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.
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
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
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.