It has been only five months since the debut of the Realme 3, and its manufacturer is out today with a new generation of budget phones succeeding that model. The Realme 5 and 5 Pro have been announced in India today, equipped with a quad-camera setup on the back and with prices that don't break the bank.
The Realme 5 is, of course, the cheaper model in the new series. It sports a 6.5-inch display with a waterdrop notch and a 720x1600 resolution. Under the hood, it's powered by an 11nm-based Snapdragon 665 SoC with Kryo 260 CPU and Vulkan 1.1, claimed to be capable of achieving a 20% power saving.
Round the back, the Realme 5 has a 12MP main camera complemented by three more lenses for wide-angle, macro, and portrait shots. For video recording, it can shoot at either 1080p or 4K with a frame rate of 30fps. On the front sits a 16MP selfie snapper.
The phone has a massive battery of 5,000mAh, enough to keep it running for more than a day. The battery also supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging through a USB Type-C port. The Realme 5 comes in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple color variants with a crystal design on its back.
On the other hand, the Pro version has a smaller display of 6.3 inches but with a FullHD+ 1080x2340 resolution. It's powered by a 10nm-based Snapdragon 712 chipset with Kryo 360 and coupled with an Adreno 616 GPU.
Like its non-Pro sibling, the Realme 5 Pro boasts a quad camera, but with bigger sensor sizes. Its main camera has a 48MP sensor coupled with an 8MP wide-angle shooter, 2MP portrait camera, and 2MP macro camera. It has a 16MP front camera as well, featuring the Sony IMX471 sensor.
The Realme 5 Pro has a smaller battery, however: a 4,035mAh unit which also supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging via a USB type-C port. The phone is available in Sparkling Blue and Crystal Green variants with the same crystal design.
The Realme 5 will cost ₹9,999 (~$140) for the 3GB/32GB variant, ₹10,999 (~$153) for the 4GB/64GB configuration, and ₹11,999 (~$167) for the 4GB/128GB variant. The Pro model will retail for ₹13,999 (~$195) for the 4GB/64GB version, ₹14,999 (~$209) for the 6GB/64GB option, and ₹16,999 (~$237) for the 8GB/128GB configuration.
Both models run Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6.0 on top. The handsets will go on sale on September 4 via Flipkart and Realme India's online storefront.