Smartphone Makers

10th August 2021, Kathmandu

realme Ranks among Top 5 Smartphone Makers in 18 Markets in Q2 2021: Canalys

  • It took realme three years to accomplish such achievement since its inception in August 2018
  • realme has become the No.1 5G smartphone brand in India
  • realme also became the fastest brand to reach 50 million cumulative smartphone shipments in India

realme, a global emerging consumer technology company, made into the Top 5 smartphone brand rankings in 18 markets in the second quarter of 2021, according to the latest data from Canalys, a technology market analyst firm.

                                                                                                               This is a new record for the 3-year-old company which also reached another milestone recently of becoming the fastest brand to sell 100 million smartphones globally in just 37 months, the fastest amongst all other major smartphone companies. In addition, realme also became the No.1 5G smartphone brand in India and became the fastest brand to reach 50 million cumulative smartphone shipments in India. realme is quite aggressive with its 5G push and led the market in 5G smartphone shipments, capturing more than 22% share in Q2 2021 in India and grew a massive 140% Y-o-Y in Q2 2021 and captured the fourth position in the Indian smartphone market, gaining momentum.

According to the Canalys global smartphone shipment report in Q2 2021, realme kept its leading position in the Philippines and captured the top position in Bangladesh for the first time – which took only five quarters since realme entered the market in early 2020.

This quarter also marks a breakthrough season for realme in Europe as it made it into the Top 5 ranking in the region in terms of shipments, with a Y-o-Y growth rate of 1282%, the fastest among all smartphone companies. realme claimed the second spot in Slovenia, the third in both Russia and Poland, and the fifth in Italy for the first time.

“As we celebrate realme’s 3-year birthday in August, we are delighted to see strong growth across all markets we operate in,” said Mr. Madhav Sheth, Vice President, realme and Chief Executive Officer, realme India and Europe. “We will continue to challenge the status quo and bring more high-performance, stylish and value-driven devices to our users.”

As per Canalys, realme has been placed in the Top 5 smartphone brands by shipment in the following markets: Philippines, Bangladesh, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Cambodia, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore and Thailand.

About realme:

realme is a technology brand that specializes in providing high-quality smartphones and a trendsetting tech lifestyle. The brand was officially established on May 4th, 2018 by its founder Sky Li and Madhav Sheth in India, together with a young team that has rich experience in the smartphone industry. realme is committed to offering smartphones with trendsetting designs and technologies while exploring more possibilities of the Artificial Internet of Things.

realme has launched various smartphones across all price ranges from entry-level up to flagship segments, including India’s first 5G smartphone realme X50 Pro 5G. The brand has recently unveiled India’s first smartphone with MediaTek Dimensity 800U, realme 8 series with realme 8 Pro including the ultimate 108MP Infinity Quad Camera and realme 8 with a Super Amoled Display, and realme 8 5G,  India’s first 5G smartphone with MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor; realme X7 Max 5G India’s first smartphone with Dimensity 1200 5G Processor, realme X7 Pro 5G, realme X7 5G, narzo 30 series with realme narzo 30 5G, realme narzo 30 4G;  narzo 30 Pro 5G the most powerful 5G gaming mid-ranger and realme narzo 30A, powerful budget gaming ninja. realme’s product line includes best 4G flagship – realme X3 & X3 SuperZoom, entry-level value kings – realme C11, realme C12, and realme C15; its best 64MP quad-camera phone – realme 7i, realme 7 with the world’s first Helio G95 processor and most powerful 64MP camera, and India’s Fastest Charging 64MP Flagship- realme 7 Pro. Committed to offering a smart and trendsetting lifestyle for youth, realme had introduced its UNI Smart AIoT strategy earlier in 2020. As part of its tech-lifestyle product portfolio, the brand has recently introduced the realme Watch S Series, realme Smart TV, realme Band, realme Buds Wireless 2, realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo, realme Buds Q2 Neo, realme Watch 2, realme Watch 2 Pro, realme Buds Air Neo, realme Buds Q, realme Buds Air Pro, realme Buds Air 2 with the most affordable ANC, realme Adventurer Backpack, realme 30W Dart Charge power bank, realme M1 sonic electric toothbrush, realme Adventurer Luggage, realme Tote Bag 2.0, realme Motion Activated Night Light, realme Gaming Accessories Kit, realme Beard Trimmer Series, realme Hair Dryer and the realme UI 2.0.

realme has become the top 5G smartphone brand in India with a 23% share in Q2 2021 and is the fastest brand to reach 50 million cumulative smartphone shipments in India, according to Counterpoint Research.

According to Counterpoint Hearables Report (Q2), realme emerged as the No.1 brand in the TWS market, driven by Buds Air Neo and Buds Q. TechARC has ranked realme as No. 1 Quality Smartphone Brand with the lowest repair rate as well as the highest in customer engagement.

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