Jio, Airtel, Vi 5G: Realme partners with telcos to offer bundled 5G phones in India


Realme introduced its first 5G smartphone in India in 2020 and ever since, it has added 23 5G phones to its portfolio. The company claims it currently has over 5 million 5G users across the country. Realme has also extended the technology to its AIoT portfolio with the Realme Pad X, which supports 5G connectivity.

Realme partners with Indian telcos

Right after the 5G services launch in the country, Realme has announced partnership with Airtel, Jio, Vi and companies like MediaTek and Qualcomm to democratise 5G in India. The company’s CEO Madhav Sheth mentioned that customers will have curated a host of bundle offers. He further mentioned that 85 percent of the brand’s devices already support standalone (SA) 5G (which Jio is rolling out), and 100 per cent of its devices will have support for SA this month.

Sheth further added that Realme is rolling out an OTA update to its devices to ensure that all its users make the most of 5G. The company says that it aims to launch 100 percent 5G phones in its number series in 2023 and aims to achieve 100 million users who are 5G-enabled globally by 2024.



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