The new Realme Q2 range brings 5G and fast charging to the mid-range, but with an entry level price
Realme Q2 is now a reality: the new smartphone series from Realme made its official debut this morning, unveiling features and selling prices for the Chinese market. The new low cost line with fast charging and 5G connection of the Shenzhen company includes three devices, all with interesting features and under 270 dollars.
The three new phones presented just a few hours ago are called Realme Q2i 5G, Realme Q2 5G, and Realme Q2 Pro 5G, all characterized by interesting features at an extremely low cost. Although all the potentialities have been revealed, for the debut on the market of the three new born of Realme will have to wait a few more days. The launch is in fact scheduled for October 19, with regard to Realme Q2 5G that will be available in two versions from about 180 and 192 dollars, while for the other two the date is set for next November 1, with Realme Q2 Pro 5G at just under 240 and 270 dollars depending on the combination RAM and internal memory, while the cheapest Q2i 5G will come to about 150 dollars.
Realme Q2 5G and Realme Q2 5G Pro: the features
Talking about fast charging, a strong point of the series, Realme Q2 and its big brother Q2 Pro respectively mount a 5,000 mAh battery with 30W fast charging through the chassis-mounted USB-C socket and a 4,300 mAh battery with 65W SuperDart charging. With the Realme Q2, the choice of screen has fallen on an LCD panel with full HD+ resolution, while the same resolution but on a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen is in the Q2 Pro's equipment.
Dimensity 800U, a low-cost variant of the Dimensity SoC, is the chipset mounted on both phones and offers performance comparable to Qualcomm's competitor Snapdragon 765. What makes the difference, however, are RAM and internal storage. Q2 Pro has 8 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of space, a slightly advanced equipment compared to Q2 with 4 or 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.
Another detail not negligible is that relating to the cameras: starting from the one in common, the two smartphones mount a 16-megapixel front cam. For those available on the back, the discourse changes: Realme Q2 has in fact three cameras, respectively 48 MP and f/1.8, an ultrawide lens of 119 degrees and f/2.3 aperture for the 8 MP and a macro lens on the last 2 MP and focal length of 4 cm. There are instead four cameras on Realme Q2 Pro, which is the same as its younger brother plus a dedicated 2 MP black and white portrait lens.
Both phones are able to accommodate two SIMs simultaneously, take advantage of the 5G network, come with a USB-C socket and mount a Realme UI 2.0 operating system based on Android 10. However, the microSD slot and 3.5mm audio jack are only available on the base model and not on the Pro.
Realme Q2i 5G: features
If the Q2 5G and Q2 Pro 5G certainly don't leave you unsatisfied, the Realme Q2i 5G is no different despite being the smallest, equipment-wise, of the family. Polycarbonate body with fingerprint reader on the back, IPS LCD screen with HD + resolution and four cameras, one front 8 MP and three rear 13 MP and f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro and a depth camera also 2MP, the cheapest of the series Realme Q2 still manages to withstand the competition of its competitors.
In terms of memory, however, this phone has a 4GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory, all for two variants available in blue and moonlight silver.