ELKO to distribute realme in Ukraine

realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, has signed an agreement with ELKO for product distribution in Ukraine. The addition of ELKO will ensure the needed financing and operational capacity to support the market's rising demand and the brand's growth ambitions.
According to Strategy Analytics, realme is the fastest growing smartphone brand in Europe in 2021 with a year-over-year growth rate of 500% and ranks top 5 by volume.

The Ukrainian smartphone market is recovering, but at the same time, risks related to product delivery and distribution remain high. The attraction of ELKO – one of the region’s largest distributors, lets realme cover risks better and improves product availability for the market.

“Thanks to the product specifications and pricing strategy, realme is highly demanded among youth. Mainstream product distribution is capital intensive, and not all market players can handle it, especially in the situation where Ukraine stand now. Scale, experience, and financing opportunities are strong advantages of ELKO, and we believe all parties, from manufacturer to end-user, will gain from it,” Baiba Indane, Head of Branded Unit at ELKO Group.

realme devices are created with a trendy design and strong performance, keeping young consumers in mind. realme offers products with trendsetting technologies, features, and a user experience unparalleled for its price category.

“ELKO's cooperation with realme will expand the Ukrainian end user's access to the product, which has been highly appreciated by users worldwide. Bright design and a wide range of models will surely interest not only connoisseurs of this brand, but also consumers who are not yet familiar with realme products,” Kirill Kostanian, Sales and Product Manager, ELKO Ukraine.

As a start, the first deliveries for ELKO will contain smartphones, at the later stage extending to the full assortment of other realme ecosystems products such as smartwatches, headsets, and TVs. The first deliveries are planned for the beginning of September.
About realme

realme is a global emerging consumer technology company disrupting the smartphone and AIoT market by making cutting-edge technologies more accessible. It provides a range of smartphones and lifestyle technology devices with premium specs, quality, and trend-setting designs to young consumers at affordable prices.

Established by Sky Li in 2018 and driven by its “Dare to Leap” spirit, realme is the world’s 6th largest smartphone company and has become one of the top 5 smartphone players in 21 markets globally in just two years. As of Q2, 2021, realme has entered 61 markets worldwide, including China and Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa, and has a global user base of over 100 million.

For more information, please visit www.realme.com.
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