New Delhi: With barely three days of announcing a possible price hike, smartphone maker Realme has hiked the price of the Realme C1 and the Realme 2 by Rs 1000 and Rs 500 respectively.
Realme CEO Madhav Sheth had tweeted on November 4 that the company may have to hike the prices of phones considering the depreciation in Indian rupee.
Traffic is increasing, pollution is increasing and so are the global prices against the rupee. It's going to be long working days this diwali for us as we try our best to bring the same Power and Style to you at best prices. Hope diwali brings cheer to the rupee
— Madhav Sheth (@MadhavSheth1) November 2, 2018
On Flipkart, the 2GB RAM+ 16GB memory variant of the Realme C1 has been now priced at Rs 7,999. The phone with 2GB RAM+ 16GB memory was launched in September at Rs 6,999.
The 4GB RAM variant of the Realme 2 has got an upgrade to Rs 9,499, though there is no price upgrade for the 6GB RAM variant of the phone. Realme 2 was launched in August at Rs 8,990 for 4GB and Rs 10,990 for 6GB.
The Realme C1 comes with a 6.2 inch notch display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 45o Octa-core processor. The phone houses a 4230 mAh battery, 13MP + 2MP dual camera.
The dual SIM Realme 2 comes with a 6.2-inch display and the memory can be expanded up to 256GB. The device supports a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, Snapdragon 450 chip coupled with a 4230mAh battery and runs on parent company OPPO's Android-based "ColorOS 5.1".
Born as OPPO's sub-brand, Realme is now an independent brand. In July, the company had announced that it is separating from OPPO to become a distinct entity and will be headed by Sky Li, former senior executive and head of OPPO India.