Realme To Launch 5G Smartphones This Year

Even relatively new players to the smartphone market are banking in on 5G

GSMArena revealed last month that Realme would launch 5G smartphones in India as soon as 5G networks were ready to roll out. But that means Realme can't confirm when exactly they would release said smartphones. Well, now it's been confirmed that it's coming out this year in 2019.

Realme CEO Madhav Sheth revealed on Twitter using the hashtag #5GisReal that it would start offering 5G devices as soon as this year globally. So far there's no revelation on whether it would altogether be a whole new smartphone, or if it would be a 5G variant of an existing smartphone such as the Realme X. For now, all we have are speculations until proper news has been released.

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 in some time in H2 of 2019.

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.