Realme 5i green color variant, price, and specs via Revu Philippines

Realme 5i gets benchmarked; key specs confirmed before launch

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The Realme 5i will launch January 6 as the brand’s first smartphone offering for the new year.

(Update, January 8: The 5i is official! See Realme 5i is a lot like the Realme 5 but cheaper.)

We already know a few things about the device, thanks to recent leaks, but its listing on the Geekbench benchmark database has confirmed some key specs, including the chipset it will use.

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The Realme 5i, which has the model number RMX2030, will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and Android 9.0 Pie, likely based on ColorOS 6, out of the box.

Realme 5i Geekbench benchmark scores in versions 4 and 5 via Revu Philippines

Realme 5i’s benchmark scores in versions 4 and 5 of Geekbench

According to benchmark results available on the Geekbench version 4 database, the Realme 5i recorded 1,543 and 5,602 points in the single- and multi-core tests. Using Geekbench 5, the phone posted 314 and 1,389 points in the same tests. Those scores are in line with other devices built around the Snapdragon 665.

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In related news, Vietnamese online retailer FPTShop has posted renders of the Realme 5i, confirming its front and back design, as well as its color options. The website also states the upcoming handset has almost identical features as the Realme 5, except the selfie camera is 8 megapixels and the back cover doesn’t flaunt a crystal pattern.

Realme 5i blue and green color variants, price, and specs via Revu Philippines
Realme 5i blue and green color variants

That said, it’s pretty clear the Realme 5i will be positioned as the cheapest in the series and should pose as an attractive entry point for consumers looking to upgrade from a feature phone. You might recall that the Realme 5 launched in the Philippines with a starting price of P6,990 or around $138.

Via GSMArena

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.