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Realme 9 brings 108 megapixel digital camera to the sub-$300 market

Realme simply introduced three new gadgets this Thursday: two new mid-range smartphones from its numbered sequence and a compact pill. The spotlight is the Realme 9 5G telephone, with a latest-generation Qualcomm processor and 120 Hz show for lower than € 260 (approx. $275).


  • Realme introduced two telephones and a pill.
  • Realme 9 and 9 5G supply completely totally different specs for the sub-$300 market.
  • Realme Pad Mini is an reasonably priced 8.7-inch pill with elective 4G.

Regardless of sharing the identical household and title, the Realme 9 and 9 5G fashions are fully totally different from each other. JJ Kwan, International Product Advertising Lead for Realme defined that the corporate tries to steadiness the worth and price of every element whereas attempting to match the vary’s objective of providing a “flagship digital camera with a premium design”.

The result’s, regardless of having a extra fashionable processor, together with 5G assist, the Realme 9 5G went by means of some sacrifices to succeed in its worth level.

Realme 9 infographic
The now compulsory Realme 9 infographic / © Realme

Realme 9

For many who do not want/need the newest Gs, the Realme 9 gives a compelling package deal for below $300. The mid-ranger is powered by the Snapdragon 680 processor paired with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and packs a 6.4-inch Tremendous AMOLED show with 90 Hz refresh charge and a FullHD+ decision.

Within the digital camera division, Realme has been investing in 108 MP sensors for a while now. So the 2022 lineup brings the high-resolution digital camera to the non-Professional version, by which it shares the photographic module with an 8 MP ultra-wide digital camera and a 2 MP macro lens. We’ve got seen fairly good outcomes from Realme’s primary cameras, however do not come anticipating nice footage from the opposite lenses.

One other sturdy level from Realme is the charging speeds, and the Realme 9 would not disappoint. Regardless of not providing class-leading energy ranges for recharging, the Realme 9 is suitable with the 33-watt Dart Charger, and the adapter is included within the field, whereas the identical can’t be stated about latest Samsung mid-rangers.

Realme 9 5G

Realme 9 5G colors
Realme 9 5G colours: Stargaze White and Meteor Black / © Realme

When you anticipated to see the Realme 9 5G mannequin providing related specs to the 4G, neglect about that. The variations start on the display screen, with the 5G mannequin utilizing a much bigger 6.6-inch LCD show with FullHD+ decision, however a 120 Hz refresh charge. The larger dimensions and weight are usually not accompanied by a rise within the battery, which gives the identical 5000 mAh discovered within the 4G mannequin. Charging, then again, was sacrificed slightly, with solely 18 W wired charging.

Even reminiscence choices bought minimize within the transition to 5G, with the Realme 9 5G providing solely 4 GB of RAM and storage choices with 64 GB and 128 GB, the latter unique to Germany in Europe. Lastly, the digital camera module additionally went on a food regimen, providing a 50 MP primary digital camera and a pair of two megapixels sensors: the acquainted macro and depth duo.

Realme 9 5G infographic
Realme 9 5G specification infographic / © Realme

And do not mistake the worldwide Realme 9 5G mannequin with the one launched in India with the identical title. That telephone can also be completely totally different, with a smaller display screen, decrease refresh charge, a MediaTek SoC, decrease decision primary digital camera, and even a distinct working system model.

 Realme new releases

Realme 9

Realme 9 5G

Realme Pad Mini

Realme 9
Realme 9 5G
Realme Pad Mini
Show6.4-inch Tremendous AMOLED
FullHD+ 1080 x 2400
90 Hz refresh charge
360 Hz contact sampling
6.6-inch LCD
Full HD+ 1080 x 2412
120 Hz refresh charge
8.7-inch LCD
HD+ 800 x 1340
60 Hz refresh charge
ProcessorSnapdragon 680Snapdragon 695Unisoc T616
Reminiscence6/8 GB RAM
128 GB ROM UFS 2.2
As much as 256 GB microSD
64/128 GB ROM
As much as 256 GB microSD
3/4 GB RAM
32/64 GB ROM
As much as 1 TB microSD
Rear digital cameraPrimary: 108 MP | f/1.75 | 84° FoV
Extremely-wide: 8 MP | f/2.2 | 120° FoV
Macro: 2MP | F/2.4 | 88.8° FoV
Primary: 50 MP
Macro: 2 MP
Mono: 2MP
8 MP
Entrance digital camera16 MP | F/2.45 | 78° FoV16 MP5 MP
Battery5000 mAh
33W wired charging
5000 mAh
18W wired charging
6400 mAh
18W wired charging
ConnectivityLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Sort-C, GPSLTE, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Sort-C, NFC, GPS4G (elective), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Sort-C
Dimensions and weight160.2 x 73.3 x 7.99 mm
178 g
164,3 x 75,6 x 8,5 mm
191  g
211,8 x 124,5 x 7,6 mm
368g (Wi-Fi) | 372 g (4G)
Working systemAndroid 12Android 12Android 11
  • 6 + 128 GB: €279.99
  • 8 + 128 GB: €299.99
  • 4 + 64 GB: €259.99
  • 4 + 128 GB: €279.99 (Germany unique)
  • 3+32 GB: €179.99
  • 4+64 GB: €199.99
  • 4G 4+64 GB: €229.99
Not bought within the US

A compact pill to spherical up

Apart from the 2 mid-range telephones, Realme additionally introduced its Pad Mini. A fundamental compact pill with an 8.7-inch LCD HD+ display screen powered by the Unisoc T616 processor. The Pad Mini seems like a reliable low-cost media consumption machine, with small bezels, stereo audio system, and a 6400 mAh battery for as much as 15 hours of video playback or 8 hours of gaming, based on the model.

The Realme Pad Mini additionally gives an 8-megapixel digital camera and as much as 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. And for individuals who want to remain linked in all places, the pill can also be out there with 4G connectivity for an additional €30 (approx. $32).

Realme Pad mini
The Realme Pad Mini design and aluminum construct make it seem like a mini iPad Professional / © Realme

For our readers within the US, sadly, Realme nonetheless would not promote its smartphones and tablets within the nation. In Europe, although, the gadgets ought to be out there quickly in Realme’s on-line retailer and chosen retailers.

What did you concentrate on Realme’s new smartphones? Do you suppose the corporate did the precise decisions in balancing worth and options? Share your opinions within the feedback under!



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