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'Realme 5G phones to be ready before India starts services'

IANS  |  Beijing 

maker has said that it will be ready with its devices before in start offering the fifth

Speaking to reporters here, Madhav Sheth, however, said that the timeline for launching phones is, so far, not clear.

"We will be launching services much before the operators... we want consumers in to enter as such," Sheth said.

The plans to roll out by 2020 and the trial run for the operators for a three-month period will start next month. The trial period might be extended for a year if the operators need time for stabilisation.

All major in India -- Reliance Jio, and -- are gearing up for these 5G trials.

Speaking on the sales of the recently launched 3 in India, the said: "Realme 3 was the highest sold for the month of March and more than 1.70 lakh units were sold in less than eight minutes of its first "

Around 80-90 per cent sales of the company come from and the company would now emphasise more on the offline segment, he added.

In a recent interview to IANS, Sheth had said the the company aims to sell at least 1.5 crore units in India by the end of 2019.

The company currently has around seven per cent market share in India.

On Wednesday, Realme announced the global launch of the Realme X and X Lite here, marking its entry into the Chinese market.

The new phones are powered by a 10nm process manufacture Snapdragon 710 chip-set and have a 48MP rear camera and a 16MP pop-up front camera.

The models are expected to be launched in India by June-end.

Realme started as a sub-brand of in India and has expanded to other countries including Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Phillippines.

Realme split from its parent company in July last year.

The device maker, which came into existence in May 2018, was among the top five brands during the fourth quarter of 2018.

(Rituraj Baruah is in at the invitation of Realme. He can be reached at rituraj.b@ians.in)

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 15:10 IST
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