Realme’s explosive performance in India has made it one of the fastest growing smartphone brands in the world, and today the company is expanding into the fine “lifestyle technology” market with products in new categories.
First up is Realme’s first smart watch, imaginatively called Realme Watch. It has a square design with a 1.4-inch 320×320 LCD screen and runs what appears to be a custom version of Android. It can display notifications, control music, hang up phone calls and do other typical smartwatch things.
Realme requires 7 to 9 days of battery life from the clock or 20 days in its power saving mode. However, after my experience with the new watch from technological stablemate Oppo, I would like to check that claim for myself.
Realme’s watch has much of the same functionality as the fitness band that the brand launched in March, including a heart rate sensor, sleep monitoring and cricket tracking mode in India. The larger screen makes this look more like a watch in Fitbit style, and the straps are easy to remove if you want to switch up the style.
Realme Watch will cost Rs. 3,999 (~ $ 50) and will be available from Flipkart and Realme.com on June 5.
Next is Realme Smart TV, a pair of Android TVs that see Realme follow smartphone manufacturers like OnePlus and Xiaomi by moving to the TV market in India. There’s a 32-inch 720p option and a 43-inch 1080p model – no 4K option here, though Realme claims the devices support HDR10 and HLG and reach up to 400 brightness. They use a quad-core MediaTek processor and have Dolby Audio-certified 24W four-speakers.
The TVs will be sold on Realme’s website and on Flipkart on June 2. The 43-inch set will be sold for Rs. 21,999 ($ 290) while the 32-inch model is Rs. 12,999 ($ 170).
Other products announced today include Rs. 2,999 ($ 40) Realme Buds Air Neo, a better-sounding pair of truly wireless earphones, along with a new 10,000 mAh power bank for Rs. 999 ($ 13). They will both be available today.