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This affordable 5G realme phone could hit global markets soon (Updated)

Update: The realme 7 5G will be launched in the UK next week, but we already have a good idea of what to expect.

Published onNovember 12, 2020

realme 7 in hand
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority
  • realme is set to launch a 5G variant of the realme 7.
  • Judging by a Thai certification listing, the phone could be a reskinned realme V5.
  • realme UK has confirmed a realme 7 5G launch for November 19.

Update: November 12 2020 (12:47AM ET): Well, that didn’t take long at all. realme UK has now confirmed on its Twitter account (via Playful Droid) that the realme 7 5G will be launched in the market on November 19 at 10AM GMT (5AM ET). Check out a screenshot of the post below.

Realme7 5G UK launch twitter
realme UK

The event will be streamed on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, but we’re expecting a rebadged realme V5 for the most part. Check out the original article below for more details on the realme 7 5G.

Original article: November 11 2020 (2:17AM ET): realme stretched its legs to Europe earlier this year with the 4G realme 7 duo. Now it seems the Chinese brand could add a third member to this family with faster networking.

Judging by Thai certification site NBTC (via MySmartPrice), a 5G variant of the realme 7 could soon make its debut in global markets. The device wears model number RMX2111, suggesting it will be a reskinned realme V5 series. The company previously announced in September that the realme V3 and V5 would hit Europe in Q4.

If this is the case, we can posit the two phones will share similar specs. To that end, expect a 6.5-inch 2,400 x 1,080 LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate on the realme 7 5G – the same cocktail used on the realme 7 global variant. Internally, that cheap 5G goodness stems from the MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset. A choice of 6GB or 8GB of RAM is met by 128GB of internal storage. Finally, a quad-camera array should also make an appearance at the rear, but it’s unclear if the realme 7 5G will wear a new 64MP shooter or borrow the 48MP sensor from the realme V5.

It’s likely that realme won’t adjust the international price of the realme 7 5G far beyond its Chinese sibling. The realme V5 debuted at ~$215 in the firm’s home nation, which would likely make it one of the cheapest 5G phones in Europe if the EU price isn’t much higher.

There’s no word on the phone’s official launch date from realme, but judging by the listing, we could expect to see it in the likes of Europe, India, and Thailand fairly soon.

Next: realme 7 hands-on: A small step forward