• Thursday, September 05, 2019

Realme to release 5G devices in 2019

Last month, Realme revealed that the company would launch 5G smartphones in India as soon as 5G networks were ready to roll out. The company, however, couldn’t confirm whether we’d see 5G phones 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.

It is still unclear if Realme will decide to make a 5G variant of the Realme X and maybe call is the “Pro”. Perhaps it can fit it with an upgraded triple camera and throw in a Snapdragon 855 with a bigger battery.

Realme is a relatively new smartphone maker with recent 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. There’s also a large 6.53-inch display with an edge-to-edge display and a pop-up selfie camera. The Realme X is expected to launch in India sometime in H2 of 2019.

Chinese phone makers are starting to really 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.