[Update: Realme Q in China] Realme 5 Pro with quad rear cameras, 20W VOOC charging launches in India along with Realme 5 and Realme Buds 2.0

[Update: Realme Q in China] Realme 5 Pro with quad rear cameras, 20W VOOC charging launches in India along with Realme 5 and Realme Buds 2.0

Update 09/05/2019 @ 06:30 AM ET: Realme has launched the Realme 5 Pro as the Realme Q in China. See at the bottom for updates. The original article as published on August 20, 2019, is preserved as below.

Realme is advancing by leaps and bounds and has nestled very comfortably among the top five smartphone brands in India. The company has put out several quality products lately including the pocket-friendly Realme 3, the competent Realme 3 Pro, and the practical and premium Realme X. The company recently let us play around with a prototype of its upcoming 64MP smartphone at an event earlier this month where it also teased the then-upcoming launch of the Realme 5 series. Today, Realme is lifting the covers off the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro and both the devices feature quad cameras on the back, stylish reflective crystal-inspired designs, and the commitment of a performance unfettered by their respective prices.

Realme 5 Pro

The Realme 5 Pro is a successor to Realme 3 Pro. The company says this naming is to indicate a total of five cameras on the series and not the perception of the number 4 as ominous in China. While the Realme 5 Pro is almost identical to the 3 Pro in terms of dimensions, it has a more striking and premium-looking design. The smartphone features a quad-camera setup on the back which comprises a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, which we’d also seen on the Realme X, alongside an 8MP wide-angle camera and two 2MP sensors for macro photography and depth sensing. All the three cameras except the depth sensor support the company’s Chroma Boost feature for improved saturation.

Other changes in the Realme 5 Pro over the predecessor include a USB-C port, up to 8GB RAM, and UFS 2.1 storage technology instead of eMMC. Additionally, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 mobile platform which is supposed to bring a 10% performance improvement and a 35% graphics boost over the Snapdragon 710.

The Realme 5 Pro maintains the same battery along with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology, which uses a low voltage and high current charging to prevent heating while charging.

In terms of software, the 5 Pro runs OPPO’s ColorOS 6 which is based on Android 9 Pie. The smartphone might receive an update to RealmeOS, the company’s own custom Android skin, but we haven’t heard much about the OS yet.

Realme 5

Compared to the Pro, the Realme 5 feels like a bigger upgrade over the Realme 3. It also comes with quad cameras and there’s a massive 6.5-inch HD+ display. The smartphone features a Snapdragon 665 and supports up to 128GB of inbuilt storage. To ensure undeterred experience while playing multimedia or gaming, there’s a 5,000mAh battery.

The quad-camera setup includes a 12MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens, and the rest of the three sensors are same as the Pro variant. The smartphone also gets the 4K video recording at 30fps.

Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro Specifications

Specifications Realme 5 Pro Realme 5
Dimensions & Weight
  • 157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm
  • 184g
  • 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm
  • 198g
Display
  • 6.3-inch IPS LCD
  • 1080 x 2340
  • 90.8% screen-to-body ratio
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 6.5-inch IPS LCD
  • 720 x 1600
  • 89% screen-to-body ratio
  • Gorilla Glass 3
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  • Adreno 616 GPU
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Adreno 610 GPU
RAM 4GB/6GB/8GB 3GB/4GB
Storage 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1
Dedicated microSD slot
32GB/64GB
Dedicated microSD slot
Battery 4045mAh, 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging 5000mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Rear-mounted fingerprint Rear-mounted fingerprint
Rear Camera
  • 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, f/1.7
  • 8MP 119° wide-angle sensor, f/2.25
  • 2MP macro lens, f/2.4
  • 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4
  • 4K video recording at 30fps
  • 12MP primary sensor, f/1.8
  • 8MP 119° wide-angle sensor, f/2.25
  • 2MP macro lens, f/2.4
  • 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4
  • 4K video recording at 30fps
Front Camera
  • 16MP, f/2.0
  • Full HD video recording @ 30fps
  • 13MP, f/2.2
  • Full HD video recording @ 30fps
Android Version ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie
Colors Crystal Green, Sparkling Blue Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple

Realme Buds 2.0 and Iconic Case

reame buds 2

Realme has also announced an updated wired headset with Dynamic Bass Boost and 11.2mm drivers. The headset comes with magnets and a cable tie for better management. Along with this, Realme has also introduced iconic cases for the Realme 5 and the 5 Pro in gray and yellow colors.

Realme 5 series: Price and Availability in India

The Realme 5 Pro comes in three configurations. The 4GB/64GB variant comes for ₹13,999, the 6GB/64GB variant for ₹14,999 and the 8GB/128GB will be available for ₹16,999.

The Realme 5, on the other hand, comes in 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB options which are priced at ₹9,999 and ₹10,999, respectively. The 4GB/128GB variant comes for 11,999.

The Realme Iconic case for the will be available for ₹399 while the Realme Buds 2.0 will be priced at ₹599.

The Realme 5 Pro will be available for sale via Flipkart starting noon of Septemeber 4th. The Realme 5 will come to Flipkart on August 27th.


Update: Realme launches Realme Q in China

Realme has launched the Realme Q in China, a device that is essentially a rebrand of the Realme 5 Pro. The Realme Q is available for a price of CNY 998 (~$139) for the 4GB+64GB variant, CNY 1,198 (~$167) for the 6GB+64GB variant and CNY 1,498 (~$209) for the 8GB+128GB variant. The pricing is lower than the Indian variant, but that is to be expected and not really surprising. Sales for the phone begin from September 9, 2019, in China.

Source: Realme China

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