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Realme To launch Is 5G smartphone in 2019

Realme 5G smartphone

Realme isn’t stopping here though, as the company has announced on Twitter that it’ll be launching a 5G smartphone later this year.

Realme has made a considerable dent in India’s budget segment over the course of the last 12 months, and the brand is now turning its attention to China and European markets.

The brand didn’t reveal any more details, but the firm has a reputation for bargain-priced hardware.

We’d therefore expect Realme’s first 5G phone to be cheaper than 5G devices from the likes of Huawei, LG, and Samsung.

Realme To launch Is 5G smartphone in 2019

In a roundtable held in China last month, Madhav Sheth shared his intent to bring a 5G-enabled device to India at some point, but for now there’s no infrastructure for it.

It will be a few years before we see any meaningful strides regarding 5G in India, but with China and the UK rolling out commercial 5G networks this year, Realme will possibly target these markets for its upcoming phone.

Realme 5G smartphone

Realme  5G smartphone

As for the device itself, we could see a Pro variant of the Realme X with a Snapdragon 855.

For now, there’s little information to go by, but if Realme’s strategy in the budget segment is anything to go by, it will want to roll out the most affordable device with 5G connectivity.

We’ll see how this plays out in the coming weeks.

This comes almost a month after the smartphone manufacturer said it would launch 5G handsets once the network is ready in China and India.

The company’s latest phone is the Realme X, which launched with a Snapdragon 710 SoC, 8GB RAM and a dual-camera setup with a 48-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.