Realme V5 is The World’s Cheapest 5G Phone

Realme, one of BBK’s subsidiaries, has launched the first device in its new V lineup touting it as the cheapest 5G Smartphone on the market. The title was previously held by Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro (rebranded Huawei Enjoy Z) and Redmi K30i; both phones cost around $325.



Realme Teases New 5G Smartphone Series

Design and Display

The smartphone, featuring a matte finish dual-textured back, comes with a Realme C11-like aesthetic. It has a black rectangular camera bump housing a quad-sensor camera setup and is available in three colors: Silver, Blue, and Green. The silver one bears a huge Realme logo on the side, similar to what we saw in the Honor 30 lineup.

The Realme V5 is built around a 6.5-inch LCD with 1080p resolution, 20:9 ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate.

Internals and Storage

The handset is powered by the 7nm Dimensity 720 chip by Mediatek with two Cortex-A76 cores and six Cortex-A55 units, all clocking at 2 GHz. The Mobile platform is powered by 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB expandable onboard storage. The software front is handled by Android 10 with a Realme UI 1.0 skin.

As far as connectivity options are concerned, Realme V5 comes with support for the sub-6 GHz standard and works both on SA and NSA networks. It also features Smart 5G that switches between 5G and LTE when convenient to save the battery life.


Despite being the cheapest smartphone to support 5G, Realme V5 comes with impressive camera specifications. The quad sensor rear camera set up features a 48MP F/1.8 main sensor accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide-angle lens with 119-degree FoV, 2 MP Macro lens, and 2 MP depth sensor.

For selfies, it is equipped with a 16 MP snapper.

Battery and Pricing

The smartphone packs a 5000 mAh battery backed by 30W fast-charging through the USB-C port. The company promises 0-100% in 65 minutes producing far less heat than most competing standards.

It is currently available for pre-order and will be available for sale by 7th August. The based variant with 6 GB RAM retails at $215 while the maxed-out variant with 8 GB RAM will set users back by $270.

Realme V5 Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Arm Mali-G57 MC3
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G (7 nm)
  • OS: Android 10.0, Realme UI 1.0
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G;
  • Display:
    • LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90 Hz Refresh rate
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB
    • Internal: 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
    • Secondary: 16 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes (Side-mounted)
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Price: $215