Realme 9 5G, Realme 9 5G SE with up to 144Hz display, 48MP triple cameras, 30W charging launched in India: price, specifications

Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 5G SE will go on sale through Flipkart.

Highlights
  • Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 5G SE India prices start from 14,999.
  • Realme 9 5G SE aka Speed Edition comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 144Hz refresh rate, and 30W fast charging support
  • Realme 9 5G comes with MediaTek Dimensioty 810 chipset and 90Hz display

Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 5G SE have been launched in India, just under a month after the Realme 9 Pro lineup was unveiled in the country. The new devices are cheaper alternatives to the top-end Realme 9 Pro+. The Realme 9 5G SE aka Speed Edition comes with the premium Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 144Hz refresh rate and 30W fast charging support. It appears the company is promoting the handset as a gaming option on a budget. Meanwhile, the standard Realme 9 5G comes with MediaTek Dimensioty 810 chipset that enables 5G connectivity. Both phones have a punch-hole camera, a rectangular rear camera module, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

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Realme 9 5G, Realme 9 5G SE price in India, sale date

ModelVariantPrice
Realme 94GB/64GBRs 14,999
6GB/128GBRs 17,499
Realme 9 5G SE6GB/128GBRs 19,999
8GB/128GBRs 22,999


Realme 9 5G price in India is Rs 14,999 for 4GB + 64GB model and Rs 17,499 for the 6GB + 128GB variant. It comes in Meteor Black and Stargaze White colour options. The company is offering a Rs 1,500 instant discount through ICICI and SBI credit cards and credit card EMI transactions.

Realme 9 5G SE price in India is Rs 19,999 for 6GB + 128GB model and Rs 22,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant. It comes in Starry Glow and Azure Glow colour options. Buyers can avail of an instant discount of Rs 2,000 on ICICI Bank and SBI Bank Credit card and credit card EMI transactions.

The latest Realme 9 5G series will go on sale through Flipkart, realme.com, and retail stores. The first sale for both the Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 5G SE is March 14th at 12 pm. 

Realme 9 5G SE specifications

Realme 9 5G SE specs

  • 6.6-inch FHD+ display, 144Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB storage
  • Android 11 based Realme UI 2.0
  • 48MP triple cameras
  • 16MP selfie snapper
  • 5,000mAh battery, 30W fast charging

Realme 9 5G SE has a large 6.6-inch FHD+ display with 2412×1080 pixels resolution, up to 144Hz refresh rate, a punch-hole cutout, 180Hz sampling rate, 90.8 percent screen to body ratio, and 600nits peak brightness. The handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset paired with Adreno 642L for graphics. It packs up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. The phone supports up to 5GB of virtual RAM for better multitasking.

Realme 9 5G SE

The Speed Edition phone runs on Android 11 based Realme UI 2.0 custom skin out of the box and has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 30W Dart fast charging support. The phone measures 164.4 X 75.8 X 8.5.mm and weighs 199 grams.

Moving to optics, the Realme 9 5G Speed Edition features triple cameras on the back, with a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 6P lens, a monochrome portrait lens and a macro sensor. There is a 16MP snapper on the fro selfies and video chats.

Realme 9 5G specifications

Realme 9 5G specs

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ display, 90Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset
  • Up to 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB storage
  • Android 11 based Realme UI 2.0
  • 48MP triple cameras
  • 16MP selfie snapper
  • 5,000mAh battery, 18W fast charging

The Realme 9 5G is equipped with twinkling star effects that have been used in Coca-Cola Starlight. The textured design is inspired by the changing sand dunes. Realme says to achieve the dynamic desert ripple effect, it has independently developed the industry’s first “ripple holographic gradient coating process” and used its “super coating process”.

As for the specs, the Realme 9 5G sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 2400×1080 pixels resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, a punch-hole cutout, 180Hz sampling rate, 90.5 percent screen to body ratio, and 600nits peak brightness. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset coupled with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU for graphics. The phone has up to 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. It gets up to 5GB virtual RAM for better multitasking.

Realme 9 5G

The handset has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The phone measures 162.5 X 74.8 X 8.5.mm and weighs 188 grams. It runs on Android 11 based Realme UI 2.0 custom skin out of the box.

Moving to optics, the Realme 9 5G has triple cameras on the back, with a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 6P lens, a monochrome portrait lens and a macro sensor. Rear camera features include Nightscape, 48M Mode, Pro mode, Panorama, Portrait, Time-lapse, Slow Motion, Super Text, and Super Macro. There is a 16MP snapper on the fro selfies and video chats.

Key Specs

Realme 9 5G SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G | 6 GBProcessor
6.6 inches Display
48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Realme 9 5G SE Price
Rs. 19,999
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Rs. 20,099
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
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Display
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Software
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Camera
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Performance
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Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • Super smooth 144Hz panel
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • Low light photography is not up to the mark
  • Macro and depth sensors serve little purpose
  • Lacks stereo speakers
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