- Realme 5s is a new variant of the Realme 5 launched earlier this year
- The Realme X2 Pro will be launched in India alongside
- The Vivo S5 was launched in China this week with a quad camera setup
Realme 5s teasers began to emerge this week, and the news of its launch alongside the Realme X2 Pro on November 20 ignited our readers’ interest. Other major news from this week include the numerous MIUI 11 updates that began rolling out to older Xiaomi phones. New MIUI 11 features were also revealed in the past 7 days. Lenovo-owned Motorola this week also launched its much-anticipated reimagining of its classic Motorola Razr flip phone – this time, as a foldable Android smartphone with the same iconic form factor. There were also several new WhatsApp features spotted this week, giving us a clue of what the globally popular chat service will get this month.
Realme 5s specifications teased ahead of launch
The first inkling of the Realme 5s was seen on the teaser page of the Realme X2 Pro. The e-commerce site in a small message in the top band of the Realme X2 Pro teaser page wrote ‘Realme 5s is coming soon’. While this in itself was not confirmation that Realme 5s is launching in India, new teasers began to emerge soon after that confirmed the smartphone will launch alongside the Realme X2 Pro on November 20 in India.
The Realme 5s will feature a 5,000mAh battery, Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth revealed in a teaser the following day. He also revealed that it will feature a 48-megapixel quad camera setup. As we mentioned, the Oppo spin-off brand soon after also confirmed via a teaser on Flipkart that the Realme 5s India launch would be held on the same day as the Realme X2 Pro – November 20.
The Flipkart teaser also showed off the rear panel design of the Realme 5s, a diamond cut design, something the company has used before on its smartphones. The teaser also touted “ultra detailed pictures that remain sharp even when zoomed in”, highlighting the smartphone’s high-resolution 48-megapixel primary camera sensor. In its next teaser, the company also revealed the presence of a waterdop-style display notch on the Realme 5s.
In its last batch of teasers, Realme India revealed that the Realme 5s will sport a 6.51-inch HD+ display, which was a disappointment for some readers as a full-HD+ display was anticipated. The final teaser thus far confirmed that the Realme 5s will be powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC, a teaser that interestingly enough contained a typo that mistakenly pointed to the use of a heretofore unreleased Qualcomm processor named the Snapdragon 655.
Thanks to the name, we know that the Realme 5s is a new variant of the Realme 5. To recall, the Realme 5₹ 9,598 was launched in India in August alongside the Realme 5 Pro. It also featured a quad rear camera setup and a diamond cut rear panel design.
However, instead of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, the Realme 5 featured a 12-megapixel primary sensor – and thus, the Realme 5s can be considered a significant upgrade over the Realme 5. The predecessor was priced starting at Rs. 8,999, and we can expect the Realme 5s to be slightly more expensive than that. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for more teasers leading up to the launch, and of course, all the details you should be interested in from the launch itself on Wednesday.