China-based smartphone maker Realme, that clocked seven percent market share in India in the first quarter of 2019, is aiming to sell at least 15 million handsets in the country by the end of year, the company's India CEO said on Monday.
The online-focused device maker that came into existence in 2018, was also among the top five smartphone brands in the fourth quarter of 2018 with eight percent market share.
"We are targeting to sell at least 15 million handsets this year and I believe in sales numbers," Madhav Sheth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India, told IANS.
"The sales and shipments won't have such a huge gap," Sheth replied when asked if the company was aiming only at the shipment numbers.
Realme, which started as an online-only brand, now gets the majority of its sales from offline channels, according to Counterpoint Research.
The handset maker will set up six exclusive stores in metros by the end of the year. The first such store will be opened in July.
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