Realme says every phone in India costing more than ₹15,000 will feature 5G

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Realme India CEO, Madhav Sheth, has announced the company’s plans for its future 5G phones. At the India 5G Webinar organised by Realme in partnership with Counterpoint, Sheth said the company plans to be among the first to launch 5G phones at under Rs 10,000 in India and that going forward all phones costing more than Rs 15,000 will be 5G phones. He also announced that the Realme GT 5G phone will launch in India this quarter, that there are several GT phones in the pipeline and more 5G Narzo phones will also be launching.

““In 2021, we have set our target to be the 5G leader in India.”

Madhav Sheth, Realme.

“In 2021, we have set our target to be the 5G leader in India, making the technology more accessible from premium to the masses,” said Madhav Sheth, Realme India CEO, Madhav Sheth

The Chinese company entered India’s 5G market last year with the launch of the Realme X50 Pro 5G. Since then it’s expanded the range of 5G phones available in the country, which now includes the Realme 8 5G, Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G, and the Realme X7 Max 5G. Now Madhav Sheth has confirmed that the Realme GT 5G will launch this quarter and several more 5G phones will follow, which certainly seems like an aggressive plan to become a 5G phone leader in the country.


Super affordable 5G phones

In April this year, Realme announced that half of the Realme products launched in India this year will be 5G-enabled and all of the company’s smartphones priced above ₹20,000 will be 5G-enabled. At the webinar, Sheth not only confirmed that commitment but announced that from now on all the realme products above ₹15,000 will have 5G support.

Realme had previously made the welcome announcement that it is already working on sub ₹10,000 5G phones for India. The company said at the webinar that 5G will expand into the Narzo segment soon too, following the launch of the Realme Narzo 30 5G a few weeks ago.

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At the India 5G Webinar the company said that it was working very closely with leading chipset makers, including MediaTek, to bring the latest 5G chipsets to its customers. Realme also stated that the company is committed to bringing the best 5G experience to users, with cutting-edge processors through all of its price points.

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