Realme has just unveiled the Snapdragon 865 powered Realme X50 Pro 5G as India’s 5G-ready smartphone. At the event, the company also shared some information on its other upcoming products. It is now confirmed that the Realme TV will be debuting in India in the second quarter of the year. Also, the Chinese firm will be announcing the Realme fitness band in India on March 5th. Recently, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth appeared in an interview with Trakin Tech where he confirmed that the company will be launching multiple televisions in the next few months. While teasing the Realme Link app, which connects the brand’s IoT devices with the smartphone, the Realme CEO went on to discuss the upcoming fitness band and its features. Sheth further announced that the band will arrive in three distinct colour variants.
In the interview, Sheth revealed that Realme plans to launch its smart TV lineup by the beginning of the second quarter of 2020. He pointed out that the products could launch as early as April 2020 if all the regulatory approvals are in place by then.
While Sheth abstained from revealing any features or specifications of the upcoming smart TVs, he made it abundantly clear that the devices can be controlled from a smartphone using the Realme Link mobile application. The app acts as the central hub, connecting all present and future IoT devices from the brand. The app’s UX is quite similar to the Xiaomi Mi Home app that connects the rival’s smart home products.
Industry experts believe that this will set off a price war in the segment, as Realme, like Xiaomi, is known for offering its products at competitive prices. Realme, despite being in its second year of operations, has been giving stiff competition to established brands in the budget smartphone segment. To further help keep the prices down, Realme will be manufacturing its products in India.
According to Realme India CMO Francis Wang, who recently posted a cryptic tweet praising the upcoming devices, the product in question has “real sound, real clarity, and real design”. These adjectives perfectly describe the upcoming smart TV lineup, but without official confirmation, there is no way to tell. Wang further posted a picture of Sheth leaning against a container that allegedly has an unannounced Realme product inside. This corroborates with Sheth teasing the official unveiling in March.
Sheth was also spotted wearing a black fitness band in the YouTube video with the host wearing a similar device with a yellow band. While Sheth confirmed a third colour variant, the details are currently under wraps. From what we understand from the video clip, the upcoming fitness band sports a colour OLED curved display. Sheth revealed the presence of a heart rate monitor and a plug-and-charge module where users simply unstrap one side of the primary module from the silicone band and plug it in for recharging using a USB charger.
The design is quite similar to the one found on the Honor Band 5i. Sheth further spilled the beans on a secret smart speaker that Realme is currently working on. However, additional details on the topic are currently unavailable. Further details are expected within the next few months, as Realme unveils its lineup for 2020.
Realme was initially scheduled to launch its Realme X5 Pro 5G flagship handset at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 in Barcelona on February 24th along with its first smart TV. Since the MWC 2020 event was cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak, it unveiled the X50 Pro through an unveil event in New Delhi. The X50 Pro 5G that comes with 90Hz refresh rate display, 32-megapixel dual front-facing camera, 64-megapixel quad cameras, Snapdragon 865, USB 3.0 storage, LPDDR5 RAM, Wi-Fi 6 and 4,200mAh battery with SuperDart 65W fast charging has landed in India with a starting price of Rs 37,999.