Realme C2 Launched and Priced in the Philippines


If you think last year's realme C1 is already a great smartphone for budget-conscious users here in the Philippines, you got see the company's follow up installment to this super popular and successful device, the realme C2. As promised, the C2's pricing and availability date have been revealed.

Starting on June 8, the realme C2 can be had for just Php5,490 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage version and Php6,490 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. Both can be purchased nationwide beginning next week.

The realme C2 launch was done via livestream on the company's Philippine Facebook page and YouTube channel on May 31. The livestream event lasted for about three hours and was being hosted by Apple David, tech blogger Abe Olandres, and mommy blogger Mommy Phopet. Alongside the formal launch of the phone, online discussion was also part of the event where it revolved around realme Philippines' mission of elevating the smartphone experience for Filipinos even for those who are on a limited budget. You can visit realme Philippines Facebook page and watch the recorded livestream there.

"Some Filipinos forego premium experience because in most cases it comes with a hefty price tag. This is what we want to change. At realme, we want Filipinos to experience premium smartphone without having to break the their savings. We all deserve to enjoy the real value of the products we invest in, and offering real value happens to be our expertise," shares Eason de Guzman, realme Philippines marketing lead.

What's new with the C2? One of the big changes here over its predecessor is the processor, it is now powered by a more powerful MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. Another thing to look forward to here is the RAM and storage which is apart from the usual 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant, there is also now a much bigger 3GB + 32GB model. The cameras remain the same at 13MP + 2MP on the back and a selfie shooter with 5MP, however, there is now Chroma Boost camera mode in here which enhances saturation and contrast to optimize scenes and reveal richer details, highlights and shadows in photos.

From Android Oreo, the realme C2 now runs on the current Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 right out of the box. And then of course the new and sleek design on its back which the company calls "diamond-cut design" that gives it a pattern-changing effect depending on which the light source is coming from. No more glossy back panel this time around, and that is a really really cool change.

realme C2 specs:
  • 6.1-inch HD+ Display with dewdrop notch
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Mediatek Helio P22 processor
  • 2GB / 3GB RAM
  • 16GB / 32GB internal storage
  • Supports microSD card
  • 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6
  • WiFI, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • Face Unlock
  • Diamond Blue, Diamond Black
  • 4000mAh battery 
As mentioned, the realme C2 will be available at their kiosks and authorized resellers nationwide starting June 8. It can also be availed through Home Credit Easy Plan for 9 months at 0% interest.

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