11 July 2019
At Realme X launch event last month, we got to know about Realme's plans to release a 5G phone in the future. It did not go into details at that time but now, slightly more information has been shared. Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has confirmed that the first Realme 5G smartphone will be coming this year.
Sheth posted a tweet with a photo in which he can be seen with Realme founder Sky Li. In the tweet, he made it clear that Realme will be among the first brands to release 5G products globally this year. He further added that the brand is also committed to bringing 5G technology to India as soon as possible.
The tweet suggests that Realme's first 5G phone will likely be aimed at the European and Chinese markets. This is because these are the markets that are leading in 5G infrastructure developments. It is true that the United States is another leading market for 5G but Realme is yet to start operations over there. As for Europe, it is currently available in select countries but is working towards expanding to more places and at a quicker rate.
#5GisReal .... Straight out of meeting room with Mr. Sky Li. Glad to share you our latest R&D updates: #realme will be among the first brands to bring 5G products globally this year. And we are determined to bring the best of technology to India as early as possible. pic.twitter.com/cVNOA6f9Iw— Madhav 5G (@MadhavSheth1) June 6, 2019
Another interesting thing to keep in mind is what kind of phone it will exactly be. Realm has two ways to go about it which include either releasing a completely new phone or launching an existing phone with 5G connectivity support There are OEMs which have used both methods depending on their goals.
We will have more to share about Realme's 5G plans and developments as and when the company will reveal more details. Nevertheless, 2019 is indeed going to be the year of a lot of 5G devices.