Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro announced in India, bring Quad-camera, new chipset at low price

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Realme earlier today continued its launching spree with the unleashing of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. Both devices are its latest budget devices and the sequel to the Realme 3 and 3 Pro. The Oppo sub-brand with this release essentially skipped the 4 monikers.

At extremely low prices, both devices boast of a Quad-camera setup with some noteworthy internals. The Realme 5 Pro is the more advanced of the duo, and that too comes at a higher price tag.

Realme 5 Pro

The Realme 5 Pro, much like the vanilla Realme 5 gets a new crystal cut design with splash resistance with a 3D curved glossy rear panel and a diamond-but pattern design. It comes only in Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue. There is a rear fingerprint scanner, dedicated microSD slot, and dual SIM slots which are all common to both devices.

Despite bearing the Pro moniker, the Realme 5 Pro has a slightly smaller footprint bearing a – 6.3″ display with 19.5:9 aspect and Full HD+ resolution. It is about 15% lighter than the vanilla Realme 5, all thanks to its 4,035 mAh battery. The battery comes with VOOC 3.0 20W fast charging support and gets topped up over a USB-C port. There is also AI Freezer function that studies your habits and adjusts background app running to save power.

Under the hood, the device gets a slightly upgraded SD 712 SoC compared to the 710 on the Realme 3 Pro. The RM5 Pro is available in multiple storage variants including  — 4+64GB, 6+64GB, and 8+128GB variants all of which are expanded up to 512GB via MicroSD card.

Coming to the cameras, the Realme 5 Pro comes fitted with a quad-camera setup on the back and a single shooter on the front. The main shooter is a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, with a second 8MP f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP camera for portraits, and a 2MP macro shooter. For selfies, it gets a 16MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.

Realme 5 Pro specifications

  • 6.3-inch (2340  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 712 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.3GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage / 8GB (LPPDDR4x) RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 48MP rear camera with 1/2.0″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, EIS, 8MP 119° ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.25 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size with 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1.75μm pixel size, 2MP for 4cm macro with f/2.4 aperture, 1.75μm pixel size
  • 16MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX471 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 157×74.2×8.9mm; Weight: 184g
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dirac HD sound
  • Splash resistant
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4035mAh battery (typical) / 3950mAh (minimum) with VOOC 3.0 fast charging

The Realme 5 Pro is will go on sale from September 4th via Flipkart and realme.com at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 14,999, while the top-end 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 16,999

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Realme 5

The Realme 5 is the most basic of the duo but still packs some noteworthy features. First, it gets the same design with a larger display – at 6.5″, but with a lower 720p resolution. Under the hood, the RM5 drops the SD 712 for a Snapdragon 665 processor with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is also room for memory expansion up to 512GB, while it also retains the headphone jack.

The Realme 5, however, edges the RM5 Pro in the camera unit. It gets a larger battery capacity at 5000mAh up from the 4000mAh on the vanilla version. Sadly, the devices charges over a micro USB port with 10W charging, and that means there is no fast charging for the RM5.

In the camera unit, the RM5 has similar Quad-camera arrangement as the Pro variant. It, however, drops the 48MP sensor for 12 megapixels sensor, while the selfie camera is a now a 13MP sensor down from 16MP.

Realme 5 specifications

  • 6.5-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ mini-drop display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 665 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 610 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage / 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • ColorOS 6.0 realme edition based on Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 12MP rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, LED flash, EIS, 8MP 118° ultra-wide angle lens with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.25 aperture, 2MP depth sensor with 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture
  • 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dimensions: 164.4×75.6×9.3mm; Weight: 198g
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Splash resistant
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, Micro USB
  • 5000mAh battery with 10W charging

The device will go on sale via Flipkart and realme.com starting from August 27th at Rs. 9999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 10,999 and the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version cost Rs. 11,999.

We are yet to get official words on the availability of both devices outside of the Indian territory. Hopefully, both devices will be heading to China in the coming days

Alongside the Reame5 series, the OPPO sub-brand has also announced a new wired headset with Dynamic Bass Boost, 11.2mm drivers, with magnets and a cable tie for better management. It is priced at RS. 599. And not forgetting the iconic cases for the Realme 5 and the 5 Pro in gray and yellow colors. The case goes for Rs. 399.

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