Realme 48MP Camera Phone Not in Works, All Upcoming Realme Phones will Run Android Pie Out of the Box

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For quite some time, there have been reports on Realme working on a new smartphone with a 48MP camera. Several leaks hinted that the company will be launching the phone soon, however, all those reports come to rest now as Realme India CEO, Madhav Sheth debunked them in his latest AMA video. Sheth clearly refused the existence of any such device and he also affirmed that Realme is not going for high megapixel anytime soon. The AMA video also answered a slew of questions that were on the minds of Realme users in India.

Realme Phone With 48MP Camera Turns Out To Be A Myth

Making it big in the Indian smartphone market is not an easy task, but Oppo’s sub-brand Realme made it quite big in less than a year. The company now boasts 4 million users in India, a rather short span to attain something as big. In the latest AMA session, the brand’s India CEO brazenly debunked the rumor about an Realme phone in the making that was hinted to pack a 48MP camera.

In the AMA, Realme India CEO, Madhav Sheth said,“For Realme, we are not going to adapt the high megapixel just for the sake of launching it because we believe that camera tuning and software optimization is even more important. We always strive to give our users the best combination of both hardware and software.” The statement makes it quite clear that Realme is not falling for the trend and will not come up with a phone boasting such high megapixels on a camera.

Upcoming Realme Phones Will Run Android Pie Out of the Box

In the AMA, Madhav Sheth also revealed that all the upcoming phones from Realme will ship with Android 9 Pie. When asked about the promised Android P update on the existing phones, Sheth said that the company will be rolling out the Android Pie-based Color OS6 update to the phones under the promised timeline.

To recall, the company recently announced the bootloader for the Realme 2 Pro and the Realme 1. As per the promise, the Realme 2 Pro already got it on January 15, 2019, while the Realme 1 will be getting it around the mid-February.

All Other Questions Answered

Some of the other questions were also asked during the AMA, such as the plan of bringing Realme online store app to which Sheth replied that the company is planning on that. He also revealed that the company would be launching many new phones in the Q1 and Q2. Sheth was also asked about bringing cases for other devices than the Realme U1, to which he replied saying that the existing phones will not be getting it, but the upcoming devices may get accessories such as cases, and the brand may also launch power banks.

Well, it seems like the brand has a lot more planned out for the rest of the year and we are looking forward to all the launches and updates. What’s your take on Realme’s strategy in India? Would you consider buying a Realme phone this year? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Also, check out our hands-on video on the Realme U1.



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