Realme V5 price and specs via Revu Philippines

Realme V5 5G is world’s cheapest 5G phone thus far

In Phones by Alora Uy Guerrero1 Comment

We’ve been waiting for this. Realme‘s first offering from its new V series smartphones has debuted today, August 3.

(Update, November 12: What could be its global version, the Realme 7 5G, is launching November 19!)

(Update, September 1: The new Realme V3 5G is now the most affordable 5G phone worldwide, priced from $150!)

The Realme V5 5G has been launched in China with the youth in mind. You can immediately recognize the intended market in the handset’s trendy design — which somehow reminds us of the Realme C11 and OPPO Reno 4 Pro — and you can see it in the price as well.

Realme V5 5G price, specs, and colors via Revu Philippines

Realme V5 5G is available in Breaking Light, Blue, and Silver Winged Boy color variants

You see, the Realme V5 5G 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB variants will sell for only ¥1,499 and ¥1,899, respectively, starting from August 7 in China. That’s roughly P10,536 in Philippine pesos and $215 in U.S. dollars when converted for the base model and P13,351 and $272 for the version with the higher RAM, making the V5 the most affordable 5G phone to date.

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Even better, the cheaper unit becomes even more budget-friendly on the first sale day, going for a mere ¥1,399 (P9,839 or $200).

So imagine how hopeful we at Revü are that this Realme will be released in the Philippines — and that it’s compatible with the newly rolled out 5G networks in the country, of course.

SEE ALSO: OPPO A72 5G is world’s first MediaTek Dimensity 720 phone

The V5 also marks the first time the company offers a unit with the new MediaTek Dimensity 720 chip and the second to do so after OPPO with the latter’s A72 5G. To refresh your memory, here’s a summary of what the SoC offers:

About the dual-mode MediaTek Dimensity 720 that powers the just-launched Realme V5 5G

The Realme V5 5G boasts a 6.5-inch 90Hz screen, a 48-megapixel quad camera, a 16-megapixel selfie shooter, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Android 10 layered with Realme UI, and a big battery rated at 5,000mAh — one that supports 30-watt fast charging. You can find this aggressively priced smartphone’s equally impressive specs below.

Realme V5 5G specs

  • 6.5-inch LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 pixel resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch-sampling rate
  • Octa-core 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 720 processor
  • Mali-G57 GPU
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 storage
  • Quad rear cameras: 48-megapixel main (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel, f/2.3 ultra wide + 2-megapixel, f/2.4 macro camera + 2-megapixel, f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 16-megapixel, f/2.1 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
  • 5,000mAh battery with support for 30-watt fast wired charging, 0%-100% in 65 minutes
  • Android 10-based Realme UI
  • Colors: Silver Winged Boy, Breaking Light, Blue

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.