If you use MySQL native replication, the slave node should be in a version higher than the master MySQL database. If you set up an Oracle GoldenGate replication slave, there is no version restriction.
GoldenGate for MySQL
Oracle GoldenGate for MySQL replicates DML operations for MySQL databases. Here, I discuss Oracle GoldenGate for MySQL, MySQL database and MySQL replication.
Heterogeneity Security High Performance Real-Time DML Globalization