Realme TV Teased by Madhav Sheth Ahead of Q2, 2020 Launch
At the Realme 6-series launch event today, the company’s CEO, Madhav Sheth, announced that the Realme TV is going to be launched in India sooner instead of later. The device was originally expected to launch at the MWC 2020 in Spain last month before the event was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. While Sheth didn’t reveal anything more specific at today’s event, he did seem to suggest that there are multiple models within the offing.
Alongside smart TVs, Realme is seemingly also performing on a huge range of consumer electronics devices as a part of its plans to diversify its portfolio beyond smartphones and related accessories. the corporate has already stepped into the wearables segment with the revealing of the Realme Band and is now looking to launch a huge array of IoT and smart home products, including smart speakers, soundbars and smart home appliances alongside televisions.
While rumors about the so-called Realme TV are doing the rounds for quite a while, the corporate only spoke about it for the primary time on the sidelines of the Realme X50 launch event in January, when Realme’s Chief Marketing Officer, Xu Qi Chase, hinted that the primary Realme-branded smart TVs could be released sometime this year. The plans have since been confirmed by Madhav Sheth, who announced last month that India is going to be the primary market globally to urge the Realme TVs in Q2 2020.
Realme is already hot on the heels of Xiaomi within the Indian smartphone market and is now going after its Chinese rival’s leadership position within the entry-level smart band segment with its own fitness band. If it can price its televisions as sensibly as Xiaomi, it’d also become a serious player in India’s smart TV market that’s now dominated by Xiaomi’s attractively-priced Mi TV devices.