Recommendations For The 6 Best Cheap 5G Phones In 2022

2022 will be the year of 5G. This cellular connection has not been widely adopted in Indonesia. But it is only a matter of time before faster cellular networks will make life easier and definitely faster in the future.

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Now that connectivity becomes visible, various smartphone manufacturers are starting to race to bring 5G phones to their product lines. As well as the flagship class, there are also many inexpensive 5G phones with chipsets made by Snapdragon, MediaTek.

Centro Review has picked out the cheapest 5G phones you can buy this year. All phones on this list are officially launched in Indonesia.

1. Realme Narzo 50 5G

Screen: 6.6-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ 1080 x 2,408 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate

Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G (6nm)

Memory: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage

Rear camera: 48MP f/1.8 + unknown black and white portrait

Front camera: 8MP f/2.0

4th: 5.000mAh fast charge 33W

NFC: No

Price: IDR 3,299,000 (6GB+128GB)

The first affordable 5G phone you can get in 2022 is the Realme Narzo 50 5G. This phone has an attractive design with a striped pattern on the back of the device.

The Realme Narzo 50 5G is equipped with a 6.6-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD + resolution. This screen has a 90Hz refresh rate.

Realme Narzo 5G uses Mediatek Dimensity 810 chipset to deliver 5G cellular network.

Only one memory option is available: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. Otherwise, the HP Realme Narzo 50 5G has a virtual RAM feature of up to 5 GB, using up to 11 GB of available total RAM. This phone can accommodate microSD cards up to 1TB.

At the back is a 48MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture + black and white portrait camera. On the front there is an 8MP camera.

This affordable 5G HP battery is a fairly jumbo battery containing 5,000mAh with 33W fast charging capability.

2. Vivo T1 5G

Screen: 6.58 inch IPS LCD Full HD+ 1,080 x 2,408 pixels, P3 color gamut

Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G (6nm)

Memory: 4GB RAM + 128GB storage capacity; 8GB RAM + 128GB storage

Rear camera: 50MP f/1.8 + 2MP macro f/2.4 + depth 2MP f/2.4

Front camera: 16MP f/2.0

4th: 5.000mAh fast charging 18W

NFC: Yes

Harga: Rp 2.999.000 (4GB + 128GB); RP3.399.000 (8GB+128GB)

The Vivo T1 5G is one attractive, affordable 5G phone option. One of the advantages is that it is equipped with NFC.

The Vivo T1 5G is equipped with a 6.58 inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD + resolution. No refresh rate support for HP above 60Hz.

To support 5G, Vivo T1 5G is equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G. There are two memory options with significantly different RAM: 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + storage.

The 4GB RAM variant can utilize up to 1GB of virtual RAM capability, and the 8GB RAM variant is virtually expandable to 4GB RAM. Both can accommodate 1TB microSD memory cards.

On the back there is a 50MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth camera. On the front there is a 16MP camera.

The battery of the Vivo T1 5G has a capacity of 5,000mAh with 18W fast charging.

3. Samsung Galaxy M23 5G

Screen: 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD 1080 x 2,408 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G (8nm)

Memory: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage

Rear camera: 50MP f/1.8 + ultrawide 8MP f/2.2 123° + 2MP f/2.4 depth

Front camera: 8MP f/2.2

4th: 5.000mAh fast charge 25W

NFC: No

Price: Rp3,699.000 (6GB+128GB)

Samsung is known for its high-quality phones. When Samsung launches a cheap 5G phone, it would definitely be a shame to miss it.

One of Samsung’s affordable 5G phones on our radar is the Galaxy M23 5G. The product is equipped with a 6.6-inch IPS LCD screen that supports Full HD+ resolution. Supports 120Hz super smooth refresh rate technology.

To support 5G features, Samsung Galaxy M23 5G is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 5G chipset.

Only one memory option is available: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The ability to temporarily add 6GB of virtual RAM is still there. Total used RAM is 12 GB. This product can also accommodate microSD cards up to 1TB.

On the camera side, it has an interesting configuration: 50MP f/1.8 + 8MP ultrawide f/2.2 123 degrees + 2MP f/2.4 depth. On the front there is an 8MP camera.

The battery in the Galaxy M variant is notorious for being larger. So it’s no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy M23 5G is equipped with a jumbo 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging.

