Realme UI could jump to 5.0: who’s afraid of the number 4?

Realme and tetraphobia. You may be wondering what the Chinese manufacturer has in common with a widespread phobia in East Asian countries. Well, know that Realme UI is involved, its custom user interface is expected to update to version 4.0 this year. Perhaps, however, Realme UI 4.0 will not be there and the company will “jump” directly to version 5.0. The blame would be attributable to the tetraphobia, which we have come to know almost as a distinctive trait of Asian brands.

Have you ever heard of tetraphobia? In a nutshell, it consists of the fear of the number 4 since, in languages ​​such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean, the word that indicates this number has a very similar sound to the word death. This phobia, in fact, is very widespread in East Asian countries, such as China. And now let’s go back to Realme.

It is no coincidence that some Chinese brands decide not to show the number 4 (and other digits that contain it) in the name of their products. OnePlus, for example, after the debut of the 3 series went directly to the 5 series. Realme itself after the 3 series and the Narzo 30 directly launched the 5 series and Narzo 50.

The fear of the number 4 could, with many probabilities, also affect the name of the next version of Realme UI. Following this reasoning, in fact, this year’s version of the customized user interface for smartphones could be called Realme UI 5.0, thus skipping version 4.0.

Nor is the hypothesis that Realme can be aligned with what has been done by OPPO and OnePlus and name its interface Realme UI 13 (similar to ColorOS 13 and OxygenOS 13 ) and thus recall Android 13 to be excluded. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments! And if you liked our article, share it on social networks: a simple gesture is enough to support us!

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