realme Philippines claims the number 1 spot in the country’s smartphone market, recording triple-digit growth in Q3 2020 — a feat the brand achieved in just two years. International market research firms Canalys, IDC and Counterpoint Research all confirm the two-year-old brand’s local market lead in their Q3 reports.
Global market intelligence firm IDC reported realme Philippines achieved staggering 962.5 percent annual growth and captured 25.4 percent local market share this third quarter.
realme Philippines’ leading local market position is further corroborated by global technology market analyst firm Canalys, which in early November reported a 25 percent market share and 531 percent year-on-year growth for realme Philippines, the fastest quarterly growth a smartphone vendor has attained in the Philippine market this year.
Counterpoint Research also reported the same local market position for realme Philippines, which entered the country in November 2018.
realme Philippines has so far launched four smartphone lines: the premier X-series, the midranger number series, and the bang-for-buck narzo and C-series lines. The brand is also working vigorously on growing its AIoT and smart device portfolios, broadening the realme experience to deliver a well-rounded ecosystem.
“We are immensely grateful to our Filipino fans for helping us reach the top spot here in the Philippines. We celebrate this remarkable achievement with every Filipino realme user who shares our confidence in the performance and capability of our products — this would not have been possible without you. We assure our fans that we’ll continue to be relentless in bringing top-notch devices to the country as we aim to embolden them in achieving their every goal. Maraming salamat po!” shares realme Philippines VP for Marketing Austine Huang.
realme Philippines attributes its strong market presence to its strong and wide — and growing — network across the nation, both offline and online. The brand currently has 465 kiosks, 119 concept stores and 5200+ partner stores in key areas across the country. It also has a strong partnership with e-commerce giants Lazada and Shopee, where it consistently tops the platforms’ list of best-selling brands.
realme has forged relationships with key industry players such as Moonton, the game developer of the smash-hit Mobile Legends. The biggest smartphone-branded online community is also spearheaded by realme Philippines, an avenue the brand uses for direct communication with its customers on various announcements, promos and exclusive events.
Globally, realme continues to be the smartphone industry’s fastest-growing smartphone brand with 132 percent growth quarter-on-quarter in shipment volume. This is the strongest growth momentum among all major global smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), according to Counterpoint Research, with the brand braving a global year-on-year market decline of 4 percent.
Fans of realme in the Philippines can enjoy more products from the leading smartphone brand before the year ends as it launches more new smart lifestyle devices and a powerful flagship contender.
realme Watch 3 Review | All Around Fitness Smartwatch and More #realmeWatch3
realme recently launch the realme Watch 3 which is the successor of the realme Watch 2 released last year. The first thing I noticed is that the display size of the realme Watch 3 is a bit bigger than the Watch 2 which is a a 1.8″ Super Large & Bright Display that utilizes a TFT-LCD panel with frames per second set to 30FPS. Most of the specs and features are similar but has significant difference to name a few. I was fortunate to have a review unit to show you guys all the features of the new realme Watch 3.
The watch 3 looks very premium and solid and it doesn’t look and feel cheap. You can compare it with the higher end smartwatches. It also features a 7-Day Battery Life which is already long for a standard smartwatch. It also has IP68 Dust & Water Resistance where you can use your realme Watch 3 even if you are washing the dishes or hands, you don’t have to worry getting the watch soaking wet as it is tight sealed as shown in the pictures. The realme Watch 3 comes in two color options: Black and Grey which fit for both men and women.
One of the biggest improvement of the realme Watch 3 is the sports mode which feature more than 110+ activities which is more than the previous model. It is your ultimate partner in terms of health and fitness monitoring where it has an All-Day Comprehensive Health Monitoring. Perfect for fitness enthusiast and who is planning to have a better lifestyle by integrating the realme Watch 3 health features for that fitness goal.
Fitness/Sports mode includes Outdoor run, Cricket, Indoor Run, Strength Training, Football, Basketball, Badminton, Yoga, Elliptical, Indoor Cycle, Outdoor Cycle, Mountaineering, Trail Running and many more.
Connectivity and Social Network
What I like about the realme Watch 3 is the seamless connectivity across my social media accounts. First the SMS, where it can immediately notify the watch when there is an incoming SMS message and mobile call without much hassle and vibrates the smart watch even if your mobile is far from you, it is connected through Bluetooth, and in fact it has a Clear Bluetooth Calling feature, where it can handle consistent connection regardless of movement which is perfect of those who have an active lifestyle.
You can also connect your Social Media Network notifications and messaging like Facebook, Twitter, Viber and many more. This makes me more updated with my online activities even without looking at my phone, even if I am on the go or away from my phone, I can check the messages directly from the realme Watch 3.
You can monitor the weather using the realme Watch 3 which is amazing, in just a few swipe, I can see the weather conditions today & tomorrow.
