According to previous reports, the upcoming Realme Q5 series will be official on April 20. However, a few days before the official launch, the Realme Q5i is already on the shelf. The 4GB + 128GB version of this smartphone comes with a 1199 yuan ($188) price tag. However, the 6GB + 128GB version is selling for 1299 yuan ($204).
In terms of core configuration, the Realme Q5i uses Dimensity 810 processor. This is a 6nm process technology chip whose main frequency is up to 2.4GHz. This smartphone also comes with UFS2.2 flash memory. Furthermore, this mid-range smartphone uses a 6.58-inch, 90Hz refresh rate waterdrop screen.
In the camera department, it has an 8MP front camera. On the rear, it will have a dual-camera setup. Specifically, this device will use a 13MP + 2MP dual camera configuration on the rear. The rear cameras will also support super night scene mode, portrait mode, as well as AI ID photo.
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The Realme Q5i is also equipped with a large 5000 mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. The whole smartphone is 8.1mm thick and weighs 190g. In addition, the smartphone retains a 3.5 mm headphone jack, supports side fingerprint recognition, and uses dual speakers. Furthermore, it supports a maximum of 1TB memory card expansion. On the software end, this smartphone comes with the Realme UI 3.0 system n top of Android 12. There are also two colours options including Obsidian Blue and Graphite Black.
The Realme Q5i gives us a first glimpse of the cost-effectiveness of this series, which is very competitive in the thousand-yuan price range. Xu Qi, vice president of Realme, once called this series the “Thousand-yuan Machine King”. This smartphone is worth looking forward to.
Dimensity 810 specifications
In August last year, MediaTek released its new SoC, Dimensity 810, targeting the mid-range market. The Dimensity 810 uses a large core, Cortex-A76 with a main frequency of 2.4GHz. It also has a small core, Cortex-A55, and the GPU is a Mali-G57 MC2, which supports LPDDR4X and UFS 2.2.
Realme is actually the first smartphone brand to launch a device with this chip. This chip specifically targets the mid-range market and its devices are doing pretty well. This is why Realme keeps releasing smartphones with this processor. For a mid-range smartphone, the configuration of the Realme Q5i is not weak. However, the specific performance of this smartphone will hit the public domain in a few days’ time.
Realme is one of the fastest smartphone brands in the industry. Its mid-range smartphones are also helping the company to grow rapidly.