Realme’s May 4th launch event in India postponed due to COVID-19 crisis

Realme X7 Max and a new Realme smart TV were expected to launch on May 4th.

  • Realme has postponed its May 4th event in India owing to the current COVID-19 crisis.
  • The company was expected to launch Realme X7 Max and a new smart TV, among others.
  • Realme is also postponing its 3-year anniversary celebrations.

Realme is postponing its May 4th launch event in India due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country. The company revealed on Tuesday that it was planning to launch India’s first phone with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 phone (Realme X7 Max) and a new Realme TV on May 4th. However, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth just announced that the May 4th launch event has been postponed. The brand is also postponing its 3-year anniversary celebrations. The company hasn’t revealed a new Realme X7 Max launch date in India.

In a statement, Realme India head, Madhav Sheth has said, “After careful consideration, #realme has decided to postpone the upcoming smartphone and AIoT products’ launch along with anniversary celebrations. In these difficult times, let’s focus on contributing as much as possible. Stay home, Stay strong! We will be back soon.”

Realme X7 Max specifications (expected)

Realme X7 Max is said to be a rebrand of the Realme GT Neo that launched in China last month. It sports a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, with a 120Hz refresh rate and corner punch-hole camera. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC coupled up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. The handset runs on Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 custom skin on top and has an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery with 50W fast-charging support fuels the phone.

Realme GT Neo has triple cameras at the back, consisting of a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP camera. It has a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. Connectivity features could include 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfers. Realme GT Neo measures 8.4mm in thickness and weighs 179 grams.