Realme 5 discontinued to make way for Realme 5i in India: report

“The Realme 5 will continue to sell in India till the stock last”

The Realme 5 smartphone has been discontinued in India in the wake of Realme 5i launch. The latter was recently launched in the country as the brand’s latest budget offering. It packs the same specifications as the Realme 5, which was unveiled back in August 2019. The only notable difference is the 8-megapixel front camera and gradient finish instead of a 16-megapixel selfie shooter and diamond-cut design. “To ease confusion among buyers, Realme has stopped the manufacturing of the Realme 5,” as per a Gadgets 360 report. The handset will only available for sale in the country till the stock last.

The Realme 5 was launched back in August 2019 in India.

“Once the existing inventory of the Realme 5 dries up, it will be replaced by the Realme 5i in the company’s product lineup,” the report added. The Realme 5 was anyway not making sense in the company’s portfolio post the Realme 5i launch in India. The handset has an elder sibling as well, called Realme 5s. Launched a couple of months ago, the Realme 5s offer better camera hardware. It ships with 48-megapixel quad rear cameras instead of 12-megapixel cameras. The core specs, however, are the same as the Realme 5 smartphone. The Realme 5s comes with a starting price of Rs 9,999, while the Realme 5 is retailing at Rs 8,999 for the base 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant.

As for the Realme 5i, the handset is priced at Rs 8,999 for the sole 4GB RAM + 64GB user-expandable storage. The handset runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6.0.1 out of the box. It sports a 6.52-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) display with 20:9 aspect ratio and a waterdrop notch. The handset has Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC paired with 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging support under the hood. For photography, the 5i packs a 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel wide-angle snapper + 2-megapixel macro shooter + 2-megapixel depth quad-camera set at the back. The phone’s selfie camera, meanwhile, sports an 8-megapixel shooter on the front. Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner takes care of the Realme 5i security.