Realme 5i was launched in India, with live streaming of the launch on Thursday by the Oppo spin-off brand. The new Realme phone is a diluted version of Realme 5 which debuted last August in the nation. Earlier this week, the Chinese company brought the Realme 5i to Vietnam describing its design and specifications ahead of the launch in India. The Realme 5i’s key highlights provide a rear quad camera and a 5,000mAh battery.
The Realme smartphone also comes with a glass knotch in the waterdrop theme and features a rear fingerprint sensor. There’s also a tendency to splash. Realme is aiming to take on with the Realme 5i the likes of Redmi Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy M20. Realme has announced its Classic Blue Limited collection, which includes a 10,000mAh Realme Power Bank and Realme Buds Air case with a blue paintjob, in addition to the Realme 5i. The company also teased its anticipated fitness-tracking wristband, which could make its debut as the Realme Fitness Band.
For the single, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage version, the Realme 5i price in India is set at Rs. 8,999. The handset comes in the color options of Aqua Blue and Forest Green and will go on sale from Wednesday, January 15. In addition, the phone will be available to buy on Wednesday through the Flipkart and Realme.com website during its first sale at 12 pm (noon) IST.
The Realme 5i launch offers include Rs. 7,550 benefits for Jio users as well as a 10 percent SuperCash through MobiKwik. Additional exchange discount will also be available to customers via Cashify.
Recall that the Realme 5i was launched earlier this week in Vietnam with a price tag of VND 3,690,000 (around Rs. 11,400) for the 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage variant, whereas its 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage option was priced at VND 4,290,000 (around Rs. 13,200).
The Realme 5 was introduced in India with a starting price of Rs. 9,999 for the 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage model compared to the Realme 5i, while its 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage version had a price tag of Rs. 10,999 and 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage model debuted at Rs. 11,999.
- dual-SIM (Nano)
- Android 9 Pie
- ColorOS 6.1
- 6.52-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels)
- 20:9 aspect ratio
- 269ppi of pixel density
- 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC
- 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM
- quad rear camera setup
- 12-megapixel primary sensor
- f/1.8 lens
- 8-megapixel sensor
- wide-angle f/2.25 lens
- two 2-megapixel sensors
- f/2.4 portrait
- macro lenses
- LED flash
- front 8-megapixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 lens
- preloaded features
- 64GB of onboard storage
- expandable microSD card up to 256GB
- 4G VoLTE
- Bluetooth v5.0
- GPS/ A-GPS
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- ambient light
- proximity sensor
- rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
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