4. Infinex Zero 5G

Screen: 6.78-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ 1080 x 2,460 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate

Chipset: MediaTek Dimension 900 5G (6nm)

Memory: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage

Rear camera: 48MP f/1.8 + 13MP telephoto 2x optical zoom + 2MP

Front camera: 16MP f/2.0

4th: 5.000mAh fast charge 33W

NFC: No

Price: Rp 3,399,000 (8GB+128GB)

Infinix is ​​known for releasing many cheap phones, but it’s still a quality worthwhile. Naturally, the Chinese company is also joining the race for cheap 5G phones.

The Infinix Zero 5G has a particularly attractive design on the back. The camera lens has interesting curves that make the phone look futuristic.

Infinix Zero 5G has a 6.78 inch IPS LCD screen and supports Full HD+ resolution. The refresh rate is 120Hz.

In the “Inwards” section, the Infinix Zero 5G is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 900 5G chipset. It comes with one memory: 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The camera configuration used is a 48MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.5 50mm telephoto with 2x zoom + 2MP capability. On the front there is a 16MP camera.

The battery of the Infinix Zero 5G is a jumbo with 5,000mAh. This battery still features 33W fast charging.

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In addition, the Infinix Zero 5G already supports Wi-Fi 6 and a fingerprint sensor on the side of the device.

5. Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

Layers: Super AMOLED 6,67″ Full HD+ 1.080 x 2.400 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, Gorilla Glass 5

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6nm)

Memory: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage

Rear camera: 108MP f/1.9 + 118 degrees 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide + 2MP f/2.4 macro

Front camera: 16MP f/2.5

Battery: 5,000mAh fast charge 67W

NFC: Yes

Price: IDR 4,199.000 (8GB+128GB)

The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G has the most complete features and specifications of all the features on the list. So don’t be surprised if the price is the highest.

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is equipped with 6.67 inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution. The screen refresh rate reaches 120Hz and is protected by rugged Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

To support 5G, Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset. One memory option is available: 8GB RAM + 128G storage.

In terms of cameras, Xiaomi has split the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G camera into three parts: a 108MP, an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera. On the front there is a 16MP camera.

Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 11 Pro run MIUI 13 based on Android 11.

Other supported technologies are a 3.5mm audio jack port, NFC, IR blaster, and a fingerprint scanner sensor on the side of the device.

The battery of the Redmi Note 11 Pro is said to be jumbo with a capacity of 5,000 mAh. What’s even more special is the fast charging capability of up to 67W. Xiaomi claims it can charge the battery to 51% in 15 minutes.

6. iPhone SE 2022

Screen: 4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD HD+750 x 1,334 pixels

Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic (5nm)

Memory: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

Rear camera: 12MP f/1.8

Front camera: 7MP f/2.2

battery: –

NFC: Yes

Harga: Rp 7.999.000 (64 GB); rp9.499.000 (128 GB); RP10.9999.000 (256 GB)

iPhones are always expensive. Interestingly, the iPhone SE 2022 is the cheapest iPhone you can buy right now (in new condition). It also supports 5G!

The iPhone SE 2022 uses the same specifications as the iPhone 13, but with a design similar to the iPhone 8. The device still has a home button.

Currently, the iPhone SE 2022 is officially on sale in Indonesia and has a tag on the top. In fact, the price is on the higher side of the Android phone, but the iPhone SE is still a quality iPhone that Apple will maintain.

Well, that was our recommendation of the cheapest 5G mobile phone worth buying in Indonesia. Can’t wait to try this quick connect phone?

Cheap 5G Mobile Phones 2021

So, here’s a list of cheap 5G phones from last year. Currently, you can still find products on the market.

1. Poco M3 Pro 5G

Are you looking for the cheapest 5G phone? The Poco M3 Pro 5G is currently the cheapest 5G phone officially launched in Indonesia.

Poco M3 Pro 5G (4GB/64GB) is available for Rs 2,599,000 and Poco M3 Pro 5G (6GB/128GB) for Rs 2,899,000.

Poco M3 Pro 5G uses Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G chipset as “brain”. There are two memory variants mentioned above.

On the back, there is a triple camera of 48MP + 2MP (depth sensor) + 2MP (macro). On the front there is an 8MP camera.

