For the past years, we had become used to seeing two generations of Realme’s number series per year. However, the company decided to not follow this standard in 2021. Due to numerous reasons, including the chipset shortage crisis, the Chinese firm only brought the Realme 8 series and pushed the Realme 9 series to 2022. After months of waiting since the last 8 series handset reached the market, we’re about to see the Realme 9 series in all its glory. The new lineup should be composed of a Realme 9, Realme 9i, Realme 9 Pro, and Realme 9 Pro+.
These devices are expected for January 2022. It’s interesting that, for the first time, we’re seeing a Pro+ variant proving that Realme is the latest brand to enter this trend. The 9 Pro+ should be the fancier smartphone of the gang and it had some of its camera details revealed on the Camera FV5 database.
We already know that the Realme 9 Pro+ has an RMX3393 model number. That is exactly the number associated which the smartphone that passed through Camera FV5. According to the listing, the Realme 9 Pro Plus will offer a 12.6 MP rear shooter with f/1.8 aperture, a 72.4 horizontal degree field of view, and a 57.6-degree vertical field of view. The primary rear shooter offers Electronic Image Stabilization, also known as EIS, and manual focus. The ISO range of the sensor sits between 100 to 6,400. Whereas, the exposure range sits between 1 and 10,000 to 32 sec as per the listing.
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Moving on to the front, the device will offer a 4.0 MP sensor with f/2.5 aperture, 67-degree horizontal field of view, 52.9-degree vertical field of view. This camera also has EIS and allows ISO in the 100 to 6400 range. The expose sits between 1/10,000 to 1/2s. Unfortunately, the listing does not bring any details regarding the auxiliary cameras of the mid-range handset.
Realme 9 Pro+ specifications
Unfortunately, the details for the Realme 9 Pro+ are still scarce at this point. However, we expect this device to be Realme’s answer to the POCO X3 Pro or the Redmi Note 11+. The device may come with a Snapdragon 8-series processor, likely the Snapdragon 870 SoC. Moreover, we expect an AMOLED display with up to a 120 Hz refresh rate. Last year, the company made the mistake of launching the Realme 8 Pro with just a 60 Hz refresh rate and we don’t think this mistake will happen again. We also expect a battery capacity between 4,500 to 5,000 mAh, likely with 65 W fast-charging support. The handset should run Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0 straight out of the box.
Worth noting that the Realme 9i should be launched earlier next year with Realme UI 2.0 in tow. The other three devices are tipped to come later in February or March 2022.