The Realme GT 5G series will start at around Rs 30,000 in India, Real India and Europe official Madhav Sheth told India Today Tech.
Speaking only to India Today Tech, Sheth revealed that the company wants to disrupt the premium segment of Indian smartphones with the new GT series.
“The Realme GT series will be selected as the biggest killer,” said Sheth.
The teasers for the launch of the upcoming GT series in India point to four models: GT 5G, GT Neo, GT Master Edition, and GT Master Explorer Edition, which the company thinks will, collectively, be India’s next killer width.
Now, the name killer flagship, freely coined by the OnePlus brand brother, is overused, but what you mean is a phone that reduces bigwigs like the Samsung Galaxy S21 or iPhone 12.
The GT series is the most ambitious phone company ever. It brings a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and design that will remind you of the larger Ford GT cars, thanks to its attractive design.
But more than anything else, I bet on the price because, for Realme, it’s a matter of breaking not only the bigwigs but also the likes of Xiaomi and Poco who are filling the premium phone market with options like Mi 11X 5G and Poco F3 GT.
According to Sheth, Realme appreciates customer satisfaction over the existing competition but, at the same time, does not contradict the fact that “competition always benefits consumers, as they find many options to choose from for their various needs.”
That’s a good idea to face up to your competition, even though you know that customers will be hard to convince unless Realme travels long distances.
One way to do that is to make the GT series more accessible because customers were really upset about how Xiaomi delayed the release of the Mi 11 Ultra and made it a bit later.
Sheth did not tell me how the company would handle GT series sales as it arrives and when it arrives this quarter, but pointed out that the GT series would be a “new gap in this regard”.
Realme made a sudden change when they launched the GT series earlier this year because the company’s first flag was the X series.
In this regard, Sheth said the X series has been a huge success in India and will continue to provide a high price category.
And none of the X-series phones will disappear after the launch of the GT. “We haven’t finished our Realme X series yet,” Sheth said.
The Realme GT series is expected to be launched in India this quarter and it will be exciting to see how Realme will fight the growing competition.
For Realme, the GT 5G series will be a big hit. As Sheth said, “The Realme GT series is a gift to Indian fans to start our new journey after our three-year growth journey.”