The Realme 5s upgrades the original recipe with a new sensor for the main camera on the back – the 48MP Samsung GM1. That’s quite a step up from the smallish 12MP sensor of the Realme 5. The other cameras are the same – 8MP 119° ultra wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. This is essentially the same camera department as on the Realme 5 Pro.

The phone also gets a new paint job – Crystal Red – joining the Purple and Blue versions. Also, the base memory option has been dropped, meaning that the 5s starts at 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (with a 128GB option).

The rest of the specs on the Realme 5s are unchanged. It keeps the 6.5-inch screen (720p+) and Snapdragon 665 chipset, the 5,000mAh battery too.

Realme 5s 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

Launch

  • Announced: 2019, November
  • Status: Release 2019, November 25

Design

  • 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 Purple, Crystal Blue, Crystal Red
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Splash resistant
Realme 5s
Realme 5s in colours

Display

  • 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+

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6

Hardware

  • 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: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, 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: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected], gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.12µm
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]

Realme 5s Camera

Multimedia

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

Connectivity

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

Features

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

Battery

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

Realme 5s

Realme 5s Price and Availability

The first sale of the 5s is expected to take place on November 29 at 12 noon on Flipkart and on Realme.com.

  • 4GB/64GB version goes for INR9,999 ($139)
  • 4GB/128GB version goes for INR10,999 ($153

The phone will eventually make it to offline stores too, but we got no date for that.

For comparison, the Realme 5 launched at INR 11,000 for the 4/64GB model, but that one is currently down to INR 10,000. The Realme 5 Pro, which packs a Snapdragon 712 chipset, is INR 14,000.

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