Realme phones will not have any banned apps pre-installed: CEONew Delhi: Fast-growing Chinese smartphone company Realme said it will issue a software update by early August to allow users to remove pre-installed apps from their devices which were banned by the government recently.

“Our upcoming Realme 6i and other Realme smartphones will not have any pre-installed app from the banned app list,” Madhav Seth, CEO, Realme said in a statement on Tuesday.

The government, last month, had banned 59 Chinese mobile applications, including top social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat and Helo and shopping apps such as Shein and Club Factory following border tensions with the neighbour at LAC.

“For the concerned system feature ‘Clean up Storage’, we will also release OTA updates on all existing models to remove this feature by early August,” Seth said. “If users require such features, they can choose a third party app from Play Store.”

Market leader Xiaomi’s sister brand Poco had also issued a similar statement last week. Xiaomi is also from China.


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