Madhav Sheth talks about the upcoming Narzo 30 phones, the Realme GT launch in India and more

Peter, 18 June 2021

Realme posted episode 27 of its AskMadhav Q&A series where the CEO for India and Europe answers questions from the community. Fans had a lot of questions about the X7 Pro and Max this week, as well as inquiries about plans for future product launches.

The June 24 event will be a big one, it will bring the Narzo 30 and Narzo 30 5G that are currently missing from the Realme lineup in India. The Narzo line now has over 5 million users in India, says the CEO. The event will also bring a refreshed version of the 32” smart TV.

The Realme GT launched in Europe this week and is headed to India as well – Madhav promised it will arrive before Diwali (which starts on November 4). While the company has been focusing on sub INR 30,000 devices recently, the second half of this year will feature higher end devices starting with the GT.

Fans had more questions about the company’s pricing strategy too – why does the Realme X7 Pro, a Dimensity 1000+ phone, cost more than the Realme X7 Max with a Dimensity 1200? The chipset is not everything says the CEO and points to the faster charging on the Pro (65W vs. 50W) and differences in the camera hardware.

Speaking of the X7 Max, a new colorway dubbed “Milky Way” will launch at the June 24 event and will be available from 12 noon. As for the X7 Pro, it will soon receive Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. Madhav was asked about how the work on Android 12 is progressing, he only said that more info will be announced soon.

Realme is working on its first laptop and first tablet, the plan is to launch those in India before the end of the year. Interestingly, Madhav said “laptops”, plural, so there could be multiple sizes if not multiple different models.

When asked whether Narzo will branch off as an independent brand, the CEO said no – the Narzo product line has a very specific focus, young users who value performance, and for now that is staying under the Realme umbrella.

Madhav was also asked about his thoughts about other brands adopting the "GT" name for their smartphones and there are no hard feelings - Realme prefers to focus on innovation and quality. We can't help but point out that Realme wasn't the first to introduce a phone with "GT" in the name, though, in fact, the first Snapdragon 855 phone was the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT.

Watch the video for more details (you can use the time stamps to jump to specific questions).


Reader comments

  • Dr VRT
  • 22 Jun 2021
  • U{L

Exactly i agree with you had to concentrate for timely updates of Android 11

  • Alpha
  • 21 Jun 2021
  • 7tV

Realme first needs to concentrate on updating their existing phones to Android 11 instead of just looking at new releases. Otherwise, they'll lose their existing customer base also. They are heading in a wrong direction

  • Anonymous
  • 20 Jun 2021
  • gL8

The Posing Man.

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