Update: realme just announced that it has now postponed the online launch of Narzo 10 series in India that was scheduled for April 21st to a later date.
We have noticed the update shared by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India. They have mentioned about the supply of non-essential goods by e-Commerce companies to remain prohibited during the lockdown.
realme was planning to start online sales of its smartphones from April 20 and launch its Narzo series on April 21 through e-commerce platforms.
But bearing in mind the current order from MHA, we are evaluating the situation and decision about the launch of the much-awaited Narzo series and online sales of our other smartphones will be made by tomorrow. On principle aligned, people’s health comes first at realme, and we will follow the Government directives issued in best interests of the people.
With respect to the announcement made by our Honourable Prime Minister yesterday, we have decided to suspend all upcoming launches including #realmeNarzo series.
Time for us to focus on our family & ourselves. Stay at home, stay safe & cooperate with local authorities. pic.twitter.com/4FmdanvgHL
— Madhav 5G (@MadhavSheth1) March 25, 2020
realme confirmed that the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10A smartphones will launch in India on March 26th on Flipkart. Due to the ongoing situation and lockdowns across the nation, realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has announced that the company will postpone the sale of the Narzo 10 series smartphones since the company has halted its ‘Make in India’ facility till further notice from the Government and has asked its employees to work from home.
During these tough times, we are taking initiatives to:
👉 Postpone sale of #realmeNarzo series, current stocks on hold.
👉 Halt our ‘Make in India’ facility till further Govt. notice.
👉 WFH for all
Hope the health of our people & country’s economy gets minimum impact.🙏 pic.twitter.com/6MDZq0na9A
— Madhav 5G (@MadhavSheth1) March 24, 2020
However, the company has confirmed that the online launch event will still happen 26th March, 12:30PM since it is a pre-shot video.
While we are taking all the measures to fight #COVID19, we thought of bringing some joy to your lives as we continue with the online launch video premiere of #realmeNarzo series despite the postponement of sales. We are doing our bit, you can do yours too – #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/dHt0CO2u4E
— realme (@realmemobiles) March 24, 2020
We might already know the specifications of the phone since the Narzo 10 and Narzo 10a are expected to be the rebranded versions of realme 6i and realme C3 Indonesia version, respectively, but we will have to wait till tomorrow afternoon for the price.