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realme introduces realme 5s — bridging the gap between the realme 5 and 5 Pro

by Vyncent ChanDecember 12, 2019
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If you ever looked at the realme 5 and wondered why isn’t the 48MP camera from the realme 5 Pro in it, well your wish has been answered. The realme 5s is exactly that: a realme 5 with a 48MP camera. And it has just been launched it here in Malaysia.

realme 5s malaysia camera

It’s worth mentioning that the realme 5s’s 48MP camera sensor isn’t exactly the same as the realme 5 Pro’s, with the latter sporting a Sony IMX586. The realme 5s will be coming with a 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor instead.

realme 5s malaysia screen
I just used a picture of the realme 5 because they are really that similar.

Aside from the camera upgrade, the realme 5s is exactly the same as the realme 5. That includes the large 6.5″ 720p display, Snapdragon 665 chipset, 5000 mAh battery, 10W charging over microUSB, , 4GB RAM and 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage.

realme 5s Specs

  • Snapdragon 665, octa-core up to 2.0 GHz, 11nm FinFET
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage (expandable via microSD)
  • 6.5″ HD+ (720p) IPS LCD display
  • 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.25 ultra-wide angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 13MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 5000 mAh battery, 10W charging
  • RM799

The realme 5s will be offered priced at RM799 in Malaysia at their authorized physical stores first on 14th December, while online sales will commence on Shopee starting 19th December. realme will be bundling a set of five phone cases with the first offline sale of the realme 5s in Malaysia, while the first online sales will net you an additional free realme Buds 2 too.

Check out our unboxing of the realme 5s here too!

Pokdepinion: The gap between the realme 5 and realme 5 Pro wasn’t that big to begin with… Now there’s this.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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