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realme 5 series brings quad cameras to the sub-RM1000 segment

by Vyncent ChanOctober 3, 2019
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
  • RM1099

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.

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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!

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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