Realme has been launching a number of smartphones since 2019-end and keeping with its lineup for the new year, the Chinese smartphone brand launched its first smartphone of the year, the Realme 5i in Vietnam on Monday. The new smartphone is reported to launch in India on 9 January, 2020.

The Realme 5i is a watered-down version of the earlier launched Realme 5, but it is packed with powerful features. The Realme 5i comes with a massive 5,000 mAh battery capacity as well as quad camera set up at the back. For a budget smartphone, the new smartphone comes with a 6.52-inch display and a waterdrop notch.

Realme 5i expected price in India:

In its launch event in Vietnam, the Realme 5i comes in two variants and price tags. The 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage variant is priced at VND 3,690,000 (approximately 11,500) and the higher model with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage carries a price tag of VND 4,290,000 (approximately 13,500). The smartphone comes in Blue and Green colour options, and is now up for sale in Vietnam.

Realme 5i specifications:

The Realme 5i, which is a notch lesser in looks and specifications than its predecessor Realme 5, is not really an underperforming smartphone. In fact, the Realme 5i is expected to five tough competition to its rivals such as Xiaomi, Redmi and other smartphones in the budget smartphone market of India.

Coming to the specifications, the Realme 5i features a 6.52-inch HD+ (720 x 1600 pixels) display with a waterdrop notch. The device is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC to support Android Pie based ColorOS 6.0.1 and comes in two variants which have been mentioned earlier.

In terms of cameras, the budget smartphone houses a 12MP primary camera paired to an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor, and another 2MP macro shooter in its quad-camera setup. For the selfie camera, the Realme 5i comes with an 8MP sensor.

Apart from this, the highlight of the phone is the battery which has a powerful 5,000 mAh capacity with support for 10W charging.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and GPS. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor for authentication.