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Realme 9i launches with Snapdragon 680 and 90Hz screen

Realme 9i

Update (18 January, 2022)

The Realme 9i has been released in India few days after it was launched in Vietnam. The 4GB/64GB version is priced at INR 13,999, and the 6GB/128GB version at INR 15,999. Sales will begin on January 22nd on Flipkart, Realme website, and other select stores.

The Realme 9i unceremoniously launched in Vietnam as a budget smartphone, bringing with it a Snapdragon 680 6nm chipset that lacks 5G support. This mean the phone only supports 4G. The chipset is clocked at 2.4GHz, and paired with it Adreno 610 GPU for graphics.

The 6GB/128GB version of the smartphone is the one that is released in Vietnam, at least at the moment, which costs VND 6,490,000 (US$290). Fortunately, it comes with a microSD slot to further expand the storage and an additional 5GB virtual RAM can be added under the phone settings.

The Realme 9i display is 6.6-inch FHD+, and it uses LCD panel that refreshes at 90Hz. In addition, the display have 20:9 aspect ratio and 450 nits brightness. At the left corner side above the display is a tiny hole that housed a 16MP (f/2.1) camera for selfie.

There are triple cameras at the back—the leader is a 50MP (f/1.8) camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), followed by 2MP macro and 2MP depth cameras with f/2.4 aperture. These are supported with a LED flash for night capture.

At the side are volume keys and a power key that double up as a fingerprint sensor, while the bottom housed the speaker, a USB-C port, and a mic. At the top is another speaker that act a secondary speaker for stereo effects, and a secondary mic.

In terms of connectivity, the Realme 9i supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual band), Dual 4G VoLTE, GPS+GLONASS, and 3.5mm audio jack. It has a dedicated dual SIM slot in case you are wondering. The device have plastic back and frame, and is fuelled by a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging supports.

It measures 164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm and weigh 190 grams.

Realme 9i Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.6-inch Full HD+ (2412x1080) IPS LCD, 90Hz refresh rate (variable)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 6nm
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Camera(s): 16MP (front) / 50MP+2MP+2MP (rear)
  • OS: Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 33W fast charging

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