realme 5i Launched – Best Bang-for-the-Buck Smartphone in just PHP 6k

The realme 5i was just launched and is set to be the best value smartphone in the PHP 6k segment. Dubbed as the Quad-Camera Battery King.

As its nickname suggests, the 5i sports a quad-camera setup and a huge battery. It aims to achieve the same success as the previous 5 series, having a total global shipment of 5.5 million units in 2019. And with a price tag of just PHP 6,990, the 5i is sure to attract tech-savvy yet budget-conscious Filipinos.

realme 5i Launching

“Realme Philippines is off to a good start this 2020 with the launch of the realme 5i. It has always been our commitment to make optimum smartphone experience available to more users and this is what realme 5i will do. 2020 is the year of real value and we’re excited to bring more of it to more Filipinos across the Philippines,”

shares realme Philippines Marketing Director Austine Huang.

The Best Value Quad-Camera

realme 5i quad-camera

The 5i’s quad-camera setup is composed of a 119-Degree 8MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens, the 12MP Main Camera Lens, a 2MP Portrait Lens, and a 2MP Macro Lens. This setup is perfect for both amateurs and experts in photography. The smartphone also have Nightscape 2.0 which lets users take excellent night photos with a wider view. The 5i also supports 4k video with 240 fps, slow motion and stabilization.

For New Champions

realme Philippines supports the local gaming scene and aims to make esports more accessible to aspiring mobile gamers. With this in mind, the brand packed the realme 5i with an 11nm octa-core Snapdragon 665 AIE processor. This makes it the first smartphone in the PHP 6k price range to run on this processor.

Complementing the powerful processor, realme also equipped the 5i with a massive 5,000 mAh battery. With this amount of juice, users can enjoy long hours of gaming and entertainment. It is also fortified with fireproof protective separation and triple precautions to guarantee battery safety.

realme 5i Specifications

Dimensions164.4 x 75 x 9.3 mm
Weight195 g
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 665
GPUAdreno 610
RAM3 GB
Storage64 GB
Display6.52-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1600, 20:9 ratio
Rear Camera12 MP, f/1.8, wide, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.3, ultrawide
2 MP, f/2.4, dedicated macro camera
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor/portrait
Front Camera8 MP, f/2.0
OS ColorOS 6.1 (Based on Android 9.0 Pie)
Battery5,000 mAh
Other FeaturesFingerprint Sensor (rear-mounted)
ColorsAqua Blue
Forest Green
PricePHP 6,990

Pricing and Availability

realme 5i colors

The realme 5i comes in Aqua Blue and Forest Green, and is available in the 3 GB RAM + 64 GB Storage variant priced at PHP 6,990. It will be available in physical stores nationwide starting February 1, 2020.

The 5i will also be available at Shopee, and will be on Shopee’s Flash Sale on January 30 and February 1, 2020, every 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The official sale price will be announced at the brand’s social media accounts.

Shopee vouchers for realme will also be available starting January 30, 2020. You can get the realme 5i for a 12% discount when you use the code REALME12OFF. This special promo is valid through the realme official store only and is applicable on orders to be delivered via Shopee’s Integrated Couriers.



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