Realme Pulls The Plug On 5G Smartphones
Realme the bottom end phone Company that was recently launched in Australia by the same Company that owns Oppo will not sell 5G smartphones next year in Australia according to their CEO.
In Australia the Chinese brand who claimed that they were the fastest growing smartphone brand in the world, despite research groups such as Gartner and IDC disputing their claims is only going to release 5G smartphones in China in 2020.
A spin off from Oppo Realme’s CEO and founder Sky Li (born Bingzhong Li), who was previously the Vice-President of Oppo Electronics yesterday announced a major policy change when he disclosed via a Weibo post that from 2020, the company will only release 5G mobile phones in the domestic Chinese market and that markets such as Australia and India will have to make do with 4G devices.
In Australia the Company has refused to say officially whether their launch devices which were rolled out last month are actually certified for the Australian market.
Their latest plan to only launch 5G devices in China leaves the market open for brands such as TCL who are set to launch a TCL 5G Plex device next year.
The CEO said that Realme will focus on the flagship segment in China next year and that the Company is planning to bring 5G to mid-range and budget (thousand-yuan machine) phones next year.