As scheduled, Realme has now announced a new budget smartphone dubbed Realme 6i in the Indian market. With the new device, the Chinese smartphone maker has further expanded its latest Realme 6 lineup. Realme 6i seems to fill the price gap that the company has due to the recent hike in pricing. The device looks a lot like the vanilla Realme 6 and even, share some of the specs as well.
Realme 6i: Price in India, Availability
Realme 6i comes in two different storage configurations – 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB options. The base variant of the device comes with a price tag of INR 12,999 (i.e. roughly $173). The top model, on the other hand, will set you back around INR 14,999 (i.e.$200). The smartphone comes in two colour options as well namely Lunar White and Eclipse Black.
Coming to the availability, the device will be up for grabs starting from July 21 via Flipkart and Realme’s official online website.
Talking about the specs, Realme 6i is equipped with a 6.5-inch display with a resolution of 2400 x 1800 pixels and a 90Hz refresh rate for a smooth experience. Thanks to slim bezels and punch-hole cutout, the display comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 90.5%. For an added protection, there is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top of the display. Sadly, the brand hasn’t revealed which version it is.
Under the hood, the smartphone makes use of MediaTek Helio G90T chipset paired with up to 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB UFS 2.1 onboard storage. In terms of optics, Realme 6i comes with a quad-camera module on the back. The module consists of a 48MP primary sensor (f/1.8), an 8MP ultra-wide lens (f/2.3), 2MP macro (f/2.4) and a B&W portrait lens (f/2.4).
For selfie, there is a 16MP front snapper with an aperture of f/2.0 housed inside the cutout. All of these are powered by 4,300 mAh battery with the support of 30W flash charge. There is a side-fingerprint sensor for biometrics and the brand is claiming 0.29s instant unlock. The phone runs on Android 10 with Realme UI skin on top.
Lastly, we’re looking at Bluetooth 5.0, single-band WiFi, audio jack and a USB Type-C port for charging. It would be interesting to see how the device manages to perform at this price segment in the market.