Realme Smart TV was scheduled for global unveiling at the Mobile World Congress 2019, which had to be scrapped due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Post cancellation of the mega exhibition event, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth confirmed that the company will launch its first Smart TV in India in Q2,2020.
Realme seems to be in track for a Q2 launch, as despite the countrywide lockdown Realme continues sort required certification for its upcoming Smart TV. Post the BIS website listing, the Realme TV remote control has been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG site which is the governing body for Bluetooth approvals.
As per the Bluetooth certified site, the Realme TV remote carries model number RTRC1 and it is certified for a Bluetooth 5.0 device. While not much intel about the Realme TV is mentioned on the Bluetooth certification site, it does indicate Realme is inching towards the launch.
Realme TV: What to expect?
Recently, 43-inch variant Realme TV was spotted on the BIS website. The Realme Smart TV is also expected to be offered in 55-inch screen size. The panel type is expected to be QLED at least for the 55-inch variant.
The Realme TV is likely to be based on Google’s Android TV platform with a custom skin on top. As per the teaser videos showcased at the previous launch event, the Realme TV will feature an Assitant on board. It is likely to include dedicated viewing modes for movies, sport and other genres of content.
We also expect Realme TV to come preloaded with a bunch of premium streaming apps Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar – Disney+, Google Play services etc. It is also likely to feature an inbuilt Google Chromecast.
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Realme TV launch In India: Expectations
The coronavirus pandemic has jeopardized launch plans for consumer tech brands. Before the COVID 19 lockdown, the Realme TV was expected to launch in India in April, but since everything is almost stagnant at this point of we expect the Realme TV launch to be pushed back by a few weeks at least.
Since almost all e-commerce activities are in the suspended mode, we don’t expect the Realme TV launch to happen before second half of May.