Realme is just a few days away from announcing the Realme 5 series. The company is holding an event in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 20 where it will launch the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro smartphones. They are expected to disrupt the market by being the first quad camera phones in their respective segments. The Realme 5 series will succeed to the Realme 3 series by offering upgraded cameras, better hardware and attractive designs.
Realme has been revealing some key details about the Realme 5 phones in the days leading up to the launch event. We know that both the phones will feature quad camera systems and we also know that at least one of them will pack a large 5,000mAh battery, both of which are first-time features for Realme.
Realme 5 series expected price in India
Since the Realme 5 series will succeed the still-fresh Realme 3 line, we expect the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro to be priced in and around the same ballpark as the Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro.
Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has already confirmed that the Realme 5 will launch in India under Rs 10,000. Past reports suggest the Realme 5 will be priced starting at Rs 8,999, much like the Realme 3.
There is no word on the pricing of the Realme 5 Pro, but we expect it to fall under Rs 15,000 for two reasons. Firstly, the Realme 3 Pro was launched at Rs 13,999, so we assume the Realme 5 Pro will be priced around the same figure. Realme says that the Realme 5 Pro will be the first 48MP quad camera phone in its segment.
As for its availability, Flipkart has already set up a page for the Realme 5 series, which means the phones will be available on the e-commerce platforms. They will also go on sale on Realme.com and are expected to sell via Realme retail stores across India.
Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro expected specs
Realme has been careful to not reveal too much about the designs of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. We can’t talk about what the display will look like or the look of the phones, but we do know that they will get vertically stacked cameras and a rear-mounted fingerprint as made evident from the teasers.
Cameras are, of course, the USP of the Realme 5 series. Both the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro will come with quad cameras. The Realme 5 will be the first phone with a quad camera system under Rs 10,000, while the Realme 5 Pro will be the first 48MP quad camera phone. With four rear cameras, the company wants to offer more options for consumers to capture a picture.
We know that the Realme 5 Pro will get a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera along with an ultra wide-angle sensor, 4cm macro lens and a portrait camera. The Realme 5 is rumoured to get a 16MP main camera while the other sensors are expected to be the same as the Pro model. While companies like Samsung have offered wide-angle cameras on affordable phones, the added macro lens will definitely give Realme a boost against the competition.
The Realme 5 duo will also come with upgraded processors compared to the Realme 3 series. Realme has confirmed that the Realme 5 will be powered by a Qualcomm chipset that has not been launched in India yet. As per a Geekbench listing earlier, it seems the Realme 5 will be powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC. This will be interesting to see as on August 21, Xiaomi will launch the Mi A3 in India with the same Snapdragon 665 chip.
As for the Realme 5 Pro, we have little to no information about its processor. It may get the same Snapdragon 710 SoC that powers the Realme 3 Pro and Realme X or the company may upgrade it to a Snapdragon 712 or Snapdragon 730 SoC as some rumours suggest.
Another USP of the Realme 5 is its battery. The company has revealed that the Realme 5 will pack a 5,000mAh battery, which is the biggest yet for a Realme phone. To recall, the Realme 3 comes with a 4,230mAh battery, which means the Realme 5 is getting 770mAh more battery, which should translate to an even longer battery life on a single charge.
Coming to the Realme 5 Pro, the battery capacity has not been revealed yet, but the company has confirmed VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. Both Realme 3 and Realme X also come with VOOC 3.0, which can charge the phone to 100 per cent in about 80 minutes. Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro will ship with Android 9 Pie based on ColorOS 6.