Realme 5i launch in India was certainly the biggest piece of news this week, with the Oppo spin-off brand bringing a new budget smartphone featuring a quad rear camera setup to the country. The company also launched the Realme X50 5G in China this week, while unveiling the Realme C2s in Thailand. Other major news this week included a confirmation of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite launch date in India, and its pricing was also tipped. Its sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite was also teased to launch soon in the country. In the meanwhile, Jio began rolling out its Wi-Fi calling service, taking on Airtel. Of course, one can't forget CES 2020 – the world's largest consumer technology trade show – where brands from across the globe unveiled their latest innovations, including OnePlus with its first concept phone. Read on for all the top tech news stories of the week past.
Realme 5i launched in India
Realme launched the Realme 5i in India this week, three days after unveiling it in Vietnam. A more affordable variant of the Realme 5, the Realme 5i brings along the same processor, quad rear camera setup and large battery of the original, but bears a lower resolution front camera. Only a single variant, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, was launched in India, priced at Rs. 8,999.
At that price, the Realme 5i competes against smartphones like the Redmi Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy M20s. It has been launched in Aqua Blue and Forest Green colour variants, and will go on sale for the first time on January 15, at 12pm IST, via both Flipkart and the Realme.com website. The company has detailed Realme 5i launch...