Realme used pre-recorded video to show Realme Narzo 50 gaming performance


Realme launched its highly-anticipated Realme Narzo 50 smartphone in India. The device brought decent specifications for the low-end segment such as the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC and a 5,000 mAh. It’s clearly oriented to the youth customers that enjoy playing games. The Helio G90 series has always been touted as a gaming lineup of processors, and the Helio G96 SoC isn’t an exception. To build hype on the phone’s gaming capabilities the company has showcased gaming performance during the launch event on which the players played Free Fire. However, the company goofed out and the result wasn’t very good.

After looking at the video, it was possible to conclude that the company was using a pre-recorded video of the gameplay. So it wasn’t a live match. Therefore there is no guarantee that it was recorded through a Realme Narzo 50. The RMLeaks was the first publication to spot the mistake.

Realme goofed up again with the Realme Narzo 50 launch

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You can watch the video above and move straight to the 10:16 time stamp. During the live broadcast, two players seem to be competing in a Free Fire match until a player taps on the screen as if to shoot and it opens brings up the video player navigation bar. This is the Realme Gallery App and the UI pops up in a similar fashion once the video starts playing. Furthermore, Free Fire was banned on February 15, 2022, in India. The game was removed from Play Store and Realme added a disclaimer in the video. According to them, the event was pre-recorded however they claimed to play a game during the recording of the event. However, it turns out that the gameplay session was also pre-recorded. As a result, we can really say if the video is using Realme Narzo’s hardware or was recorded with a different setup.

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Worth noting, that this wasn’t the first time that Realme has goofed up things during a launch event. When the company unveiled the last-gen Realme Narzo 30A in Bangladesh it was caught red-handed. The company was using an iPhone to showcase the game performance of the Narzo 30A. However, the company tried to escape this saying that the producer has broadcasted the wrong video.

We don’t know if this will affect the decision of people buying the Realme Narzo 50. After all, in the current times, the Helio G96 SoC is pretty popular and we already know it’s capable of running Free Fire without issues. Perhaps, Realme didn’t want to run through unexpected issues during the event’s recording.

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