Realme 5i is all set to launch on January 6, Specifications and Design Revealed

Faisal Rasool

Earlier last week, Realme 5i was signed off by Singapore’s IMDA, and following this certification listing, the phone has now made its way to an online Vietnamese store by the name of FPTShop. Official posts on Realme’s Facebook page also reveal that the Realme 5i is going official on January 6th, 2020.

As WhatMobile noted in a previous post, Realme 5i appears to be the next iteration of the Realme 5 lineup (not that of Realme 3i). The Realme 5i borrows most of its design language from Realme 5, including its notched design and heavy chin.

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But the similarities don’t end there. Save for the ‘fractal’ gradient look on the back, the rear shells of both phones look identical. The panel encases a vertical quad-camera setup, flanked by a circular fingerprint scanner.

These parallels aren’t coincidental because Realme 5i seems to be a rebranded Realme 5, aimed at markets in Vietnam and Singapore. If that is indeed the case, this fourth addition to the Realme 5 family will feature a 6.5-inch display, likely to produce an HD+ resolution. It’ll be offered in two new hues: green and blue, albeit without the fractal or crystal-like look on the back.

The camera package seems to fall into the lower mid-range bracket. You’re looking at a 12-megapixel primary shooter nestled inside the camera bump, alongside an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a pair of 2-megapixel tertiary modules. For taking selfies, you get an underwhelming 8-megapixel camera housed inside the waterdrop notch. As you can probably tell, Realme mobile has made a few cutbacks on the optics, which should make Realme 5i more pocket-friendly than its other siblings.

It is tipped to be driven by a modest Snapdragon 665 chip, with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM. The internals are powered by a 5,000 mAh battery with no fast-charging support, which means it’ll take a while to charge your Realme 5i. Starting at 4290000 Vietnamese dong or 28,700 Pakistani rupees, the handset would only be available in some selected markets.