Realme to launch 1st ever 5G smartphones in 2019
New Delhi: Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has announced that Realme would be among the first handset makers to launch 5G products this year.
“#5GisReal… Straight out of meeting room with Sky Li. Glad to share with you our latest R&D updates: #realme will be among the first brands to bring 5G products globally this year. And we are determined to bring the best of technology to India as early as possible,” Sheth tweeted late on Thursday.
#5GisReal …. Straight out of meeting room with Mr. Sky Li. Glad to share you our latest R&D updates: #realme will be among the first brands to bring 5G products globally this year. And we are determined to bring the best of technology to India as early as possible. pic.twitter.com/cVNOA6f9Iw
— Madhav 5G (@MadhavSheth1) June 6, 2019
About a month ago, Realme had revealed that it would launch 5G smartphones in India as soon as 5G networks were ready to roll out, but Realme couldn’t confirm whether we’d see 5G phones this year or in 2020.
Sheth has cleared that air regarding this now. Realme is all set to become first handset makers to launch 5G products.
However, neither Sheth nor Realme have confirmed whether the company will introduce a new device under its 5G device portfolio or retrofit existing model with 5G support.
While Qualcomm is pitching 5G as a real mobile network, the next generation network is still in its infancy. Telecom operators around the world are racing to prepare 5G network before compatible hardware become directly available from retail stores. Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G and LG V50 ThinQ 5G are the two mainstream devices to go on sale with 5G support. OnePlus 7 Pro 5G and Huawei Mate 20X 5G are other devices available with 5G support right now.