- Realme has launched the V15 5G smartphone in China.
- The Realme V15 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor.
- The smartphone design is based on the Realme Koi fish.
Realme V15 5G has been launched in China days after it was first teased. The new smartphone is the Realme Koi that appeared a few days back and was believed to be the flagship phone instead. But Realme China's president Xu Qi Chase confirmed that Koi is the V15. The Realme V15 is the third smartphone in the V-series bringing 5G support in the mid-range segment. There is hardly anything different on the Realme V15 5G from the company's recent phones except for the camera design that now features big circles like those on Oppo Reno 5.
The Realme V15 design is based on the Koi fish, which is significant in Chinese and Japanese cultures. The Koi fish is famous for its beauty and vibrant colours, which is why the Realme V15 features the combination of immensely shiny and bright orange, yellow, and blue colours. The smartphone also has the "Dare to Leap" slogan imprinted in bold letters, keeping the back of the device really busy. The smartphone will be available in China initially before the company decides to bring it to other markets in future.
Realme V15 5G price
Realme has priced the V15 5G at starting CNY 1,499, which is roughly Rs 17,000, but it will be available for an introductory price of CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs 15,900). This model comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There is another variant with 8GB RAM that costs a little higher at CNY 1,999, which is roughly Rs 22,600. Realme V15 comes in silver, blue, and gradient colourways and will go on sale on January 14.
Realme V15 5G specifications
The new Realme smartphone features support for 5G on all carriers in China but only the sub-6GHz band network. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor with up to 8 gigs of RAM. You have only 128 gigs of onboard storage on the phone, with support for microSD card to expand it. Realme V15 comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED punch-hole display with a refresh rate of 60Hz and the maximum brightness of 600 nits. The display also has a fingerprint sensor embedded. The smartphone comes with IP protection for dust and water resistance. For authentication, there is facial recognition, as well.
For photography, the Realme V15 comes with a triple camera setup comprising a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. The selfies and video calls on the Realme V15 are handled by a 16MP front-facing camera featuring AI and smart HDR. Realme has said that V15 5G cameras support 4K video recording, UIS Max (ultra image stabilisation), and 1080p slow-motion videos at 120fps. The Realme V15 5G is backed by a 4310mAh battery that charges at up to 50W. Realme claims the battery can charge 50 per cent in just 18 minutes using the bundled charger. The smartphone is only 8.1mm thick and weighs 176 grams.