Realme is gearing up to introduce the Realme 9i in India. The device that arrived earlier this week in Vietnam as the first Realme 9-series smartphone is about to enter other markets, and according to a new teaser, it’s coming to India on January 18. We expect, the Realme 9, 9 Pro, and 9 Pro Plus to be unveiled in February or March, but meanwhile, the Realme 9i will be filling the gap in the budget segment. Today, Realme has confirmed that the 4G handsets are coming soon for one of its key Asian markets.
Realme 9i specifications
The Realme 9i is the first handset to pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC. To those unaware, this is one of the latest Qualcomm chipsets and possibly one of the last with only 4G connectivity. It’s built on the 6 nm architecture, has eight cores and an Adreno 619 GPU. The device comes with up to 6 GB of RAM, and the software adds at least 5 GB of virtual RAM to the handset.
The 9i flaunts a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a 16 MP camera at the front. As usual, the front-facing camera sits at the top-left aligned punch-hole cutout. The screen’s bezels are quite slim, which is always a plus when you have in mind that this is a budget smartphone and not a premium offering.
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The handset also has a triple-camera setup with a 50 MP main camera leading the way. There is also a 2 MP black and white sensor and a 2 MP sensor for 4 cm macro shots. The phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It comes with dedicated dual SIM and micro SD card slots. Moreover, it draws powers from a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 33 W fast-charging. It’s an upgrade from the 18 W in the predecessor. That’s a nice bump, especially when some flagships are still coming with just 25 W (We’re looking to you Samsung).
Worth noting that the device arrives in two memory options – 4 GB / 64 GB and 6 GB / 128 GB. It’s unclear whether the company will bring them both to India. The company will keep bringing more teasers in the next few days. However, there won’t be many surprises in terms of specifications. The specs are already there, for now, Indian customers will be only looking to see how much it will cost.