Realme introduced the Realme 5i in Vietnam with VTD 3,690,000 or ~P8K price tag. Available in Blue and Green colors, the affordable phone is taking the specs of Realme 5, one of the best budget phones in 2019, but dons a new design and a downgraded selfie camera. The device is already on sale with a potential launch in India this week.
Vietnam Gets Realme 5 as Realme 5i with New Design Finish
Instead of using the diamond-like pattern finish of the Realme 5, the company went ahead for a subtle, reflective glass-like coating. Make no mistake, Realme 5i is still the same polycarbonate phone with a teardrop notch in its display. For the rest of the specs, you can expect the same Snapdragon 665 chipset, 5000mAh battery that charges via MicroUSB rated 10W, and 12MP quad-camera setup.
Although it’s highly unlikely for the 5i to launch in the Philippines, it’s going to be interesting to see the pricing if it will ever arrive. Realme 5 starts at P6,990 which is already a competitive price point.
Realme 5i specs, price, availability in the Philippines
- Display: 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
- Design: polycarbonate frame, holographic crystal back panel, splash-resistant
- CPU: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
- RAM: 3GB, 4GB
- Memory: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB with a dedicated MicroSD up to 256GB
- Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4 (dedicated macro camera) + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor | video recording up to 4K @ 30fps
- Selfie: 8MP AI, Face unlock
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi ac, GPS
- Security: rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 5000mAh, MicroUSB port with 10W charging
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6
- Colors: Blue and Green
- Price: VTD 3,690,000 or ~P8K
- Release date: January 2019 India and Vietnam