The Realme brand of smartphones has been super popular in regions like India and Indonesia. Their focus on providing mid to high tier specs in affordable models have also gotten them a lot of users in Malaysia.
Coming out soon is their new Realme 5 series which consists of three different models. Two models of the Realme 5 and a single variation of the Realme 5 Pro. Here are their specs:
Display: 6.5″ HD+ IPS LCD with teardrop front camera slot
CPU: Snapdragon 665
GPU: Adreno 610
RAM: 3GB / 4GB
ROM: 64GB / 128GB with triple slot expendable storage
Rear cameras: 12MP Quad Camera, Ultra Wide-Angle Lens, Ultra Macro Lens
Front camera: 13MP
Battery: 5000mAH with regular 10W charging, micro USB.
Realme 5 Pro
Display: 6.5″ FHD+ IPS LCD with teardrop front camera slot
CPU: Snapdragon 712 AIE
GPU: Adreno 616
ROM: 128GB with UFS 2.1 high speed storage and triple slot expendable storage
Rear cameras: 48MP Quad Camera, Ultra Wide Lens, Ultra Macro Lens
Front camera: 16MP Sony IMX471
Battery: 4035mAH with VOOC 3.0 (20W) fast charging, type-C.
The phone’s main hook lies in its rear quad camera setup. For their respective prices, these are the only phones boasting that many cameras. Of course, more cameras don’t necessarily mean better pictures. That’s definitely the case for the Realme 5 base models, judging by the short time I had to test their cameras at the launch event.
Speaking of prices, here they are:
Realme 5 3GB+64GB model – RM599
Realme 5 4GB+128GB model – RM799
Realme 5 Pro – RM1099
For those of you who are interested in getting the phones, do note that online official purchases will be exclusively done through Lazada. The Realme 5 will start selling on 17 October 2019 and the Realme 5 Pro starts selling on 10 October 2019. You can start pre-ordering the Realme 5 Pro now. Ordering the Realme 5 Pro on 10 October will also get you a free pair of Alan Walker’s Choice Realme Wireless Buds.
We didn’t get a review unit so I can’t say much. demo models at the launch event, I can say that the Realme 5 Pro is a pretty decent device when considering its price. The Quad Camera takes some pretty good pictures and having a USB type-C port with fast charging is definitely cool for a mid-tier phone.