Another advantage lies in the jumbo battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh. It also features 18W fast charging. The Poco M3 Pro 5G is also NFC enabled.

See the table below for full specifications of the Poco M3 Pro 5G.

full specification

Poco M3 Pro 5G

size

161,81 x 75,34 x 8,92mm

weight

190 grams

screen type

Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Protected by IPS LCD

screen size

6.5 inches

screen resolution

1.080 x 2.400 pixels, refresh rate at 90Hz

operating system

Android 11, MIUI 12

chipset

MediaTek Dimension 700 (7nm)

internal storage

64 GB 4 GB RAM; 128 GB 6 GB RAM; UFS 2.2 LPDDR4X

slot micro SD

have; MicroSD up to 512GB

rear camera

48MP, f/1.79, 26mm (wide angle), 1/2″, 0.8μm, PDAF, lens 6P

2MP depth sensor, f/2.4

2MP macro, f/2.4

front side camera

8 MP, f/2.0, 27 mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12 µm

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, IR Blaster, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC

biometrics

Fingerprint recognition on the side of the phone, face recognition unlocking

battery

5.000mAh, fast charge18W

2. Reality 8 5G

The name is exactly the same as the regular version of Realme 8. However, Realme 8 5G is quite different from Realme 8. Please refer to the following link to find out the difference.

The price of the Realme 8 5G itself is quite affordable compared to 5G phones. For a price of IDR 3,199,000, you get an 8GB variant and 128GB of internal storage.

The Realme 8%G itself is equipped with the Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G chipset. On the back of the Realme 8 5G, there are three cameras: 48MP + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth). On the front there is a 16MP camera.

The battery contains a jumbo which is 5000 mAh. It also features 18W fast charging.

One of the great things about Realme 8 5G is that it has NFC.

See the table below for full specifications of Realme 8 5G.

full specification

Realme 8 5g

size

162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5mm

weight

185 grams

screen type

IPS LCD

screen size

6.5 inches

screen resolution

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio; Refresh rate 90Hz

operating system

Android 11, Realme UI 2.0

chipset

MediaTek MT6833 Dimension 700 5G (7nm)

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CPU

Octa-Core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

GPU

Mali-G67 MC2

internal storage

128GB 8GB RAM

slot micro SD

microSDXC (up to 1 TB)

rear camera

48 megapixels, f/1.8, 26mm (wide angle), PDAF

2MP, f/2.4, (macro)

2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)

front side camera

16MP, f/2.1, 26mm (wide)

battery

5.000mAh fast charge18 watts

other features

NFC, sensor side issues (De Tepee/Rangka HP), Bluetooth 5.1; jack audio 3.5mm; USB Type-C; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

3. Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

Samsung doesn’t want to be left behind in launching 5G phones at affordable prices. One of the products produced is the Galaxy A22 5G. Interestingly, this product was officially launched in Indonesia.

You can get the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G for IDR 3,299,000. Only one memory variant is available: 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage media.

Like the two 5G phones mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 700 5G chipset. On the back of this device, there are three cameras: 48MP + 5MP (ultra wide) + 2MP (depth).

The battery used is also quite jumbo at 5,000mAh. 18W fast charging is possible.

Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G is not equipped with NFC.

See the table below for full specs of the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G.

spec comparison

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

size

167.2 x 76,4 x 9mm

weight

203 grams

screen type

LCD

screen size

6.6 inches

screen resolution

Full HD+ 1.080 x 2.400 pixels; Refresh rate 90Hz

chipset

MediaTek Dimension 700 5G

Commemoration

128GB 4GB RAM

rear camera

48MP (f/1.8, PDAF) main camera

5MP (f/2.2) ultrawide camera

2MP (f2/4) camera depth

front side camera

8MP (f2.0)

battery

5.000mAh Fast Charge 18W

network

5G (bands n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n78, n79)

other features

Fingerprint (sampling), Bluetooth 5.0

OS

OneUI Core 3.1 + Android 11

4. Realme V11 5G (about 2.6 million rupees)

This phone was not released in Indonesia. But given Realme’s huge fan base in Indonesia, it’s not impossible to get these cheap 5G phones here. The price in my home country is CNY 1,199 (about Rp. 2.6 million).

The phone has a 5G smart mode that can automatically adjust the signal to fall back to 4G when the 5G network is less than optimal or not needed. So you don’t waste your battery.

