Realme is gradually spreading its tentacles into Europe. The Old Continent even received the Realme X2 Pro prior India, what is one of its largest markets. Currently, the manufacturer has announced the far more budget Realme 5 just in time for the holidays.
The Realme 5 lands in Europe with a value tag of €169 and that gets you the 4GB RAM+128GB variant. That isn’t too bad considering the similar version sells for INR 10,999 (~€139) in India. The smartphone will be available in Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple.
The Realme 5 has a 6.5–inch Mini-drop FullScreen display with an HD+ resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 665 processor and packs a 5000mAh battery.
There are 4 digital cameras on the back of the cameraphone – a 12MP f/1.8 base scanner, an 8MP ultrawide angle digital camera, a 2MP portrait digital camera, and a 2MP 4cm macro camera. There is a 13MP scanner in front for selfies.
The Realme 5 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM support, and a dedicated MicroSD card slot. It operates on Android Pie with ColorOS on top. For connectivity, you get a MicroUSB port, an audio jack, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Realme says the smartphone will be on sale at 22:00 CET on November 27 for €159. So you might need to wait till then to get it for significantly less. We don’t know if the additional Realme smartphones sold in Europe will be discounted however there is no harm in checking.
The Realme Europe page says they presently only ship to Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom only.