model, 6GB RAM for the 64GB model and 8GB RAM for 128GB model, all with expandable storage via micro-SD card. It runs on ColorOS the Oppo Android skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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RealMe Pro 2 Software
RealMe Pro 2 Software (Credits: GSMArena)

ColorOS is far from stock Android but presents many features on board including AI available in stock applications like camera for optimizing camera shots and gallery for easy sorting of pictures taken based on what is present in the pictures. The phone also comes with a 3500mAh battery.

The RealMe 2 Pro comes in three colors including Blue Ocean, Black Sea and Ice Lake and will be available for purchase first in India on Flipkart on October 11th starting at ₹13,990 roughly $192.83 (US Dollars)