Realme, the smartphone brand for youth and the little sister of OPPO has officially launched it’s latest “flagship” model, the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. The company has seemingly skipped out on the number 4 moniker and went straight to 5 with no real explanation for it.
Regardless, the Realme 5 Pro is the company’s most power packed phone yet, sporting an updated 2.3GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 712 processor with options up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage. The Realme 5 on the other hand packs a Snapdragon 665 processor, which is an update to the Realme 3 that’s running on a MediaTek P60 unit and 4GB of RAM and with up 128GB of storage.
In the camera department, the Realme 5 and 5 Pro both get the quad cam treatment, which is an upgrade from the dual cam setup on the back of the Realme 3 series. There is however, a difference in the specs for the cameras. The setup on the Realme 5 Pro consist of a 48MP f/1.79 main camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP f/2.25 ultra-wide-angle shooter, a 2MP portrait camera and a 2MP macro camera. The Realme 5 on the other hand, has a 12MP f/1.8 main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP portrait camera and a 2MP macro shooter.
The battery on the Realme 5 is a whopping 5000mAh, which the company claims can last up to 8.5 hours of PUBG Mobile gaming or 19.1 hours of YouTube playback. That’s pretty insane. The Realme 5 Pro gets a smaller 4,035mAh battery that supports 20W VOOC flash charging (5V 4A). While the charger for the Realme 5 is still a microUSB, the Realme 5 Pro gets a USB C charger, which is long overdue for Realme. The best part is, both devices have not lost its audio jack, so you can be pleased with that.
No news yet as to when the phone will be launched in Malaysia but you can expect both devices to be arriving within the next month. Given it’s prices in India, the phones will probably also be less than RM 1000, which is pretty insane if you think about it.
Realme also teased their upcoming Realme XT and it boasts a significantly higher resolution camera. 64MP resolution to be exact. The main camera will sport Samsung’s GW1 sensor but the specs for the other 3 cameras have yet to be unveiled. Odds are though, it’ll be the same as the Realme 5 Pro.
As to when we can expect the device to be out, India CEO Madhav Sheth said that it will be making its debut before Diwali. No exact launch date was provided but its looking like it’s going to be in late September, so look out for that one.