A few days ago, Realme held a launch event in India for the Realme Narzo 50. It was live-streamed, but they also uploaded it as a video on their YouTube channel. The hosts demonstrated how the phone handles gaming during the launch event but got caught using pre-recorded footage. If you want to see it for yourself, you can go to the 10:14 in the launch event video, and you’ll notice a pause button pop up when he taps the screen.
Once you notice it, the video becomes really embarrassing to watch. Throughout the video, you can even see them hovering their fingers over the screen in some scenes, pretending to be playing the game. However, from 16:59 onwards, I think they’re playing on the actual device.
Many questions popped into my head, like “why would they pre-record some scenes”, “did they do this on purpose to get more clicks?” and “are they going to delete the video now?”. In my opinion, I think they pre-recorded those scenes because they just wanted an efficient shoot and didn’t want to waste time waiting for the hosts to get kills in the game. I don’t think they did it on purpose because it honestly makes the phone and brand look really bad like they’re embarrassed to show the phone running the game. Finally, they’re probably not going to delete the video as it already has 31,000+ views at the moment and any publicity is good publicity.
Realme Narzo 30A scandal
This isn’t the first time Realme or the Narzo series got caught up in a pre-recorded scandal. When the Narzo 30A launched in Bangladesh, they used pre-recorded footage as well, but this time, it was with an Apple device.
In the picture, you can see that the Apple device was being used in Guided Access mode, with the UI popping up right behind the gamers.
More about the Realme Narzo 50
If Realme manufactured the controversy for exposure, then they’ve officially won because I’m going to go over some specs and details about the Narzo 50.
It comes with a 6.6″ IPS FHD+ LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. For cameras, it has a 50MP main shooter, a 2MP B&W lens, and a 2MP macro shooter. The front holds a 16MP selfie camera. Powering the device is a MediaTek Helio G96 mated with 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It also features a 5,000mAh battery capable of 33W fast charging.
The phone has not yet launched in Malaysia but is expected to come to local shores around March 2022.
The Realme Narzo 50’s local pricing is not available yet, but the 4GB + 64GB version is priced at INR 12,999 (~RM722) in India, and the 6GB + 128GB version goes for INR 15,499 (~RM862), so we can expect it to be around the same price range.