Realme launches one of Australia’s cheapest 5G smartphones

Next-gen connectivity for a last-gen price.

Despite having launched in Australia less than two years ago, Realme has made quite the impression on the Aussie tech market with their high-spec, low-cost smartphones and wearables, and launching today is the brand’s first foray into 5G – the Realme 7 5G.

The new device boasts high-end features like a 120Hz screen refresh rate, 48MP wide-angle quad camera, 16MP selfie cam, a 5,000mAh all-day battery and 30W fast charging, which promises a full charge in just over an hour. It runs on a mid-range Mediatek Dimensity 800U 5G processor and comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB).

Realme 7 5G in Mist Blue

Realme 7 5G in Flash Silver

While the phone itself sounds pretty solid spec-wise, it’s the price that really sets the Realme 7 5G apart with an RRP of just $499. To put that in context, that puts it neck-and-neck with the cheapest 5G phone currently available in Australia, the Motorola G 5G. Beyond that, you’ll be paying anywhere between $599 and $2,999 (no, we’re not kidding) for a 5G handset.

You can pre-order the Realme 7 5G right now in either Mist Blue (which appears to be a darker version of the design found on the Realme 7 Pro) or Flash Silver from the Realme e-store and JB Hi-Fi, or grab it from February 11 at Officeworks, Bing Lee, mobileciti, Amazon, Kogan, The Good Guys, Catch and more. The first 4,000 orders will also score a free pair of Realme Buds Q true wireless headphones (valued at $79).

realme 7 5G with realme Buds Q

Here’s hoping this new release signals a broader trend among tech companies towards more accessible 5G smartphones. Keep an eye out for our review of the Realme 7 5G in the coming weeks.