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Realme 5 launched in the Philippines


Alongside the Realme 5 Pro, the emerging tech brand also launched the more affordable Realme 5 in the Philippines.

The Realme 5 will try to be one of the most appealing devices in its category. For under Php10k, this one already offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, up to 128GB of storage, and a whopping 5,000mAh battery.


Just like the Realme 5 Pro, it also has a unique design on the back, as well as a quad-camera setup. But this time, the 48-megapixel sensor was downgraded to a 12-megapixel one.

It also has a 13-megapixel selfie camera, sitting in a waterdrop notch on top of the 6.5-inch HD+ screen.


The Realme 5 will be available in the Philippines for a starting price of Php7,990 for the 3GB/64GB model, while the 4GB/128GB variant will be at Php9,990. It will go on sale in Realme stores nationwide starting October 4.

A 3GB/32GB model will also arrive exclusively on Lazada for Php6,990.

You might want to wait for our full review before pulling the trigger on this device. But if you can’t already wait, you can check out our Realme 5 hands-on review instead.

Update: Realme 5 Review

Realme 5 Specs

  • Android 9 Pie, ColorOS 6
  • Dual SIM
  • 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, ~269ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3+, 89% screen-to-body ratio
  • 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 13-megapixel front camera
  • 12-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • AI scene detection, Chroma boost, Super nightscape
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Headphone jack
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
  • microUSB
  • Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • Colors: Crystal Purple, Crystal Blue
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W fast charging

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