Heart Beat / Sleep Tracking
I think this is very important to keep track of your health in real time even during medical checkups & emergencies can determine your conditions through your heartbeat which can save lives. This essential for those who have heart conditions or monitor your heartbeat during workouts & exercise.
The realme Watch 3 is an improvement of it’s predecessor, it delivers the same quality features that a health enthusiast would love and enjoy. With a bigger screen size, more training and exercise modes, it will make your smartwatch experience more interactive and fulfilling. I recommend the realme Watch 3 to existing or 1st time smartwatch users to try it out. realme Watch 3 is priced at PHP3,499
ICYMI: Here’s What Rolled Out During realme’s 2022 Fan Fest in August
realme ended the month on a high with back-to-back milestones
As part of realme’s efforts to stay connected to its fans, recognize and encourage each Filipino to #DareToBeYou, the PH’s no. 1 smartphone brand for straight 6 quarters (based on IDC sell-in reports) culminated its month-long Fan Fest celebration through a fun-filled Music Festival. Filipino music fans were graced with live performances by some of the biggest musicians recognised both locally and internationally.
The realme Music Festival was held in Megamall Fashion Hall last August 26, making it the first onground Fan Fest event since 2020. Pinoy band The Juans and musician Zack Tabudlo serenaded the crowd with their songs. Meanwhile, the realme Music Festival also debuted the first-ever performance of Top Class 5 and the up and coming P-Pop group 6ense On top of all these, realme also introduced “The Monster Rookies of P-Pop,” VXON as the brand’s first ever P-Pop group brand ambassador.
Back-to-Back Milestones on Shopee Super Brand Day Sale
realme ended the month of August on a high note with yet another sales milestone for its newest AIoT devices and its much-loved entry-level smartphones. Officially launched during the Music Festival, the brand unveiled both the realme Pad X and realme Watch 3 in the local market as the newest addition to its AIoT portfolio. During the Super Brand Day sale on Shopee, fans were able to completely empty out the realme Pad X in just 7 hours.
In addition, realme also achieved the top brand spots for categories such as smartphones, tablets, and wearables. realme’s C30 (4GB+64GB) claimed Top 1, followed by realme C30 (2GB+32GB) at Top 2, and realme C21-Y (4+64GB) was at Top 4. When it comes to tablets, the realme Pad X was Top 1 while the realme Pad Mini 3GB+32GB LTE claimed the 4th rank. As for wearables, the realme Watch 3 was Top 1 during the Shopee SBD.
realme tops both IDC and Canalys rankings
realme continues to solidify its position in the Philippine market as an industry disruptor. The Canalys sell-in report as of August 2022 hailed realme as the country’s no. 1 smartphone brand for Q2 2022, with a total unit share of 20% across all vendors present. The brand was also recently named as the top smartphone vendor for Q3 2021 by top international research firms Canalys and IDC.
In a separate report by the research analyst firm International Data Corporation or IDC, realme claimed the no. 1 rank for the sixth consecutive quarter in the Philippines, with a total market share of 21.8%.
“It is an honor to be recognized once again as the country’s top smartphone brand and we really are very grateful to our ever-supporting Filipino squad for the unwavering love they give us. This would not have been possible without their support and of course, the hard work of everyone in the realme community,” says Austine Huang, realme Philippines’ VP for Marketing.
realme kicks off its CSR as part of the Fan Fest
Continuing its promise to support the Filipino youth and as one of the ways to give back to the community, realme revealed its Dare to be You CSR roadshow with the aim of helping students find out their passion and provide them with the right tools and knowledge to pursue it. The first stop of their roadshow is in partnership with Young Focus Philippines which commenced last August 27. The realme team visited Young Focus Philippines in Tondo, Manila to help facilitate a bootcamp program for junior high school student beneficiaries of the NGO. The students enjoyed activities that can inspire them to pursue their passions and goals to become their best version of themselves and for them to #DareToBeYou in their own way.
In line with the brand’s commitment to provide comprehensive superior experience for the young, realme also donated refurbished realme devices such as TV, buds, tablets, pad, and smartphones to help equip Young Focus Philippines with technology that are necessary for the students’ holistic learning.
The CSR roadshow will continue as realme will be revealing its next few stops for the month of September. Starting with a partnership with University of the Philippines’ Economics Society where children from Pook Ricarte in Diliman, Quezon City
This upcoming CSR with Pook Ricarte is set on September 10, 2022.
For more info and other brand updates, be sure to follow realme on Facebook or visit www.realme.com.ph.
realme Shopee Super Brand Day Sale Happening this Aug 26! #DareToBeYou
The realme 826 activity lineup is surely something you shouldn’t miss out on!
Hold up Squads! This Friday is shaping up to be one of the grandest realme Fan Fest culmination yet as realme, the PH’s no. 1 smartphone brand for Q2 2022 celebrates with the Filipino community to #DareToBeYou.
