Realme has announced its first smartphone of the year 2020. The company today announced Realme 5i, which will be the fourth device in the Realme 5 series after Realme 5, 5 Pro, and the recently launched Realme 5s. Unlike Realme 5 and 5s, the new Realme 5i features a sunrise design that offers a better grip.

The Realme 5i flaunts a 6.52-inch HD+ display over at the front with dew-drop design and corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device is powered by an Octa-core 11nm Snapdragon 665 Processor clocked at 2GHz and there is Adreno 610 GPU for the graphics. It comes in only in one variant 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage and MicroSD card support. The Realme 5i is packed with a massive 5000mAH battery but, there is no fast Vooc charge support, it supports 10W charging. In terms of software, the device is running on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie with a lot of customization options.

Over to the camera department, the Realme 5i packs in a quad-rear camera – a 12MP Sony IMX386 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a super macro lens, and a portrait lens. The primary 12MP lens comes with an f/1.8 aperture, 1.25-pixel size, PDAF, the 118-degree ultra-wide-angle captures 1.5x more details, the super macro lens comes with a 4cm microscopic focal-length, and the Portrait lens is present to get a better, sharper, and clear portraits. Over at the front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter.

The device also comes with a rear fingerprint scanner and it also supports face unlock. Other features of the device include a 3.5mm Headphone jack, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS.

Realme 5i Specifications

  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • 2GHz 11nm Octa-Core Snapdragon 665 processor, Adreno 610 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, microSD card support
  • 12MP+8MP+2MP+2MP Quad Rear Cameras with LED flash
  • 4K Video recording
  • 13MP front camera
  • ColorOS 6.1, Android 9 Pie
  • 5000mAH battery, 10W charging, micro USB
  • Rear Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS
  • Colors: Aqua Blue, Forest Green

Apart from the Realme 5i smartphone, the company also announced Realme Buds Air Iconic Cover and the Classic Blue color variant of the 10000mAh Power Bank which will be available during the Republic Day. The Realme Buds Air Iconic Cover comes in Blue color and is impact resistant and offers complete protection against drops. The realme 10000mAH power bank which was launched in Yellow, Black, and Red variants will now be available in a classic blue color option. Except for the color, everything is similar.

The Realme 5i will go on sale from January 15, 2020, on Flipkart and for INR 8,999.

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Srivatsa Ramesh
Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.


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