realme 5

Realme has just launched the successor to the Realme 3 and 3 Pro in India today, with the Chinese superstitious number ‘4’ in mind, its latest smartphones are officially called the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro.

Both Realme 5 devices sport a quad-camera setup, with the Realme 5 Pro having a better set of lenses that comprises of a 48MP f/1.8 main camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle lens, a 2MP portrait lens and a 2MP macro lens, which the last lens being a rather interesting one since no other smartphones have introduced lenses for macro photography.

The Realme 5 however has its primary shooter’s resolution water down to a 12MP lens, while the other lenses have the same application as its Pro brother.

The Realme 5 and 5 Pro goes official in India 1The Realme 5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 712 chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, it has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, a 4035mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge over a USB-C port.

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The Realme 5 and 5 Pro goes official in India 2A Snapdragon 665 chipset powers the Realme 5’s performance and is paired with up to 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, it is the company’s first smartphone to feature a 5000mAh battery but doesn’t support VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge, it has a larger display than the Pro at 6.5″ albeit with a HD+ resolution.

Interestingly, the Realme 5 Series feature a splash resistant design, which is a great value added feature that isn’t available on most mid-range phones.

While Realme is working on distancing from OPPO’s ColorOS software, the phones will ship with ColorOS 6 based on Android Pie. The Realme 5 will go on sale starting August 27th in India with a starting price from Rs. 9999 (RM583), while the Realme 5 Pro will go on sale a week later on September 4th with a starting price from Rs. 13999 (RM816).


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