- Realme has shifted the Realme 6 series launch event online.
- The Coronavirus outbreak in India has stymied the launch event.
- The Realme 6 series launch event will also see the debut of Realme Band.
Realme on Tuesday announced it is calling off the Realme 6 series launch event in New Delhi over the scare of Coronavirus epidemic. Instead, the company will make announcements via an online stream, which will be hosted by Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth. The Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro are scheduled to launch in India on March 5 but the on-ground activities, which were supposed to take place, have been cancelled. Xiaomi's Redmi also made a similar announcement by limiting the Redmi Note 9 series launch event to online only.
As soon as the number of patients who tested positive for Coronavirus rose, medical authorities in Delhi issued an advisory that large-scale events that will potentially be held by a mixed crowd be avoided. Both Realme and Redmi have now planned to cancel their physical events and are rather going for online streams for the launch of Realme 6 series and Redmi Note 9 Pro series respectively.
In light of current reports of #coronavirus impact & related advisory by health officials to maintain social distance as a precautionary measure, I'm calling off our biggest event. Will still give live speech in stadium with you watching #realme6series event online. wrote Sheth in a tweet posted on Tuesday. The venue for the event is Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
Realme had already begun the sale for the launch event tickets for March 5. Since the event is cancelled now, Realme will most likely refund the ticket money to the buyers. The company is yet to make an official announcement on what will happen to the launch event tickets.
The Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro will be important smartphones for the brand as they take over from Realme 5 series that garnered good sales numbers for the brand. Realme will also launch its first fitness wearable, the Realme Band at the same event now shifted to be held online. The Realme Band is one of the many AIoT devices that Realme is planning to launch throughout the year and beyond to create its product ecosystem. It will also announce the release of the Realme Link app that will be the one-stop solution to connect every kind of these devices with phones.