Realme has increased the prices of its two popular budget phones in India: Realme 2 and Realme C1. The price hike was indicated by CEO Madhav Sheth a few days ago, and now both the Realme 2 and Realme C1 come with the updated pricing. The reason for the change in pricing is directly linked due to the sliding rupee.
Of these, Realme C1 is the most recent launch, and was unveiled in October alongside Realme 2 Pro. This budget phone was available for a price of Rs 6,999, though the revised listing shows a price of Rs 7,999, an increase by Rs 1,000. A similar change had also been implemented for Realme 2, that was launched at a starting price of Rs 8,999. The new starting price, set for the 4GB RAM variant, now stands at Rs 9,499, a hike of Rs 500. Flipkart, though, mentions an unchanged price of Rs 10,999 for Realme 2’s 6GB RAM option.
Of these, Realme 2 was launched in September, and features a 6.2-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) In-Cell display with a screen aspect ratio of 19:9. It comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 88.8 percent, and sports a rectangular notch on top. Realme 2 is based on ColorOS 5.1 over and above Android 8.1 Oreo, runs the Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with Adreno 506 GPU, as well as a 4230mAh battery.
Storage configurations of the phone include 4GB/6GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal memory and expandable support of up to 256GB. Realme 2 comes with a dual rear camera setup, that is vertically stacked. This configuration includes a 13MP primary camera of f/2.2 aperture, as well as a 2MP secondary camera having f/2.4 aperture. Up front, the phone ships an 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and Face Unlock support.