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Realme Pad 2 with 11.5″ 120Hz display and Realme C53 unveiled

The Realme Pad 2 with a Helio G99 chipset and the Realme C53 with a 108-megapixel main camera were launched today in India.
Realme Pad 2

Two new devices were launched today in India – the Realme Pad 2 and Realme C53 are here. Both the tablet and smartphone can be pre-ordered until July 26th and will go on sale from August 1st.

Realme Pad 2

The Realme Pad 2 sports an 11.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,000 x 1,200 pixels and a variable refresh rate of 120 Hz. There is an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front and another 8-megapixel wide camera on the back side. You also get a fingerprint sensor on the side frame.

The Realme Pad 2 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset in a 6nm design with 6 or 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The chipset is a significant upgrade compared to the previous Realme Pad. There is also either 128 or 256 GB of storage on board, which can be expanded via a microSD slot. Four speakers with Dolby Atmos support and an 8,360 mAh battery that charges with 33 watts of SuperVOOC complete the package. In addition, all new Realme tablets have LTE on board by default.

The Realme Pad 2 is available in Inspiration Green or Inspiration Gray with 6/128GB or 8/256GB of storage. The base model starts at INR 19,999 (€215/$244) while the top model costs INR 22,999 (€250/$280).

Realme C53

The new Realme C53 is an update of the first C53, only announced at the end of May, with a new camera and a different charging system. A 108-megapixel main camera replaces the predecessor’s 50-megapixel camera – even the C55 only has a 64-megapixel main camera. With the extra resolution, 3x lossless digital zoom is possible.

As with the C55, there is no ultrawide camera on board. There is, however, an 8-megapixel selfie camera in what Realme calls a “mini capsule” version of the Apple iPhone’s Dynamic Island. It all sits on a 6.74-inch IPS LCD display with a 90 Hz refresh rate and an FHD+ resolution (20:9). A Unisoc T612 chipset sits at the helm, which offers less performance than the C55’s Helio G88.

The other change concerns the battery. The capacity is identical at 5,000 mAh, but the charging power drops from 33 to 18 watts. The storage configurations are 6/64 or 4/128 GB, which is quite strange. But you can add up to 6 GB of virtual RAM and the SIM slot offers space for two SIM cards as well as a microSD with up to 2 TB of memory. At the bottom is a USB-C 2.0 port, a single speaker, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Realme C53 is just 8mm thick and available in Champion Gold and Champion Black. The early bird price for the Realme smartphone is ₹10,000 (€109/$122) for the 4/128GB variant, while the 6/64GB variant costs ₹11,000. For comparison, a Realme C55 with 6/64 GB is ₹12,000. Those who decide by July 26th will receive an immediate discount of ₹500 and a coupon of ₹500 for selected credit cards.

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Thomas Dietrich
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