Realme in Nepal went under an operational overhaul yesterday. Realme Nepal’s operations completely under the supervision of Madhav Sheth, CEO of Realme India and Europe, marks Realme’s re-entry into Nepal. Marking the re-entry, Realme has handed over the distribution to Shanker Group, which is already known to be associated with more than 30 companies across 14 different business sectors. With this Realme aims to establish itself as the top two smartphone brand in Nepal by 2022.
With that said, here’s what it means to the end-users.
What can you expect?
Firstly, the pricing is supposed to be more competitive as Realme Nepal will function as a body to Realme India.
Secondly, the phone launches will be more prominent and consecutive to the India launch of Realme smartphones.
Third, the Realme product portfolio will be revamped with some new and exciting smartphones and AIoT devices from Realme as well. As for the products in the pipeline, the Realme GT and the Realme GT Master Edition will be launching soon in Nepal. Adding to it, even Realme’s Narzo branded phones will be made available to the masses. The cherry on top, however, has to be the establishment of Realme service centers across Nepal.
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For those of you who aren’t familiar with Madhav Sheth, he is the man behind the success of Realme in countries like India, the Czech Republic, and Greece. He made Realme rank as one of the leading 5G smartphone brands in India with a 23% market share in the second quarter of 2021.
While we couldn’t get a chance to meet him in person, our good friends over at GadgetByte Nepal had an opportunity to interview Mr. Madhav Sheth, the man himself. You can read the full interview here. But for now, here are the major takeaways from that interview.
- The delay between Realme product launches in India and Nepal will not be more than 15-20 days as promised.
- Realme Nepal will be getting either the Global or the Indian variant depending on which one is fastest to reach the market.
- For the upcoming devices, he spoke about the Realme GT and the GT Master Edition to be the ones launching soon.
- The pricing of the products will be similar to the Indian market and chances are they might be similar to the Indian pricing converted to NRs.
- Narzo and other AIoT devices will be made available to the Nepali consumers with an intent to get a strong hold over the market within a span of next 2 to 3 months.
- He promised to look into the software update issues.
- Realme India’s direct link to the market is supposed to work not only on the sales channels but also proper and official service centers.
- A global Realme Community page rather than a Realme Nepal Community page will bring the global Realme Community together.
- Narzo might get a different distribution channel in Nepal.
With that said, Realme India’s direct influence over Realme Nepal, the future seems promising. What do you think? Do let us know via the comments below.