After fake Antutu scores, Realme now caught using iPhone to demonstrate game streaming during launch
Realme was caught using an iPhone to demonstrate game streaming during the launch of the Realme Narzo 30A in Bangladesh.
Realme seems to have landed itself in another spot of trouble. And this comes just after the company was banned by Antutu for faking benchmark scores. This time around, Realme has been ‘caught' using an iPhone to demonstrate game streaming at the launch of the Realme Narzo 30A.
During the launch of the Narzo 30A in Bangladesh, Realme had gamers streaming through what was supposed to be the new device - the Narzo 30A. But it looks like Realme used an iPhone for the streaming instead.
According to reports, this was spotted when a “Guided Access” screen pop up turned up on the streaming video. If anyone has played PUBG Mobile on an iPhone before, this is something they would have noticed. In a video of the launch where the gamers can be seen streaming live, the Guided Access pop-up was spotted on the screen behind them - “Guided Access Started, Triple Click the Side Button to Exit”.
This is a feature that is exclusive to iPhones and not something that's possible on the Narzo 30A. The only possible explanation here is that the gamers were not using the Narzo 30A to demonstrate game streaming.
To be honest, it is hard to understand why Realme would “emulate” an iPhone during the Narzo 30A launch. The Narzo 30A costs a mere ₹8,999 and anyone buying it would not be expecting iPhone-level gaming or features.
Also, it is not possible for Android phones to achieve iPhone-level gaming performance given the fragmentation in the industry. If Realme was trying to emulate any device, an iPhone should definitely not have been its first pick.
You can check out the specs of the Narzo 30A here.
Update: Realme responded to this allegation with a statement to MySmartPrice:
“Respecting and abiding by the local pandemic control policy, the narzo 30A launch video was planned to be recorded in advance. Additionally, the launch video involved a narzo 30A hands-on gaming video. To ensure a better quality video output, the gaming part was recorded by our partner A1 Esports team and sent to the producer, post-recording. Although the A1 team did use the narzo 30A smartphone for the recording of the gaming part, a wrong file was accidentally sent to the producer, post-recording. Although the A1 team did use the narzo 30A smartphone for the recording of the gaming part, a wrong file was accidentally sent to the producer, which led to the appearance of a non-realme smartphone in the video. In response to this issue, we have immediately contacted our A1 team partner to rectify the accident. We shall republish the video after the re-production is complete. We sincerely apologize for any unanticipated impacts the incident may have caused," Realme said.