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- Realme 5 sports a quad camera setup and Snapdragon 665 SoC.
- Realme 5 Pro“]Realme 5 Pro features a 48MP quad camera and Snapdragon 712 SoC.
- Realme 5 price starts at Rs 9,999 while the Realme 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999. [/success]
Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro price in India and first sale date
Realme 5 has been priced starting at Rs 9,999 for the base model that comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also comes in 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB variants that are priced at Rs 10,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively. The Realme 5 will be available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple colours.
Realme 5 Pro’s price in India starts at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB storage option. It will also be available in 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB variants that are priced at Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively. The Realme 5 Pro will be available in Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue colours. In addition, Realme Buds 2 with 11.2mm bass boost driver and dual tangle-free cable has been launched at Rs 599.
Both the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro will be available on Flipkart and Realme.com. The first sale for the Realme 5 Pro is on September 4 while the Realme 5 will go on sale for the first time on August 27.
Realme 5 Pro specifications
Both Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro come with a new ‘Crystal design’ as the company likes to call. The 3D curved glossy plastic rear panels come with a new diamond-cut design with triangular pattern that is slightly different from what past Realme phones offer. The Realme 5 comes in two new colours – Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple with gradient hues. The Realme 5 Pro will be available in Crystal Green and Crystal Blue colours. The phones also come with splash-resistant designs.
The USP of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro is the quad camera setup. The Realme 5 Pro is the first 48MP quad camera phone in its segment. It features a 48-megapixel Sony IMX5 86 sensor, an 8-megapixel 119-degree ultra wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel macro lens and 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the Realme 5 Pro gets a 16-megapixel selfie camera with HDR and AI beautification.
The main camera gets features like Nightscape, Chroma boost and HDR. Notably, both the rear and front camera on both the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro get EIS support, which should offer some stabilisation while recording videos. Realme says that Nightscape mode for the front camera on the Realme 5 Pro will come soon.
The Realme 5 Pro sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Minidrop display with 450 nits brightness and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 712 chipset based on a 10nm process. This is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone gets a triple card slot that can support two nano SIM cards and a microSD card (up to 256GB).
Realme 5 Pro houses a 4,035 mAh battery and supports VOOC 3,0 fast charging with a 20W fast charger included in the box. It runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. The handset measures 157×74.2×8.9mm and weighs 184 grams.
Realme 5 specifications
The Realme 5’s quad camera system is slightly different from the Pro model in that it gets a 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary camera instead of a 48MP sensor. The other three cameras remain the same i.e an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera and two 2-megapixel sensors where one is for macros and the other for portraits. The rear camera also supports Nightscape, Chroma Boost and HDR modes. Up front, the phone gets a 13-megapixel selfie camera with HDR and AI beautification.
The Realme 5 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600) Minidrop display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The curved, droplet notch is smaller and flatter compared to past dewdrop displays. The Realme 5 gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock. It measures 164.4×75.6×9.3 mm and weighs 198 grams.
It is powered by a new 2.0Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 665 AIE chipset based on a 11nm process. This is the first phone in India to be powered by the SD665 SoC. The chipset will also be seen inside the Mi A3 that will launch in India on Wednesday, August 21. The Realme 5 comes with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for microSD card (up to 256GB) in a triple card slot.
Another big highlight of the Realme 5 is that it packs a large 5,000mAh battery, which is a first for a Realme phone. This massive capacity combined with hardware and software optimisations should allow the Realme 5 to last really long on a single charge. Realm e5 also runs on Android Pie-based Color OS 6.