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Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G teased by Flipkart: How this phone will be important for 5G push in India

Realme is about to launch the Naro 30 Pro 5G smartphone in India but a launch date is yet to be announced.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | February 17, 2021 | Updated 12:07 IST

Highlights

  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro has been listed on Flipkart ahead of launch.
  • The launch date for the Narzo 30 Pro has not been announced.
  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro could be launched as India's cheapest 5G phone.

Realme Narzo 30 Pro is coming soon to India. Accompanying it will be at least one more phone called the Narzo 30A. Realme has confirmed the Narzo 30 series will go official in India but it has not said when. So while everyone waits for Realme to announce a launch date, Flipkart went ahead to list the Narzo 30 Pro on its website, confirming the phone's name and its imminent launch. The teaser on Flipkart shows the phone in rough sketches but sadly, even this does not mention anything about the launch date.

Although a launch date is not available through this Flipkart teaser right now, it will not be long before we at least know some uncovered information about the Narzo 30 Pro and maybe the Narzo 30A. According to the teaser, Flipkart wants you to come back on February 18, which is tomorrow, to check more details about the Narzo 30 Pro. These details could include the specifications of the smartphone, as well as the launch date. A previous report suggested the Realme Narzo 30 Pro -- and Narzo 30A -- may be launched between February 21 and February 28.

There is also a video available on the landing page for Narzo 30 Pro on Flipkart. It features who looks like rapper Emiway Bantai that Realme seems to have partnered with for the Narzo 30 Pro series. The video also shows the back of the smartphone in grey colour with Narzo branding. But other details such as the camera design are not visible in the video. Previously, a leaked poster suggested the Narzo 30 Pro will come in two colours, blue and grey, with a matte finish.

Realme Narzo 30 Pro specifications

For the specifications, all we have is from the rumour mill. The Narzo 30 Pro is rumoured to come with a 120Hz Ultra Smooth Display and a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset. The display could be an LCD because Narzo 30 Pro is supposed to be a cheaper phone than X7 that uses an AMOLED without high refresh rate. So to balance it out, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro could go for a high refresh rate at the expense of an AMOLED panel. The chipset is also the one that powers the Realme X7 in the under Rs 20,000 segment.

Realme and 5G

After becoming the first brand to launch a 5G phone in India last year, Realme expanded the portfolio last month only. The one-year gap between the company's two 5G offerings stemmed from the fact that India does not have 5G yet. Last year, it was more about showing the prowess than to serve consumers with practical solutions. There was no way Indian consumers could use 5G -- with the lack of necessary infrastructure in India and prohibition on international travels to 5G nations. Yet, Realme and other brands inundated the market with 5G phones, calling them futureproof.

Yes, they are futureproofed phones but the smartphone market, especially the one for Android devices, has become a lot more dynamic than it was. People buying premium phones tend to change phones over a long time while those buying budget and lower mid-range phones are more likely to switch to new phones in short timeframes. Realme just leveraged this tendency exhibited by consumers. This year, Realme entered the low-end market with 5G phones, more so because the 5G rollout in India is anticipatory this year. Affordable 5G phones will give a big push to 5G and Realme wants to ride on that.

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