Realme is entering the quad-camera smartphone market with the Realme 5 series. Composed of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro, both smartphones come with new chipsets and quad rear cameras while still retaining the budget-friendly nature of previous Realme smartphones.
Better specifications while retaining what we loved about Realme
The Realme 5 comes with a 6.5-inch LTPS IPS Dewdrop HD+ display with Gorilla Glass 3. The Realme 5 Pro, however, has a smaller 6.3-inch LTPS IPS Dewdrop Display with Gorilla Glass 5 although the resolution has been upgraded to FullHD+.
Both smartphones will also be the first Realme smartphones to have quad cameras at the back. The Realme 5 Pro has a 48MP f/1.79 main camera powered by a Sony IMX 586 sensor, an 8MP f/2.25 utrawide shooter, a 2MP f/2.4 macro camera, and a 2MP f/2.4 portrait camera.
While the Realme 5’s main camera is a less impressive 12MP f/1.8 shooter, the other companion lenses remain the same. The cameras on both smartphones are accompanied by an LED Flash, Dual Pixel Autofocus, EIS, Chroma Boost, as well as 960fps slow motion video.
Inside the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro’s diamond-cut shell are new Qualcomm chipsets. The former will have a Snapdragon 655 with up to 4GB of RAM while the latter comes with a Snapdragon 712 with up to 8GB of RAM.
The Realme 5 Pro has a lower battery capacity at 4,035mAh with VOOC 3.0 20W Fast Charging while the Realme 5 comes with larger 5,000mAh battery. Both devices will run Android 9.0 with ColorOS 6.0.
|Model||Realme 5||Realme 5 Pro|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 655||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712|
|Screen||6.5-inch LTPS IPS Dewdrop, HD+, Gorilla Glass 3||6.3-inch LTPS IPS Dewdrop, FullHD+, Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 9.0 with ColorOS 6.0|
|Rear Camera||12MP f/1.8 main, 8MP f/2.25 ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4 macro, 2MP f/2.4 portrait||48MP f/1.79 Sony IMX 586, 8MP f/2.25 ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4, 2MP f/2.4 portrait|
|Front Camera||13MP f/2.0||16MP f/2.0 IMX 471 with AI Beautification and Smart Groufie|
|Network||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE|
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS|
|Battery||5,000mAh||4,035mAh, VOOC 3.0 20W Fast Charging|
|Others||Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, Dust and Splash Resistant|
The Realme 5 will start retailing in India on August 27, 2019. Meanwhile, those who are interested in the Realme 5 Pro will have to wait until September 4, 2019. Here are different SKUs for each smartphones as well as their prices:
- Realme 5
- 3GB/32GB – INR 9,999 (PhP 7,300)
- 4GB/64GB – INR 10,999 (PhP 8,100)
- 4GB/128GB – INR 11,999 (PhP 8,800)
- Realme 5 Pro
- 4GB/64GB – INR 13,999 (PhP 10,300)
- 6GB/64GB – INR 14,999 (PhP 11,000)
- 8GB/128GB – INR 16,999 (PhP 12,500)
Prices indicated in Peso are direct conversion and doesn’t factor in local taxes and duties. We don’t know yet as to when both smartphones will arrive in the Philippines but we expect to hear word from the brand soon.