The Realme 5i was unveiled in Vietnam yesterday. The latest phone comes with four cameras and a massive 5000mAh battery, and specifications that are basically familiar with that of Realme 5.
Realme 5i Features
Looking at the canera, the main shooter at the back of the Realme 5i has a 12MP sensor and f/1.8 aperture. The second is an 8MP ultrawide angle camera, which covers 119° field of view and supports Super Night mode. The two cameras can work together to shoot videos like this one:
The main camera can also shoot 4K video at 30fps or go slow with 120fps slow-mo mode. There are two more cameras to cover – the 2MP macro camera (which can focus at 4cm distance) and the 2MP depth sensor. The video recording is enabled by the 11nm Snapdragon 665 chipset, which houses four Kryo 260 Gold and four 260 Silver cores (A73 and A53 based, respectively), plus an Adreno 610 GPU.
The Realme 5i will be available in two memory configurations – 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. In both cases, there is a dedicated microSD card slot for internal storage expansion. The phone runs on Color OS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
The Realme 5i screen features an IPS panel with 720 x 1600 pixel resolution. It is protected by Gorilla Glass and promises 480 nits of brightness. The display has a teardrop notch which houses the 8MP selfie camera.
The Realme 5i will also be available in Green and Blue colours. Both versions feature a “Sunlight” pattern – a wavy texture on the back, the result of 10 hours of polishing with a specialized machine. Also on the back is the capacitive fingerprint reader.
Apart from the cameras, the battery is another major selling point of the Realme 5i. It has 5000mAh capacity and with reverse charging, you can also use it as a power bank to top up other devices.
The 5i comes with a standard 10W charger, which unfortunately uses a microUSB cable to connect to the phone. At least there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack on top – that’s one old connector we’re glad to see.
Realme 5i Price
The Realme 5i price in Vietnam is VND3,700,000, and the sad news is that we do not know when the phone will be available for purchase yet. Three days from today, the phone will be unveiled in the Indian market.
Realme 5i Specification
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) 450/50 Mbps
Announced 2019, December
Status Available. Released 2020, January
Dimensions 164.4 x 75 x 9.3 mm (6.47 x 2.95 x 0.37 in)
Weight 195 g (6.88 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10.0; ColorOS 6
Chipset Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Adreno 610
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
Quad 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Single 8 MP, f/2.0
Features HDR, panorama
3.5mm jack Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging Battery charging 10W
Colors Blue, Green
Price About 170 EUR