India will see 5G become a reality for users as 5G auctions wrap up and telcos build out their network infrastructure. Once these services are launched, 5G will bring a lot of opportunities and drive more use of smart technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, Internet of Things, etc.
With all these developments, tech brands are also getting ready for 5G, and realme is one of the most ready, with 5 million realme users already equipped with 5G-enabled smartphones.
Realme was the first brand to launch a 5G smartphone in India in 2020, when discussions about 5G were just beginning. The brand believes that users are ready for advanced technology and should be able to use it with ease.
In the past two years, realme has launched 23 5G-enabled smartphones, spanning different price points, and has put all its efforts into becoming the country’s 5G democratizer. More than 50% of realme’s portfolio is now 5G-ready, and the realme 9i 5G is one of the latest affordable 5G smartphones.
Not only that, but realme also takes note of all the network bands offered during the auction and ensures that its smartphones support all of them, so no users face challenges when it comes to embracing the new technology.
Realme believes that 5G has the potential to bring the entire technology ecosystem together, and therefore invests 90% of its R&D efforts on 5G technology and equipment. The result of these investments can be seen as the brand is now also working on equipping its AIoT devices with 5G – the realme PAD X being the first.
Going forward, the brand has detailed plans to further advance 5G and make it more accessible to high-end and mass users. The brand is doing regular OTA updates to its products to make it 5G-ready and aims to have 80% of users 5G-ready before the official rollout. Committed to bringing the best 5G experience to users and supporting the global adoption of 5G products, realme plans to establish seven R&D centers around the world, one of which is in India.
To encourage more users to opt for 5G smartphones, realme is currently offering deep discounts of up to Rs 15,000 on its smartphone range, including 5G-enabled smartphones.
Users can enjoy realme 5G phones such as realme 9i 5G and narzo 50 5G starting at Rs 10,999, realme GT NEO 3T starting at Rs 22,999 and more. By next year, realme aims to expand its 5G portfolio of 23 devices currently in India by 2023, with plans to launch 100% 5G models for its Number series next year.
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