The Realme V5 has been officially announced. It is the first smartphone in the new V lineup, and it is currently the cheapest 5G smartphone you will find in the market today. Looking at the spec sheet, you will agree that the price of the V5 is quite affordable.
Realme V5 Features
The new Realme V5 is powered by 7nm Dimesity 720 chipset by MediaTek. The chipset has two Cortex-A76 cores, and six Cortex-A55 units, all going at 2GHz. It is paired by a 6GB or 8GB RAM, while the storage is set at 128GB. You can also expand the storage via the microSD slot.
You will find four cameras on the back – a 48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 119-degree FoV, a macro sensor that takes shots up to 4cm, and a depth sensor to assist the Portrait mode for fancy background blur.
Moving to the front, the Realme V5 features a 6.5-inch LCD with a 20:9 ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It has a single punch hole in the upper left corner which accommodates the 16MP selfie camera. The fingerprint scanner is located on the side, which also serves as a power key.
The Realme V5 is powered by a massive 5000mAh battery with 30W fast-charging through the USB-C port. Realme promises a 0 – 100% battery charge in just 65 minutes.
The 5G capabilities include support for the sub-6 GHz standard and works both on SA and NSA networks. Realme has a feature called Smart 5G that switches between 5G and LTE when convenient to save the battery life and provide smooth online experience.
Realme V5 is certified by Dolby Atmos for its sound and Hi-Res Audio for “exquisite audio experiences”, as the official press release states.
Realme said during the announcement the V lineup will provide a trendsetting design, and the V5 truly is something memorable, even if not quite unprecedented. There are three colors, with the Silver one bringing huge “Realme” logo on the side, just like the Honor 30 lineup.
The other two – Blue and Green – bring a matte + glossy solution, which might be a first for the Realme brand, but is already something we have seen in the Honor 8X devices.
Realme V5 Price and Release Date
The Realme V5 price is CNY1,499 ($215/€182) for the 6/128GB version, and CNY1,899 ($270/€230) for the 8/128GB version. Pre-orders are already ongoing at Realme’s Chinese website. First orders will be shipped after August 7, 2020, when we expect the company to have a flash sale as well. The phone is definitely what you should have for every good reason.