Twitter Wars Between Madhav Sheth and Manu Kumar Jain?


The duo have been tweeting over smartphone specifications ever since Realme announced the upcoming launch of Realme 3 Pro smartphone in India

(picture credits – Realme Twitter)

BBK owned Realme has announced that it will be launching Realme 3 Pro smartphone on 22 April 2019 in India. The launch will take place in one of Delhi University’s campuses. But it seems that the smartphone, before even being launched has already drawn attention from its rival companies in the country.

Manu Kumar Jain, Global VP, Xiaomi, tweeted, “Recently a brand has started talking about Qualcomm SD 710. Here’s the truth: it’s a one year old processor! We launched a phone with SD 710 (globally) in Q2 2018. SD 675 is the latest one: 16 per cent faster than SD 710!! Check out Antutu scores.”

Jain also tweeted a picture of the Antutu performance comparison between the Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 710 processors. The picture also claims that Snapdragon 675 as better that Snapdragon 710.

Madhav Sheth’s reply?

Madhav Sheth, CEO, Realme Mobiles, also took to Twitter and posted a tweet that looks like a reply to Jain’s tweet. He tweeted, “Someone is afraid of Speed awakens? It’s gonna be true for them on 22nd April anyways. RT and welcome the speed if you’re not afraid but really excited.”

It is to be noted here that all Realme social media handles have been promoting Realme 3 Pro smartphone, as the first device in the segment that supports Fortnite online game. Sheth’s another tweet read, “How about playing Fortnite on Realme 3 Pro? I believe Realme 3 Pro will be the 1st in its segment that can directly support it. Tried to play this game on some latest “Pro” devices but none of them could manage. When it comes to speed, chipset matters.”

Interestingly, he also shared a pic captured with the upcoming Realme 3 Pro smartphone. It is also rumored that Realme 3 Pro will be launched with the same 48 MP sensor that Redmi has used in its Note 7 Pro smartphone. Sheth had earlier taken a dig at the 48 MP smartphone camera.

Realme 3 Pro competition

Once launched, the smartphone will head straight into competition with Redmi Note 7 Pro and Samsung M30 smartphones in India. Both these smartphones, were launched after aggressive social media campaigns in the country. Huawei and Honor have also joined the competition after announcing sales on many of their devices that fall in the same segment.

Both Redmi and Realme are among the fastest growing smartphone brand in the country. While a report by IDC had claimed that Xiaomi had led Indian smartphone market for six consecutive quarters, another report had termed Realme as the fastest growing online smartphone brand in India.

Tarun Pathak, associate director, Counterpoint Research, in a report, had said, “Xiaomi sold the most number of smartphones during this period thanks to strong performance in online channels. Xiaomi widened the gap with Samsung which still did relatively well in offline channels capturing 30 per cent share.” He was referring towards the Diwali season sales.

Pathak about Realme had commented, “The newly launched online only smartphone brand, Realme had a record festive performance for any new brand ever in India. Realme immediately captured 9 per cent share jumping to the third spot in overall sales volume performance and also became the second largest in online segment with 18 per cent share.”

It is worth mentioning here that both the companies have also started expanding in the offline sales channel. While Redmi is busy establishing Mi Stores in the country, Realme is also working on its offline network here.