After showing off their camera setup a short while back, Realme has officially unveiled the Realme 5 series in India. This consists of Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro but at the event a few other accessories were also revealed.
Realme 5 houses a large 6.5″ HD+ (720×1600) Minidrop display that comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The notch housing the 13MP front camera is around 30% smaller than before. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE SoC having 11nm fabrication that makes its Indian debut on the device. On the rear is a quad camera setup that consists of a 12MP (f/1.8 aperture) primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle snapper, 2MP macro lens and a 2MP portrait lens. The rear camera is capable of Nightscape, Chroma Boost and HDR modes while the front can do HDR and AI beautification. It boasts of a 5000mAh battery that combined with the software optimisations on Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 should give a long battery life.
Coming to Realme 5 Pro, it sports a 6.3″ FHD+ (2340×1080) Minidrop display with 450nits brightness and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset that is based on a 10nm process. Similar to the Realme 5, it bears a quad camera setup comprising of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle, 2MP macro lens and a 2MP portrait lens. In addition to including the camera features mentioned above for the Realme 5, the Pro variant will also receive Nightscape mode on the 16MP front camera. The 4035mAh battery supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging via a 20W fast charger bundled in the box.
Both devices share a new ‘Crystal Design’ philosophy for the 3D curved glossy plastic rear panels. They have a diamond-cut design that makes the triangular pattern visible at certain angles. A rear mounted fingerprint sensor is present here on the two phones. New accessories like the Realme Iconic Case for Realme 5 (Rs.399), Realme Tote bag (Rs.1,199) and Realme Buds 2 (Rs.599) will be sold from September 4.
Available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple colours, Realme 5 comes in 3 variants: 3GB RAM+32GB ROM (Rs.9,999), 4GB+64GB (Rs.10,999) and 4GB+128GB (Rs.11,999). Realme 5 Pro comes in Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue colours that are available in 3 variants: 4GB RAM+64GB ROM (Rs.13,999), 6GB+64GB (Rs.14,999) and 8GB+128GB (Rs.16,999). The first sale starts from 27 August for Realme 5 and 4 September for Realme 5 Pro.
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