Realme Pad 2: Affordable tablet announced in India with a 120 Hz screen
Even though Realme launched quite a few tablets after the Realme Pad in 2021, a "true" successor didn't exist until now. Realme India has now unveiled Realme Pad 2, which is a mixed bag of upgrades and sidegrades.
The Realme Pad 2's most significant upgrade is its screen. It packs an 11.2-inch LCD panel (vs 11.5-in) clocked at 120 Hz. Unfortunately, Realme hasn't specified its exact resolution, opting to use the umbrella term 2K instead. It can dynamically adjust its refresh rate between 40/60/120 Hz.
The upgraded screen is accompanied by a beefier 8,360 mAh battery that supports 33 Watt fast charging. One can get up to 17 hours of video playback from the Realme Pad 2. That figure is likely at 60 Hz and could drop much lower at 120 Hz. There's even a "Reading Mode" that simulates an e-ink display for reduced eye strain.
Realme has once again opted for a bargain-bin SoC for the Realme Pad 2. This time, it is the MediaTek Helio G99 from 2022. Users can also "boost" their RAM by up to 8 GB (only on the top-spec version). It could come in handy when using split-screen mode to open two apps side-by-side. The included software allows users to control select Realme smartphones (mostly GT-branded SKUs) via screen mirroring.
Camera-wise, the Realme Pad 2 is mostly identical to its predecessor, with one 8 MP rear camera module. No information about its front-facing camera is available on Realme's website at the time of writing. However, it would be reasonable to assume it uses the same one as the original. Additionally, it isn't clear if one can expand the memory further via a micro SD card.
Prices start at INR 19,999 (US$243) for the base variant (6 GB memory and 128 GB storage) and max out at INR 22,999 (US$280). Pre-orders start on July 26, with sales commencing on August 1. Both models are LTE-ready, and there seem to be no Wi-Fi-only versions yet. The Realme Tab 2 is available in two colourways: Imagination Grey and Inspiration Green.