Oppo's strategy to start an online-exclusive brand is paying off well. Following the success of Realme 1, the company launched Realme 2 in India and it looks like the new budget smartphone is already a major hit. Realme 2 went on sale in India for the first time on Tuesday, and two lakh units were sold out in just five minutes.

The overwhelming demand for the Realme 2 is justified, seeing its premium features at such a low price point. But the downside of this flash sale is that many buyers weren't able to place their orders successfully. Fret not, Realme has another sale for Realme 2 scheduled for next week.

Realme 2 price starts at Rs 8,990 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage model and there's a higher-end variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 10,990. Both variants will be available exclusively on Flipkart next Tuesday, September 11. Like the first flash sale, customers will be able to buy the Realme 2 12 p.m. onwards.

Realme 2 sold out on day one
Realme 2 sold out on day oneTwitter/Realmemobiles

Considering the first sale lasted only five minutes, customers can expect similar demand during the second sale. In order to successfully purchase the device, buyers must stay vigilant and login to Flipkart minutes before the sale begins to be prepared. After adding the device to the cart, buyers must check out quickly.

Realme 2 comes in two colours, Diamond Black and Diamond Red. As a part of the sale, buyers can avail Rs 750 off with HDFC Bank cards, 10 percent off with Axis Bank Buzz Cards and get Jio benefits worth Rs 4,200 and an additional 120GB data free.

In case you're still wondering why is Realme 2 so popular, here's a list of compelling features that come with the phone.

Realme 2 features a 6.2-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio, second-generation diamond-cut design at the back with a fingerprint scanner and dual cameras. The primary camera setup includes a 13MP f/2.2 aperture sensor and 2MP f/2.4 sensor, which enables Portrait shots. On the front, there's an 8MP f/2.2 sensor with Face Unlock technology.

Realme 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1 and a reliable 4,230mAh battery with AI Power Master. The phone also comes with dual SIM card slots along with a dedicated microSD card slot supporting up to 256GB additional storage.