Additionally, the CPU clock speed of this processor is actually up to 2.2 GHz faster than the Dimensity 720 series. When it comes to storage, the Realme V11 has a 128GB variant combined with 4GB of RAM.

The battery capacity is quite large at 5,000mAh. The battery supports 18W fast charging technology with a USB-C port.

As for the photos, as mentioned earlier, the Realme V11 has dual rear cameras. The main sensor has a resolution of 13MP with an aperture of f/2.2 and the second camera, which is a depth sensor, has a resolution of 2MP. At the same time, selfies can rely on the 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

full specification

Realme v11 5g

screen type

IPS LCD

screen size

6.5 inches

screen resolution

720×1600 (HD+)

operating system

Android 11, realistic UI

chipset

MediaTek MT6833 Dimension 700 5G (7nm)

internal storage

128GBRAM4GB

slot micro SD

nobody is here

rear camera

13MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide angle), PDAF 2MP, f/2.4, (depth)

front side camera

8MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)

battery

5.000mAh Fast Charge18W

5. Realme V5 5G (about IDR 3.1 million)

The next cheapest 5G phone is powered by Realme. The phone costs CNY 1,499 (approx. IDR 3.1 million) for the 128GB/6GB RAM model and CNY 1,899 (approximately IDR 3.9 million) for the 128GB/8GB RAM model.

In terms of appearance, this Realme V5 has a very nice design, like a 5G phone that is definitely on another flagship level. The screen is 6.5 inches, but it still uses an LCD panel.

The special technology of this screen is a refresh rate of 90Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 180Hz. That said, the phone’s visual display maximizes content when watching movies, playing games, or browsing.

Regarding the shell design, the Realme V5 combines a matte design with a glossy design to give it a luxurious feel.

Inside the Realme V5 is powered by MediaTek’s latest Dimensity 720 processor. A feature that should be emphasized on this latest Realme phone, not just 5G, is the audio that uses Dolby Atmos technology to deliver Hi-Res audio.

Meanwhile, for storage capacity, Realme V5 offers two variants: 128GB/6GB RAM and 128GB/8GB RAM. If that capacity is still not enough, the microSD slot is available so you can increase the capacity.

As for the battery, the Realme V5 has a capacity of 5,000 mAh. The phone also features advanced 30W VOOC battery charging technology that can charge the battery from 0-100% in just 65 minutes.

In the field of photography, there are a total of 5 Realme V5 cameras. The four rear cameras include a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide secondary camera with 119 degree FoV, a 2MP macro camera and finally a 2MP depth sensor. At the same time, the front camera for selfies has a resolution of 16 MP.

full specification

size

162.1 x 75 x 9.1mm

weight

194 grams

screen type

IPS LCD

screen size

6.5 inches

screen resolution

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (405 ppi)

operating system

Android 10, Realme UI 1.0

chipset

MediaTek Dimension 720 5G (7nm)

CPU

Octa-Core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

GPU

Mali-G57 MC3

internal storage

128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

slot micro SD

ada

rear camera

48 MP, f/1.8, 25 mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8 μm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultra-wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12 μm 2MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2MP, f/2.4, (depth)

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front side camera

16 MP, f/2.1

battery

5.000mAh

6. Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G (approx Rp. 3.3 million)

This affordable 5G phone was introduced to India yesterday. Therefore, it is unknown when it will enter Indonesia. The Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G is priced at INR 16,999 (approx. Rp. 3.3 million) for the 6/64 GB model and INR 19,999 (approximately Rp. 3.8 million) for the 8/128 GB.

Speaking of the display, the Narzo 30 Pro has a 6.5-inch wide screen with a resolution of 1080p+. Refresh rates up to 120Hz and brightness levels up to 600nits.

If you change the refresh rate from 60Hz to 120Hz, your phone can automatically change it based on your content. Regarding the differences, according to the Realme Narzo 30 Pro, it is equipped with a best-in-class processor: MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U.

The Realme Narzo 30 Pro has a capacity of 5,000 mAh. Realme claims its 30W fast charging technology can charge the phone’s battery to 50% in just 25 minutes and to 100% in 65 minutes. Very impressive, isn’t it?

For photography, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro is equipped with a 48MP main camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and features Super Nightscape, Cinema and Digital Image Stabilization (UIS Video Stabilization).

