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Realme to launch India’s first 5G handset on February 24

PTI Kolkata | Updated on February 19, 2020 Published on February 19, 2020

A man looks at his mobile phone next to a logo of Realme during its X50 5G product launch event in Beijing, China. File Photo   -  Reuters

The first 5G handset in India is likely to priced around ₹50,000

The “first 5G handset in India” from Chinese smartphone maker, Realme, is likely to be priced around ₹50,000 apiece, a company official said on Wednesday. Realme that came into existence in 2018 is all set to become the first brand to unveil 5G ready smartphone in India on Febaruary 24, even though the “network is not available in the country”, he claimed.

“Realme 5G handset will be powered with 865 snapdragon chipset and available at around ₹50,000,” an official, who did not wish to be identified, told PTI. A leading website, which compares mobile phones, estimates that the price of 5G smartphone handset with a lower chipset version could be available at ₹25,790 per unit.

The company wants to offer future-ready products and people, who travel aboard, can use the handset as the technology is available in many developed countries, the official said.

 

The X50 Pro 5G handset will be launched simultaneously in Spain and India by Realme after the world’s largest mobile trade show, World Mobile Congress 2020, was cancelled due to outbreak of coronavirus.

 

iQOO 3, a new smartphone brand from China, is also likely to announce its 5G phone on February 25.

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Published on February 19, 2020
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