The Realme 5s upgrades the original recipe with a new sensor for the main camera on the back – the 48MP Samsung GM1. That’s quite a step up from the smallish 12MP sensor of the Realme 5. The other cameras are the same – 8MP 119° ultra wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. This is essentially the same camera department as on the Realme 5 Pro.
The phone also gets a new paint job – Crystal Red – joining the Purple and Blue versions. Also, the base memory option has been dropped, meaning that the 5s starts at 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (with a 128GB option).
The rest of the specs on the Realme 5s are unchanged. It keeps the 6.5” screen (720p+) and Snapdragon 665 chipset, the 5,000mAh battery too.
The first sale of the 5s will take place on November 29 at 12 noon on Flipkart and on Realme.com. It will costs INR9,999 ($139) for its base 4GB/64GB version and INR10,999 ($153) for the 4GB/128GB variant. The phone will eventually make it to brick and mortar stores too, but we got no date for that.
For comparison, the Realme 5 launched at INR 11,000 for the 4/64GB model, but that one is currently down to INR 10,000. The Realme 5 Pro, which packs a Snapdragon 712 chipset, is INR 14,000.