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Realme Q2, Realme Q2 Pro and Realme Q2i launched in China: price, specifications

On: October 13, 2020

Last September, Realme unveiled the Realme Q smartphone in China. It was a rebranded edition of the Realme 5 Pro (review). After launching a couple of X-series and V-series smartphones in China this year, the company today unveiled the Realme Q2 lineup. The series includes three handsets – the Realme Q2i entry-level 5G smartphone, and the Realme Q2 5G and Realme Q2 Pro 5G mid-rangers.

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The Q2 and Q2 Pro are driven by the new Dimensity 800U 5G-enabled chipset. Other features include 48-megapixel main cameras and up to 65W fast charging. The Q2i features a waterdrop notch screen, 13-megapixel triple rear cameras, and a huge battery with fast charging support.

Realme Q2i 5G specifications and features

Realme Q2i Silver and Blue

The Realme Q2i has arrived as the cheapest 5G phone in China

The Realme Q2i 5G has a 6.52-inch IPS LCD screen that supports HD+ resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It draws power from the Dimensity 720 chipset and 4GB of RAM. The handset offers users with 128GB of native storage and a microSD card slot for more storage. The 5,000mAh battery of the Realme Q2i supports 18W fast charging.

The rear-facing triple camera system of the Realme Q2i has an f/2.2 13-megapixel main shooter, a 2-megapixel macro camera with 4cm focal length, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, it has a front 8-megapixel camera. The smartphone comes with other features such as a rear-positioned fingerprint scanner, dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Realme Q2 5G and Realme Q2 Pro 5G specifications and features

Realme Q2 Pro (left) and Realme Q2 (right)

The Realme Q2 Pro (left) and Realme Q2 (right) mid-range 5G phones

The Realme Q2 has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD screen that offers full HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 120Hz refresh rate. On the other hand, the Realme Q2 Pro has a 6.4-inch S-AMOLED display that delivers a 1080 x 2400 pixels full HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, a 60Hz refresh rate, and up to 180Hz touch sampling rate. The Q2 Pro’s display is integrated with a fingerprint sensor. Both displays feature a punch-hole design and are safeguarded by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The Q2 and Q2 Pro are powered by a Dimensity 800U chipset and they ship with up to 8GB of LPPDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The Realme Q2 has a 5,000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support, and the Q2 Pro has a 4,300mAh battery that is equipped with 65W fast charging support.

The Realme Q2 5G and Q2 Pro 5G have 16-megapixel front cameras. The Realme Q2 Pro’s quad camera system has a 48-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with 119-degree FOV, a 2-megapixel macro lens with 4cm focal length, and a 2-megapixel B&W portrait sensor. The triple camera setup of the Realme Q2 has the same main camera, ultra-wide lens, and macro lens that are available on the Q2 Pro. The Q2 has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The Realme Q2, Q2 Pro, and Q2i come preloaded with Android 10 and the latest Realme UI 2.0. The Realme Q2 Pro lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot, while these can be found on the Q2. These phones have a few features in common, such as dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB-C.

Realme Q2i, Q2, and Q2 Pro pricing and availability

The Realme Q2i 5G comes in a single 4GB RAM + 128GB storage edition and it is priced at RMB 998 (~Rs 10,800). The Realme Q2 5G comes in 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants, priced at RMB 1,199 (~Rs 13,000) and RMB 1,299 (~Rs 14,100), respectively. Both phones come in Silver and Blue colours.

The Realme Q2 Pro 5G is available in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. These models cost RMB 1,599 (~Rs 17,400) and RMB 1,799 (~Rs 19,600), respectively. It comes in colour options like Rainbow (gradient color) and Tide Gray with a leather back. At present, it is unclear whether these 5G-ready phones will make it to India.

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.