Realme Steps Into The Malaysia Market With Three Affordably-Priced Smartphones

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Realme has officially debuted in Malaysia. The very-new smartphone brand has been taking several Asian markets the likes of India and Indonesia by storm since it announces its inception in May. And now that they’re here - bringing along not one, not two, but a total of three smartphones to our local market - we learned what makes them tick and how they intent to stand out from the sea of competition.

Like recent smartphone brands that emerged in the last couple of years, Realme wants to appeal to the youth and the younger generation by delivering power and style in a package that is accessible for everyone. Of course, this is not the first time we have heard of this proposition. To their credit though, Realme also went on to promise a top-notch after-sales service with their 360° care approach that includes both online and offline pre-sale and after-sale services. Customers will be able to arrange for their problematic devices to be serviced by online or visit any of the 21 service centers, the locations which have not been disclosed yet in the time of writing. After-sale services have been a constant point of contention among consumers for the longest time and it is nice to see Realme attempts to make it one of their core primary focus. Realme also announced that they will be launching their very own Realme Community here in December.

As far as the Realme smartphones are concerned, they do not break any grounds, nor do they introduce something new to the industry. But at their price points with what they are offering, many will no doubt find them very attractive. The sales numbers achieved in the other Asian markets don’t lie. The devices serve up a design language that fits right in the current smartphone design trend - a glass sandwich with a notch display.

The lineup consists of the flagship Realme 2 Pro, Realme 2 and the Realme C1. Specs-wise, they are within what their price range offers. However, the Realme 2 Pro packs up to a whopping 8GB of RAM plus 128GB of storage - configurations that normally find themselves in much pricer phones. It is safe to say that if you intend to get a phone with 8GB of RAM (and not counting the other specs), the Realme 2 Pro presents the best value for money at the moment. Here are the specs for all three devices.

Realme 2 Pro

  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ “Dewdrop” Display with 90.8% screen-to-body ratio (2340 x 1080 pixels)

  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM

  • Octa-core Snapdragon 660 AIE processor

  • 64GB/128GB internal storage memory

  • Dual SIM

  • Android 8.1 Oreo (with ColorOS 5.2)

  • 16MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with AI

  • 16MP front facing camera

  • 3,500mAh battery

Realme 2

  • 6.2-inch HD+ display (1520 x 720 pixels)

  • 3GB/4GB RAM

  • Octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor

  • 32GB/64GB internal storage memory (expandable up to 256GB via microSD expansion)

  • Dual SIM

  • Face unlock + fingerprint sensor

  • Android 8.1 Oreo (with ColorOS 5.1)

  • 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras

  • 8MP front camera (AI Beauty, Front Camera HDR, Bokeh Mode)

  • 4,230mAh

Realme C1

  • 6.2-inch HD+ display (1520 x 720 pixels)

  • 2GB RAM

  • Octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor

  • 16GB internal storage memory (expandable up to 256GB via microSD expansion)

  • Dual SIM

  • Face unlock + fingerprint sensor

  • Android 8.1 Oreo (with ColorOS 5.1)

  • 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras

  • 5MP front camera (AI Beauty, Front Camera HDR, Bokeh Mode)

  • 4,230mAh

And here are the complete price details:
Realme 2 Pro (available in Black Sea & Ice Lake color options)

4GB RAM + 64GB storage - RM849

6GB RAM + 64GB storage - RM949

8GB RAM + 128GB storage - RM1,099


Realme 2 (available in Diamond Red & Diamond Black color options)

3GB RAM + 32GB storage - RM599

4GB RAM + 64GB storage - RM699


Realme C1 (available in Navy Blue & Mirror Black color options)

2GB RAM + 16GB storage - RM449 

The Realme 2 Pro will be the first to debut on Shopee Malaysia with special prices to go with Shopee’s 11.11 Big Sale campaign. On November 11 this Sunday, you will be able to get the Realme 2 Pro only on Shopee for RM799 (4GB RAM + 64GB storage), RM899 (6GB RAM + 64GB storage) and RM999 (8GB RAM + 128GB storage).

Subsequently, the Realme C1 will be made available exclusively on Lazada Malaysia on November 22 at the promotional price of RM399. Meanwhile, you can get the Realme 2 from November 24 onwards at certain online (DirectD, Seven Mobile, Mobile2Go & Vivid) as well as offline resellers.

Visit Realme Malaysia’s official site at and follow their Facebook page to get the latest updates.