realme 5 series brings quad cameras to the sub-RM1000 segment
The realme 5 series has arrived here in Malaysia, with a massive leap in specifications, improved designs, while maintaining the same affordable prices. Interesting enough?
realme 5, most affordable quad-camera smartphone?
For starters, let’s take a look at the realme 5. This affordable smartphone starts from RM599, offering some of the best specifications we have seen in the price bracket yet. It touts a large 6.5″ FHD screen, perfect for media consumption or gaming. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 665 mated to up to 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. The battery is what I find most noteworthy though, with a massive 5000 mAh battery, which should promises battery life for days.
In line with realme’s #LeapToQuad motto, the realme 5 also packs a quad-camera setup on the very shiny back. It features a 12MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle shooter, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
Here are the realme 5’s specifications:
realme 5 Specs
- Snapdragon 665, octa-core up to 2.0 GHz, 11nm FinFET
- Up to 4GB RAM
- Up to 128GB storage, expandable via microSD
- 6.5″ HD+ IPS display
- 12MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
- 13MP f/2.0 selfie camera
- 5000 mAh battery
- 3GB + 64GB: RM599
4GB + 128GB: RM799
realme 5 Pro, mid-range performance beast
The higher end of the duo, the realme 5 Pro touts an even beefier camera setup. It marks the first time realme is offering a 48MP primary camera here in Malaysia. As the successor of the realme 3 Pro, there’s also some serious hardware under the hood.
You get a Snapdragon 712 paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. That’s right, realme has finally returned to UFS 2.1 storage with the realme 5 Pro.
realme put a smaller 6.3″ FHD+ screen and also a smaller 4035 mAh. It does however have VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 support, delivering 20W charging to the realme 5 Pro. Also worth noting is unlike the previous realme 3 Pro, realme is using a USB-C port here.
These are the realme 5 Pro’s specifications:
realme 5 Pro Specs
- Snapdragon 712, octa-core up 2.3 GHz, 10nm FinFET
- 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
- 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, expandable via microSD
- 6.3″ FHD+ IPS display
- 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP depth sensor
- 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera
- 4035 mAh battery, 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 fast charging
realme Malaysia will be offering the realme 5 Pro starting 10th October, while the realme 5 will come in a week later on 17th October.
Also, if you get the realme 5 Pro on 10th October on Lazada, you will net yourself a pair of exclusive wireless realme Buds wireless, tuned by none other than Alan Walker!
Pokdepinion: The realme 5 Pro’s UFS 2.1 storage is nice to see again in this price segment!