The Realme 9i 5G smartphone’s India launch timeline has been revealed. The handset’s colors and storage options have been tipped as well. Realme will be on a launch spree this year. The brand reportedly plans to launch multiple devices in the country. It will reportedly launch the GT Neo 3T and Pad X in Q1 2022. In the meantime, industry insiders have shed light on the Realme 9i 5G India launch timeline. According to industry insiders, the Realme 9i 5G India launch will take place in June 2022.
However, this information doesn’t coincide with Realme CEO Madhav Sheth’s statement. Sheth previously confirmed that Realme 9i 5G will not see the light of the day in India. So, the Realme 9 and Realme 9 Pro will be the only 5G-ready models. Notably, leading brands are sparing no effort to cash in on the rollout of 5G in India. Realme is no exception. For an early bird advantage, Realme could launch the Realme 9i 5G. Also, this will enable the company to further expand its 9-series portfolio.
Realme 9i 5G India Launch Timeline
Industry insiders have confirmed to 91mobiles that Realme 9i 5G will launch in June 2022. Further, the phone will be available in three colors. These include Black, Golden, and Blue. Moreover, you will be able to choose between three storage options. You can go for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage model. Likewise, you can choose the 4GB RAM+128GB storage variant. Lastly, the highest-end model ships with 6GB of RAM. It comes with hearty onboard storage of 128GB.
Realme dominates the mid-range smartphone market in China. Now, it wants to garner the same popularity among Indian consumers. The upcoming 9i 5G will sit about the existing 9i 4G model in India. To recap, the Realme 9i went on sale in India back in January. The 5G-ready model will help Realme tighten its grip in India’s entry-level 5G segment. Moreover, it will compete with similar offerings from Poco, Motorola, and Samsung. Now, the Realme 9i 5G will reportedly boast decent specs.
Expected Specs, Features & Price
For instance, it will sport a 6.6-inch LCD panel with Full-HD+ resolution. Also, it could support a 90Hz refresh and a 20:9 aspect ratio. According to a report by NewsBytes, the phone will have a punch-hole cut out for the selfie camera. Moreover, the phone will feature slim bezels. On the downside, it will come in a plastic body. For optics, the 9i 5G could house three rear-mounted cameras. This triple rear camera setup will feature a 50MP primary lens. Also, it will have a 2MP macro lens. There will be a 2MP depth sensor on the back as well.
Upfront, the Realme 9i 5G could sport a 16MP selfie camera. Under the hood, it will probably pack a Snapdragon 695 chipset. Further, this processor will pair up with up to 6GB of RAM. The phone could come with up to 128GB of internal storage. It is likely to run Android 12 OS with Realme UI 3.0 on top. Also, it will reportedly get a 5,000mAh battery unit. This cell could support 33W fast charging. There will be a 3.5mm headphone jack on the handset. Moreover, it will come with a Type-C port for charging.
The Realme 9i 5G price in India could start at INR 15,000. For this price, you will get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Notably, this will be the base model.