Realme 5s is a Realme 5 but with a 48MP quad camera setup and a new red color

Realme 5s is a Realme 5 but with a 48MP quad camera setup and a new red color

Realme and Xiaomi’s sub-brand have a lot in common. Both of the brands offer impressively specced smartphones at fiercely competitive pricing. Of the two, Realme has witnessed a much more staggering growth over the past several months and that is probably because of their relentless launches new phones every month. But today, Realme is following Redmi’s footsteps and revitalizing a few months old smartphone with a new camera setup. Alongside their first true flagship – Realme X2 Pro, Realme is launching the Realme 5s which comes with a 48MP primary camera.

In August this year, Realme launched its first set of quad-camera smartphones viz. the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro. While the Pro variant comes with a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, the non-Pro features a 12MP primary camera. To bridge this gap, Realme has announced the Realme 5s, which features a 48MP primary camera while the rest of the specs remain the same. Notably, Realme is using a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor here instead of the Sony sensor we saw on the previous 48MP phones from the company.


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Additionally, Realme has also introduced a new Crystal Red color with the same design as the previous generations. Another slight change on the new smartphone is the Gorilla Glass 3+ protection on the front compared to the Gorilla Glass 3 on the Realme 5. Additionally, the Realme 5s comes only with 4GB of RAM but no 3GB/32GB variant. All of the other aspects, including the 6.5-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 665 SoC, 5,000mAh battery, etc. remain unchanged.

Realme 5s Specifications

Specifications Realme 5s
Dimensions & Weight
  • 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm
  • 198g
  • 6.51-inch IPS LCD
  • 720 x 1600
  • 89% screen-to-body ratio
  • Gorilla Glass 3+
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Adreno 610 GPU
Storage 64GB/128GB
Dedicated microSD slot
Battery 5,000mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Rear-mounted fingerprint
Rear Camera
  • 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 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
  • 13MP, f/2.2
  • Full HD video recording @ 30fps
Android Version ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie
Colors Crystal Red, Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple

Price & Availability

The Realme 5s goes on sale as a Flipkart exclusive device starting November 29, 2019. The 64GB storage variant will be priced at ₹9,999 ($139) whereas the 128GB version will be priced at ₹10,999 ($153). Realme will continue to sell the Realme 5 in the country.

About author

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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