Realme’s new V series of 5G smartphones is coming to Europe

Realme’s new V series of 5G smartphones is coming to Europe

Realme kicked off 2020 with the launch of its first 5G-enabled smartphone — the Realme X50 5G. The device was shortly followed by the company’s first flagship 5G smartphone — the Realme X50 Pro 5G — which featured Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chip. Soon thereafter, the company launched the Realme X50m 5G — a slightly more affordable version of the Realme X50 5G. In a bid to make 5G devices more affordable and well within the reach of average buyers, the company debuted a new V series of 5G smartphones in China yesterday. As part of the new series, the company launched the Realme V5 — a MediaTek Dimensity 720 powered 5G device which is priced starting at CNY 1,499 (~$215).


Realme V5: Specifications

Specification Realme V5
  • 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • 90.7% screen-to-body ratio
  • MediaTek Dimensity 720
    • 2x ARM Cortex A-76
    • 6x ARM Cortex A-55
  • Mali-G57 MC3 GPU
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4x + 128GB UFS 2.1
  • 8GB + 128GB
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 30W Realme Dart charge support
  • 20W flash charge support
  • 18W USB PD fast charging support
Fingerprint sensor Side-mounted
Rear Camera
  • 48MP f/1.8 primary camera
  • 8MP wide-angle camera, 119-degree FOV
  • Macro sensor
  • Depth sensor
Front Camera 16MP
Other Features
  • microSD card expansion slot
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Hi-Res Audio support
Android Version Realme UI based on Android 10

The new Realme V5 features a 6.5-inch LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The display features a single hole-punch cutout in the top left corner, which houses a 16MP selfie shooter. As mentioned earlier, the device is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 720 chip, which features two ARM Cortex-A76 cores and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2GHz, along with the ARM Mali-G57 MC3 GPU.

Realme V5

The Realme V5 features a quad camera setup on the back, with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle camera, a dedicated macro sensor, and a depth sensor. The device is powered by a massive 5,000mAh battery, with support for the company’s 30W Dart fast charging technology, 20W flash charging, and 15W USB PD quick charging. The device is being offered in two RAM/storage variants, with the base 6GB/128GB model priced at CNY 1,499 (~$215) and the 8GB/128GB model priced at CNY 1,899 (~$270).

While the new Realme V5 is yet to go on sale in China, the company has now revealed that it will soon be making its way to the European market. According to a recent statement from a Realme spokesperson, the Realme V series (the V5 in particular) will soon be launched in most overseas markets where the company currently operates in, including Europe. This news is in line with recent reports which suggested that phones with MediaTek’s Dimensity chips will start shipping on overseas devices later this year.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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