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The upcoming Realme 5 may be a Xiaomi Mi A3-beater

The Snapdragon 665 may feature in a new Realme phone soon. (Source: Qualcomm)
The Snapdragon 665 may feature in a new Realme phone soon. (Source: Qualcomm)
Realme is now connected to the launch of a new phone, provisionally called the RMX1911 - although it may be named the 5 on release. Geekbench scores with this model number show that it has 4GB of RAM and the same SoC as the Xiaomi Mi CC9e/Mi A3. This phone has also been certified with Thai and Malaysian authorities.

OPPO's sub-brand Realme may be on the brink of launching a new smartphone with the relatively new Snapdragon 665 processor from Qualcomm. So far, this device is known as the RMX1911. However, it has reportedly passed through 2 international certification processes, 1 of which may have let its product name slip.

Accordingly, this phone may be termed the Realme 5 on its release. It - or rather, a phone with its model number - has also broken cover through the medium of Geekbench 4 recently. As always, this benchmark discloses some specs along with its single- and multi-core scores.

This reveals that the putative Realme 5 has 4GB of RAM and a Qualcomm processor. This SoC is not named overtly, but is associated with the code-name trinket. This name has also featured in similar scores for another recent 2019 phone: the Xiaomi Mi A3 (also known as the Mi CC9e). 

This device is known to be powered by the Snapdragon 665; therefore, it appears that Realme also has this nearly-new chipset for its upcoming 5. Its Geekbench results also suggest that it is no less powerful than the Mi A3. Considering this phone's underwhelming introduction as an Android One device at a price of about US$278, its potential new rival has the potential to come in swinging against it - especially if the 5 does so at a more compelling price-point.

On the other hand, the Mi A3 has the advantage of more extensive software support from Google (although that cannot be said for its Chinese-market twin). As for the Realme 5, it may launch with either ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 - or the new RealmeOS, depending roughly on when it will be released.

The certifications for the "Realme 5". (Source: Nashville Chatter)
The certifications for the "Realme 5". (Source: Nashville Chatter)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08-15 (Update: 2019-08-15)