Realme 5 went on sale for the first time in India today, at 12pm (noon) IST via Flipkart and Realme.com. That sale has now concluded, and Realme India has announced that over 120,000 units were sold. Alongside, the company also announced that the next sale would be held at 8pm IST today. This week, Realme India CEO has confirmed that the Realme 5 will go on sale via offline retailers in mid-September. The Realme 5 Pro that was launched alongside will go on sale for the first time on September 4 on the same e-commerce platforms in India.
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.
As mentioned, the first sale began at 12pm (noon) IST on Flipkart and Realme.com, and concluded soon after. It managed to sell over 120,000 units of the smartphone, Realme announced in a tweet. The post also revealed the next Realme 5 sale will be held at 8pm IST.
The Realme 5 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.
Alongside the Realme 5, the Realme 5 Pro was also launched and its price in India has been set at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, with the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant priced at Rs. 14,999, and the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant priced at Rs. 16,999. The Pro variant will go on sale for the first time on September 4.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 5 runs Color OS 6.0, based on Android 9 Pie. It sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720x1600 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ for protection. The Realme 5 is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on the variant.
The Realme 5 bears 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).
On the front, 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.
The smartphone comes in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Realme 5 runs off a 5,000mAh battery. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel as well.