Mark your calendars this August 26 as its jam packed with activities such as the realme Super Brand Day sale on Shopee, launch of the realme Pad X and realme Watch 3 and the realme Music Festival.
“In true realme fashion, the realme Fan Fest 2022 will be culminating in a blast not only with the much awaited music festival but with the Super Brand Day Sale on Shopee as well! As part of our efforts to show our appreciation to the Filipino community, we hope to give them access to the best tech and lifestyle experiences at affordable prices with sale opportunities like the Shopee SBD so that we can equip them with the best tools to #DareToBeYou,” shares Austine Huang, VP for Marketing.
Stay tuned! realme Pad X and realme Watch 3 first-selling on Shopee SBD
During the realme Super Brand Day Sale on Shopee, the soon to be launched #DesignedToExplore realme Pad Xand the #FitnessMeetsFinesse realme Watch 3 will be available on the Platform at discounted prices. For more information on the pricing, make sure to check out the product launch livestream on the realme official Facebook, Youtube and TikTok page on August 26, 5-6PM.
Newest C series offering, the realme C21 first-selling on Shopee
There’s a new C Series in town, the realme C21! Equipped with a MediaTek Helio G35 Processor, 5000mAh Massive Battery and a 6.5″ HD+ Large Display, this well-rounded entry-level smartphone will surely help users accomplish their daily tasks with ease. Make sure to check the official realme Facebook page to know more about the realme C21 3GB+32GB pricing and availability.
Buyers can also grab other C-Series offerings such as the 5000mAh Massive Battery realme C30 2GB+32GB variant for only P4,849 and the TUV Rheinland Certified realme C21-Y 4GB+64GB variant for P5,899.
Create content like your favorite Pinoy creators with the realme 9
Get creative and showcase your talent with the realme 9’s 108MP ProLight Camera perfect for taking photos even at low-light situations! The 6GB+128GB variant will retail at a whopping P2000 OFF! (P12,999). If you’re looking for an all-rounder smartphone that can handle your daily tasks all-day long, the battery powerhouse realme 9i is for you! Boasting a power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 Processor, the realme 9i can be yours for only P10,399!
realme bundling efforts with Adidas, Acqua Bottles among others
Aside from affordable smartphone offerings, realme is also collaborating with other brands such as Adidas wherein every realme purchase, buyers can get the chance to win Adidas e-vouchers worth P400 OFF. While those on the lookout for new home appliances can get a free acqua stainless mug for every purchase of realme smart home products.
Vxon, The Juans, Zack Tabudlo and many more to perform during the realme Music Fest
Pinoy Music fans are in for a treat on August 26 as the realme Music Fest lineup will feature the biggest musicians recognised both locally and internationally.
Catch P-pop group Vxon as they perform their hit song “The Beast,” “PS” and the debut of their newest single during the event. Pinoy band The Juans will be rocking the stage with their songs “Umaaga,” “Hindi Tayo Pwede,” among others. While chart-topping musician Zack Tabudlo will be serenading the crowd with his songs “Habang Buhay”, “Nasan Ka Na Ba?” and “Nangangamba.”
Aside from these well known artists, the music fest will also be debuting the first-ever performance of Top Class 5, the recent winners from the 2022 reality-survival show. 6ense, an up and coming P-Pop group will also be gracing the stage with their new single.
This event wouldn’t be possible without SM Megamall, the official venue partner of realme Music Festival.
To enter the realme FanFest 2022 venue, the mechanics is as follows:
- The event goer must present any on hand realme product (smartphone and TechLife devices) to the realme registration located at SM Megamall Fashion Hall on August 26.
- One (1) realme product entitles a customer to one (1) seat
- Redemption of wristband stubs will only happen on August 26, 2022 at the realme registration area located at SM Megamall Fashion Hall starting at 1:00PM.
- realme will be distributing color coded wristbands determined by the arrival time of the event-goers.
- Yellow Wristband stubs will be distributed at 1:00PM.
- Purple Wristband stubs will be distributed at 4:00PM.
- realme Philippines reserves the right to refuse the re-entry of the event-goers in the venue and may take appropriate action to enforce this right in reasonable circumstances.
- Seating arrangement will be on a first come per serve basis. Re-entering will not be allowed once the program starts at 5:00PM.
- Wristband stubs allotted for realme FanFest 2022 event are strictly not for resale and are non-transferrable.
- realme PH reserves the rights to suspend guest privileges of seat stubs holders found to be selling/scalping/auctioning their Wristband stubs.
To end the month-long festivity with a bang, realme will be offering a last call sale in Lazada for their squad! realme will be joining the Women’s and Men’s Fest on Lazada from Aug 22-27 where squads can get up to 55% OFF discounts. You can also catch realme on the Lazada Brand Spotlight sale on Aug 28 as well as the Payday Sale from Aug 30-31.
Be sure to check out the realme PH Facebook page at http://facebook.com/realmePhilippines for more updates on the realme FanFest 2022 activity lineup.
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