Realme 5i Affordably Priced in PH Plus You Can Even Score Php800 Off

After much teasing on social media, Realme Philippines has finally launched and priced its much anticipated budget-friendly yet powerful midrange smartphone called the Realme 5i. At an event held earlier today in BGC, the company has officially revealed that the 5i, with 3GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and 12MP quad-rear camera, is priced at Php6,990. This makes the device the first phone in this price segment to sport quad-camera on the rear, Snapdragon 665 chip, and a massive 5000mAh battery pack.

 "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 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 Realme 5i will be available at physical stores nationwide beginning February 1. But if you are excited to get one for yourself or for someone you love, you can start buying one as early as January 30 through exclusive Shopee Flash Sale every 12:00 noon and 6:00PM. You can follow Realme's social media pages to see exclusive price announcement during the flash sales.

In addition to that, fans can also score discount vouchers that are up for grabs for a limited time starting January 30. Fans can just use the Shopee code REALME12OFF and take advantage of 12% discounts for the Realme 5i which is equivalent to Php800 off. That makes the Realme 5i as affordable as Php6,190.

The special promo is valid through the Realme official store only and is applicable on orders to be delivered via Shopee's Integrated Couriers.

Just a quick recap, the Realme 5i sports a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution on the front and a textured back panel with "Sunrise design"that comes in two color options, Aqua Blue and Forrest Green.  On the inside, there is a powerful Snapdragon 665 octa-core powering the device together with 3GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. Storage is still expandable via its dedicated microSD card slot.

As for its cameras, on the back are the 12MP primary shooter with f1.8 aperture, 8MP secondary camera with ultrawide angle, 2MP shooter for macro photography, and another 2MP with depth sensors. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera. And just like any other Realme smartphones, the 5i is also equipped with Chromaboost and Nightscape camera features. In fact, the 5i has an upgraded imaging algorithm that lets users take excellent night photos and a wider view with the Nightscape 2.0's ultra-wide angle, according to Realme PH. And then for video recording, users can record up to 4K in resolution with 240fps slow motion and stabilization capabilities.

Now for the battery, the smartphone is packed with long-lasting 5000mAh battery that according to Realme can last up to 30 days on standby mode. Long hours or gaming and entertainment without the need to connect to a power wall or powerbank is definitely guaranteed on this one. And it's safe too, Realme says the phone has also been fortified with fireproof protective separation and triple precautions to guarantee battery safety.

Mobile operating-wise, the Realme 5i comes with ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9 Pie. This version of the OS already comes with Dark Mode so users can better focus and have a more vibrant foreground. What about Android 10? Thankfully, Realme Philippines just confirmed that this device is scheduled to receive Android 10 upgrade soon with its own Realme UI flavor on top soon.
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