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The Realme V5 is officially the first in a new series of new smartphones

The Realme V5's first teaser image. (Source: Weibo)
The Realme V5's first teaser image. (Source: Weibo)
Realme has been hyping a new line of smartphones that it may launch at IFA 2020 Special Edition. An executive from this brand has now confirmed that it is to be called the V series, and that the V5 will be its inaugural release. This phone will have a rectangular rear camera, the main sensor of which is thought to be 48MP in resolution.

Realme has been hinting at an entirely new smartphone line for a short while now. Most recently, the OEM's president of global marketing, Xu Qi, finally disspelled the anticipation by confirming that it had chosen the letter V to represent this new line-up, and that the V5 would be the first of this name.

Then again, the executive did not specify when this upcoming phone would launch exactly, leaving scope for the possibility it may be the subject of Realme's "big announcement" at IFA 2020. However, an official poster for the device has been supplied. It shows that the V5 will have a rectangular rear camera housing, a single punch-hole in its display and an inescapable helping of branding on its back panel.

Its internal aspects are considerably less clear. There are leaks that suggest it has been through TENAA testing in the form of the RMX2121. In this case, its screen may be 6.55 inches in diagonal length, and, thanks to the presence of a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, likely to be LCD. It has 5G connectivity, and may be the phone to feature the dual-cell 4500mAh battery linked to Realme in earlier reports.

Finally, the V5 may feature the OEM's (current) fastest 65W charging standard. However, conflicting reports assert the same phone may have a 6.5-inch 20:9 display, a 4900mAh battery and 30W charging. Furthermore, it may have a MediaTek Dimensity 800 or 720 SoC (based on a leak pointing to a 2.0GHz processor). 

However, these specs may also pertain to the RMX2111 and RMX2112, two other new devices also spotted on Chinese regulatory databases. They are also linked to 6 or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB in internal storage (although the RMX2111 may also have a 64GB option). Therefore, they may also be subsequent V-series phones that may make good affordable 5G prospects in the near future.

The Realme RMX2111/2 on TENAA. (Source: TENAA via 91Mobiles)
The Realme RMX2111/2 on TENAA. (Source: TENAA via 91Mobiles)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-25 (Update: 2020-07-25)