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realme Becomes the Fastest Smartphone Brand to Sell 100 million Handsets Globally


-It took realme three years to accomplish such an achievement since its inception in August 2018

-realme also leads global smartphone growth board in Q2 with a YoY growth rate of 149% 

-realme also became the fastest brand to reach 50 million cumulative smartphone shipments in India as per Counterpoint 

-realme led the market in 5G smartphone shipments, capturing more than 22% share in Q2 2021 in India 

New Delhi, August 5, 2021 - realme, a global emerging consumer technology company, today announced a milestone of 100 million smartphones sold globally. On the back of strong performance during the 2020 and 2021 economic challenges posed by COVID-19, realme became the fastest global smartphone brand to reach this milestone in three years, according to Strategy Analytics, a market research consultancy. realme is also the fastest growing major smartphone brand globally in Q2 2021 with a year-over-year growth rate of 149%, as data from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) showed.

realme is the fastest brand ever to ship 100 million units in the entire history of the smartphone, according to Strategy Analytics

realme is also quite aggressive with its 5G push and led the market in 5G smartphone shipments, capturing more than 22% share in Q2 2021 in India as per Counterpoint. In addition to this achievement, realme also grew a massive 140% Y-o-Y in Q2 2021 and captured the fourth position in the Indian smartphone market, gaining momentum.

This achievement has further validated realme’s sales and business strategies across the globe. Established only in 2018, realme is now the 7th largest smartphone brand with a presence in 61 different markets worldwide and ranks in the Top 5 smartphone makers in 13 markets including India Philippines, and Russia. In addition, realme also ranked Top 5 in Europe in Q2 2021. This 100-million milestone is the latest in line with realme’s spectacular global rise, as the company adds another ‘first’ to its name. Previously, realme was one of the first to introduce the 125W UltraDart charging technology, and was among the first equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. Its phones were one of the first in the world with a 64-megapixel camera. What’s more, realme was also the first company to launch a 5G phone under US$200. 

Targeting global youths and young professionals as a consumer group has allowed realme to leapfrog many established brands, as this group has been over-promised but underserved, according to realme’s CEO, Sky Li. “Young people, both our consumers and our staff, have taught us to dare to leap into the future and be trendsetters, giving us the courage to disrupt a well-entrenched industry.”

“The past three years have really been about an entrepreneurial spirit and untamed growth for realme”, said Li. “Thanks to the huge support from our young users, we have been able to reach our goal of shipping 100 million smartphones and have gained significant ground in the smartphone market. We will continue to provide young consumers around the world with products that have premium performance and trend-setting designs at affordable prices.

Li also said realme's next goal is to achieve a dual-100 million target - shipping another 100 million handsets by the end of 2022 and completing the same milestone within the 2023 calendar year.


 About realme:

realme has been devoted to empowering youth to be more daring through leap-forward technology and design.

Upon the establishment of realme in 2018, we have never stopped outdoing ourselves in terms of branding, product performance, design, quality and customer service. Applying next-level technologies on smartphones and AIoT products, we are able to provide next-level experience to our consumers.

We have been operating in 61 markets globally, including China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.


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