Both lenses feature a 2MP macro camera with ultrawide dedicated 8MP resolution and a minimum focal length of up to 4cm. As far as the front camera is concerned, a 16MP resolution camera is available that also has a Super Nightscape mode.

full specification

Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G

size

162,2 x 75,1 x 9.1mm

screen type

IPS LCD

screen size

6.5 inches

screen resolution

1080 x 2400 pixels

operating system

Android 10, RealmeUI

chipset

MediaTek MT6873 Dimensions 800U 5G (7Nm)

internal storage

64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

slot micro SD

ada

rear camera

48MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8μm, PDAF 8MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultra-wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12 μm 2MP, f/2.4, (macro)

front side camera

16MP, f/2.1, 26mm (wide), 1/3.09″, 1.0μm

battery

5.000mAh

7. Oppo A55 5G (approx. IDR 3.4 million)

Again, this cheap 5G phone isn’t available in Indonesia yet, but it’s worth the wait. The Oppo A55 5G, priced at CNY 1599 (about Rs 3.4 million), boasts a screen with a 6.5-inch LCD panel capable of displaying scenes with HD+ resolution and a standard 60Hz refresh rate.

The Oppo A55 is equipped with the latest MediaTek processor, Dimensity 700, with a Cortex-A76 core running at 2.2 GHz and six Cortex-A55 running at 2 GHz. The processor is paired with 128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM.

It’s quite large, but the storage can be expanded with microSD.

As for the battery, the available capacity is 5,000 mAh. It’s pretty big, but it doesn’t support fast charging yet. A battery of that size can give your phone a full day of use if used in moderation.

The Oppo A55 5G is quite impressive in the field of photography. There are 3 rear cameras. The main camera has an f/2.2 lens with 13MP resolution and two 2MP f/2.4 cameras. One for depth and one for close-ups. For video, this latest Oppo phone can record in 1080p resolution at 30fps and in slow motion at 720p resolution.

full specification

Oppo A55 5G

size

163.9 x 75.7 x 8.4mm

screen type

IPS LCD

screen size

6.5 inches

screen resolution

720x1600px

operating system

Android 11, ColorOS 11.1

chipset

MediaTek MT6833 Dimension 700 5G (7nm)

internal storage

128GB6GB RAM

slot micro SD

ada

rear camera

13 MP, f/2.2, 25 mm (width), 1/3.06″, 1.12 µm, PDAF 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

front side camera

8MP, f/2.0, (wide)

battery

5.000mAh

8. Samsung A32 5G

The cheap 5G HP Samsung Galaxy A32 5G is priced at Rs 3,999,000. Interestingly, this 5G mobile phone is launched in the Indonesian market.

The stretch of the screen is 6.5 inches. The screen can display the scene at a resolution of 720p. At the top is an Infinity-V notch that houses the front camera. The color options are very eye-catching and subdued: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue and Awesome Violet.

The back is a bit odd. While the rear camera typically uses a square or round module, the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G uses its own camera. So there are a total of 5 “holes” including 4 cameras and LED flash.

Talking about the differences, the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G also don’t tell us much about the processor. They only say the processor is an octa-core 2.0GHz, but reliable sources say the phone uses MediaTek’s all-new processor, the Dimensity 720.

When it comes to storage capacity, this latest Samsung phone comes in two variants: 64GB and 128GB combined with 4, 6 and 8GB of RAM. The battery capacity is quite large at 5,000mAh with 15W fast charging support.

In the field of photography, the four rear cameras consist of a 48MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture. The second camera is dedicated to an 8MP ultra-wide-angle resolution with an f/2.2 aperture. The third camera has a 5MP macro lens and the fourth has a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera has a resolution of 13MP.

full specification

Samsung Galaxy A32 5G

size

164.2 x 76,1×9,1mm

screen type

TFT

screen size

6.5 inches

screen resolution

720x1600px

operating system

Android 11, One UI 3.0

chipset

MediaTek MT6853 Dimension 720 5G (7nm)

internal storage

128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

slot micro SD

micro SDXC

rear camera

48MP, f/1.0, 26mm (Wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8μm, PDAF 8MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (Ultra Wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12 μm 5MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2MP, f/2.4, (depth)

front side camera

13MP, f/2.2, (wide)

battery

5.000mAh

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