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Realme 5: Mid-range Market Giant’s Latest Offering

Realme 5

Realme, ever since its launch in the Indian market, has garnered a reputation as a Trendsetter, But its latest launch is more of a Trend Breaker. Realme 5 is all set to go on sale for the first time in India today. The sale will begin at 12 PM IST and will be held on Flipkart and Realme.com. The company has also confirmed that the Realme 5 will go on offline sale at a later date, but the exact date hasn’t been announced as of yet.

Realme 5 was launched in India last week, and its price is set at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB + 32GB storage variant, Rs. 10,499 for the 4GB + 64GB model, and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage model. It will be available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple colour variants.

Launch offers include complete mobile protection at Rs. 99, no-cost EMI options, 5 percent cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit card, and 5 percent extra of on Axis Bank Buzz credit cards on Flipkart. Realme.com will offer exclusive benefits worth Rs. 7,000 for Jio subscribers, up to Rs. 2,000 cashback if paid via Paytm UPI and 10 percent SuperCash up to Rs. 1,500 via MobiKwik.

Top features and specification

Design and Display: The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ for protection. For aesthetics, you are offered a hard plastic frame and laminated plastic back which looks and feels like glass. The display is tall at 20:9 aspect ratio and comfortable width for easy grip. There is a waterdrop-style notch that houses the front camera and sensors.

Hardware and Storage:  Realme 5 runs Color OS 6.0, based on Android 9 Pie and is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on the variant. The smartphone comes in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

Operating System and Security:  The phone operates on Color OS 6.0, based on Android 9 Pie. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel as well.

Camera and Connectivity: The Realme 5 is equipped with a quad rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary camera (PDAF and an f/1.8 aperture), an 8-megapixel sensor (f/2.25 aperture and a 119-degree wide-angle lens), a 2-megapixel macro lens (f/2.4 aperture and a 4cm focus distance), and a 2-megapixel portrait lens (f/2.4 aperture).

The cameras are AI-enabled with scene detection to capture better photos. There is also chroma boost mode, which increases the colour saturation of the captured photos.

For selfie lovers, the Realme 5 packs a 13-megapixel selfie camera with AI beautification tech. Connectivity options on the Realme 5 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, a GPS/ A-GPS, a3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. Additionally, it packs a Smart Driving assistant feature, when activated, it notifies callers that you are busy driving and will call back.

Battery and Miscellaneous: The Realme 5 runs off a 5,000mAh battery, which ensures that the battery lasts over a day even with all the heavy use. Unfortunately, the phone does not have fast charging capabilities.

The sub-Rs 15,000 categories have seen many launches over the past couple of weeks and smartphone manufacturers have launched value-for-money devices loaded with features. However, with a starting price of Rs 9,999 for its basic model, Realme is an appealing offer.

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