Realme gears up for India's 5G rollout with a new smartphones that could cost less than US$130
Realme was one of the first consumer tech brands popular in India to go 5G with its smartphones. Then again, the new buzzword may have been seen as not even that nice to have, as the next-gen connectivity has never been widely available in any case, particularly in rural areas.
However, that is set to change, as the country's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) remains confident that the rollout of 5G will begin in earnest from September 2022 at the latest. Its signals are said to concentrate around 13 major cities; despite this, Madhav Sheth asserts that now is the time to position Realme as the go-to 5G phone brand for those who will have access to it.
The executive has reportedly announced that the OEM's next appropriately-spec'd handset will cost between INR 10,000 and 15,000 (~US$126-189), whereas its latest product with the connectivity (the Pad X) starts at INR 25,999 (~US$328). It is slated to launch as one of "at least 4 new products" to debut from Realme in India in the next few months.