Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth said the Realme 3 will be announced at some point in the first-quarter of 2019. He also indicated that the company is working on a phone with a 48MP camera
This new model could make the competition tougher for the Redmi Note 7 that recently launched in China with a 48-megapixel camera sensor. Companies such as Motorola and Huawei are also preparing to please shutterbugs with their 48-megapixel camera phones.
The new model was speculated to be closer to the Rs. 10,000 mark and positioned below the Realme U1
Realme is also in plans for its exclusive experience stores
CEO Sheth told in an interview with Indian Express that Realme is set to open its exclusive experience stores in the second half of 2019. The company is at present reportedly working on “structure and principles” and is yet to find the location for its first store.
Importantly, the move looks similar to how companies such as OnePlus and Xiaomi expanded their local presence by opening their exclusive experience stores in India.
Realme announced that it surpassed the mark of having four million users. The company debuted as an Oppo sub-brand in May, wherein it launched the Realme1 ₹10,490 as its first smartphone. However, the company soon after the success of the Realme 1 announced its separation from the Chinese company.
In addition to its smartphones, Realme sells the Realme Buds headphones, Realme U1 Iconic Case, and the Tech Backpack. The company is also in plans to expand its offline presence to 150 cities this year. According to CMR, Realme came as the top emerging brand in India last year. Flipkart also announced that it sold over two million Realme 2 phones last year.