Realme announced that it would launch 5G smartphones in India as and when 5G networks were ready to roll out. However, Realme couldn’t confirm whether the 5G phones would see the light this year or in 2020. Realme CEO Madhav Sheth revealed on Twitter that it would start offering 5G devices as soon as this year. Using the hashtag #5GisReal, Sheth tweeted that Realme has plans to bring 5G mobile phones “globally.” It also is eager to bring the latest devices to India.
We wonder if Realme will decide to make a 5G variant of the Realme X and maybe call the “Pro.” Perhaps it can fit it with an upgraded triple camera and throw in a Snapdragon 855 with a beefier battery. That’s just speculation. As mobile operators are closer to lighting up their 5G towers, we expect to hear more about Realme’s upcoming 5G hardware.
Realme is a relatively new smartphone maker with new market presence in China, Taiwan, and India with intentions to keep expanding to other Southeast Asian markets. It plans to expand to Europe very soon and very quickly. The company’s latest phone is the Realme X which launched with a Snapdragon 710, 8GB of RAM, and a dual-camera setup with a 48MP camera and a 5MP depth sensor. The smartphone sports a 16MP selfie shooter with Sony IMX471. There’s also a large 6.53-inch display with an edge-to-edge display and a pop-up selfie camera. Realme X is expected to hit the Indian market at some time in H2 of 2019.
Chinese phone makers are starting to buckle down in the midrange segment with aggressive pricing and attractive design. It’s no wonder Honor is believed to be launching the Honor 9X sooner in the year than its predecessors.