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 has been launched in India on Thursday. Earlier this week, the phone was launched in Vietnam.

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 price in India:

In its launch event, the Chinese smartphone maker launched the Realme 5i for a starting price of 8,999 and comes with 4GB RAM And 64GB internal storage. The phone is available in two vibrant colours, Aqua Blue and Forest Green and will go on sale from 15 January 2020, on Realme India website as well as on e-commerce site Flipkart.

Launch offers on the Realme 5i include benefits worth 7,550 for Jio users as well as a 10% SuperCash via MobiKwik. Customers are also eligible for exchange offers and can avail themselves of additional exchange discounts via Cashify.

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 30-day standby support, the company claims. The battery will support 10W charging as well.

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

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