Barely after six months of the Realme 3 Pro was unveiled, the company has announced the new Realme 5 series in India. The series includes the Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro. Now, this won’t go down very well with owners of the Realme 3 series but this vert move from the company seems to be a product of the hyper-competitive nature of the Indian and other developing markets.

Realme 5

The Realme 5 has a Snapdragon 665 SoC becoming the first handset in India to do so and a massive 5,000mAh battery along with a quad-camera setup.

There’s a 6.5-inch HD+ display and a 13MP front camera. It has a 12 MP AI camera lens and as well as an ultra-wide, ultra-macro and portrait lenses to complete the quad-camera.

Realme also said that it will announce more details about the 64MP Realme XT in September, this year.


Realme 5 Full Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) 450/50 Mbps


  • Announced: 2019, August
  • Status: Exp. release 2019, August 27


  • Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm (6.47 x 2.98 x 0.37 in)
  • Weight: 198 g (6.98 oz)
  • Colours: Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Splash resistant
Realme 5 in colours
Realme 5 in colours


  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.5 inches, 102.8 cm2 (~82.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
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Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6


  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Storage: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)


  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 13 MP
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]


  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Other Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 10W

Realme 5 Price and Market Availability

  • 3GB+32GB version goes for INR 9,999 ( ~ $140)
  • 4GB+64GB version goes for INR 10,999 ( ~ $153)
  • 4GB+128GB version goes for INR 11,999 ( ~ $167)

The first sale is on August 27 on Flipkart.

TellForce Blog Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Not available.

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Realme 5 Review Rating

We are yet to review the  Realme 5 and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

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