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Worldwide, Realme came out as the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the first quarter of 2020 with a 157% year-over-year increase. But apparently, that’s not the only feather in its cap so far this year.

According to Counterpoint Research, Realme, up 173% YoY, also emerged as the brand that experienced the most rapid growth in Southeast Asia in the same period. That’s a feat considering the company was incorporated only in May 2018.

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“With this growth, Realme continued to be among the top 5 smartphone brands in the SEA region,” the market-research firm said. “Realme was able to achieve this growth even while markets were declining due to the COVID-19 pandemic; SEA declined 11%; and the global market declined 13% over the first quarter in 2019.”

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Here in the Philippines, Realme entered the market in November 2018 with the C1 budget phone as its first offering. It’s now among the top 5 handset brands locally. Its latest releases are the Realme 6i, Realme 6, and Realme 6 Pro devices, with the latter two meant to bring 90Hz screens within the reach of more consumers.

You can see the two-year-old brand’s timeline for key Southeast Asian markets below.

Realme timeline for key Southeast Asian markets as of Q1 2020 by Counterpoint Research via Revu Philippines

Realme timeline for key Southeast Asian countries as of Q1 2020. Together, these markets account for more than 80% of smartphone shipments in the region

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 18 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.