Realme’s debut on the smartphone scene a few years ago yielded some of the most affordable but worthwhile Android smartphones, which managed to balance both specs and performance at wallet-friendly prices. With that in mind, the brand recently celebrated a major milestone after reaching a whopping 200 million unit shipments.
The landmark number was posted online by Realme CEO Sky Li on his official social media account. The post reads:
It's fabulous! Thank you to everyone who supported and loved realme! pic.twitter.com/KFP1jJb9ar
— Sky Li (@skyli_realme) November 27, 2023
Realme originally arrived on the market as a sub-brand of Oppo, but has since grown to be its own brand, competing with the likes of Redmi and other budget-focused brands, although it has come out with some rather impressive devices in recent years such as the Realme GT5, which packs 24GB of RAM.
Other features of the GT5 include a variant that features 150W fast-charging speed, available in 12/256GB and 16/512GB storage configurations, although there’s a much faster 240W fast-charging variant, which features 24GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage, and a 4600 mAh battery.
With all that being said, the popularity of budget-friendly Android devices in Asian markets has no doubt helped boost Realme to the mainstream, and it’s a bot of a shame that most Western markets aren’t able to access the brand’s impressive lineup of devices.