Realme 5 gets Dark Mode and wide-angle video recording with the latest update

Sagar, 12 November 2019

Realme is all set to launch the X2 Pro and 5s in India on next Wednesday, but that's not stopping the Chinese phone maker from rolling out software updates for its older models. The company has released a new firmware for the Realme 5 which brings in the October 2019 security patch to the smartphone.

Additionally, this new build sporting version number RMX1911EX_11_A.18 comes with a system-wide dark mode that's already available on six Realme smartphones, which include the Realme 1, U1, 5 Pro, X, XT, and the 3 Pro.

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Realme 5

The update also brings the ability to record videos using the phone's 8MP ultrawide angle camera and lets you expand the notification bar with a swipe down gesture on the home screen. You can check out the complete changelog below for more details.

  • Security
    • Android security patch: October 2019
  • Camera
    • Added wide-angle video shooting
    • Improved the brightness of rear main camera
    • Optimized low light scene shooting for rear portrait mode
    • Improved preview clarity of rear camera
    • Optimized the issue of noise on the subject's face with front and rear camera
  • Application
    • Updated font change support in Theme Store
  • Settings
    • Added realme Laboratory
    • Added Dark Mode
    • Optimized low light scene shooting for rear portrait mode
  • Notification Center and Status Bar
    • Removed the reminder after hotspot has been enabled
    • Added fast switch toggle between SIMs in notification center
    • Swipe left or right to dismiss message notifications
    • Added option to swipe down on home screen for global search or notification center
  • Known issue fixed
    • Fixed issue of battery that cannot be fully charged

Realme is rolling out this update in a staged manner, meaning only a limited number of users will receive it initially, and a broader rollout will commence in a few days if no bugs are found.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous

I just bought this phone last Nov 14. anyone who did the update experience any bugs? I'm afraid to do it since the phone is working fine when I get it out from the box. I guess I'll wait for someone to confirm that update is stable before doing it. A...

  • Sammy

Havent recieved it yet .

  • AnonD-844557

Realme is fantastic with updates unlike redmi.

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