Realme 5s price in India starts at Rs 9,999; available from November 29th

On: November 20, 2019

Realme had announced the Realme 5 series comprising of Pro and standard variants back in August this year. Now alongside the launch of its first flagship device, the Realme X2 Pro, the brand has introduced the Realme 5s. Ahead of the launch, the Flipkart teaser page had already revealed key specs of the device. The Realme 5s is positioned between the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro, and the handset comes as a budget offering with a primary quad-camera setup at the rear and a waterdrop notch above the screen. It retains most of the specs of the standard variant apart from the upgraded main camera sensor. 

Realme 5s is a budget offering with a quad-camera setup at the rear and a waterdrop notch

Realme 5s specifications and features:

Similar to the standard Realme 5, the 5s also features a 6.5-inch display bearing HD+ resolution. Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ is coated on top for protection against accidental damage and scratches. The device offers an 89 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Realme 5s retains the same design language from the standard model. It flaunts the brand’s signature diamond-cut pattern on the back. There is a fingerprint scanner in the center and camera setup located at the top left corner. The smartphone can be availed in three colour options – Crystal Blue, Crystal Purple and Crystal Red. 

On the camera front, the Realme 5s is equipped with an upgraded main camera consisting of a 48MP sensor compared to 12MP on the standard model. The primary camera features f/1.8 aperture and makes use of Samsung’s GM1 sensor. The rest of the camera setup is the same as the Realme 5, including an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro and 2MP portrait sensors. Up front, the Realme 5s is fitted with a 13MP selfie shooter. Like all Realme smartphones, this one too comes with camera features like Nightscape 2.0, ChromaBoost, HDR and more. The device offers 4K video recording at 30fps and slow-mo at 240fps. 

In terms of internals, the Realme 5s is powered by Snapdragon 665 AIE processor. It is available in 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB RAM and storage configurations. The internal storage is expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. The smartphone runs ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie. The Realme 5s is backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit just like the Realme 5. 

Realme 5s price in India

The base 4GB + 64GB variant of the Realme 5s is priced at Rs 9,999. The higher-end 4GB + 128GB model carries a price tag of Rs 10,999. The smartphone will be available for purchase on Flipkart and Realme’s website starting from November 29th at 12pm. 

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.