Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 SE 5G launching in India on March 10th; key specifications revealed officially

Highlights
  • Realme 9 5G series launches in India on March 10th.
  • The series will feature 144Hz refresh rate display and 48MP primary cameras.
  • Realme will also announce its Realme C35 budget smartphone as well as smartwatch and earbuds at the event.

The Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 SE 5G will be launching in India next week, the brand has announced officially. A microsite of the Realme 9 5G series is now live, giving us a look at the upcoming smartphones’ design as well as a few hardware specifications. This comes after Realme 9 5G leaked online several times, revealing bits of the spec sheet and design. We recently spotted the 4G variant of the Realme 9 and exclusively revealed the 144Hz refresh rate of the upcoming 5G model. The launch will bring the total number of smartphones in the brand’s 9-series to five as the Realme 9 Pro9 Pro+, and 9i have already been released in India.

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Let’s take a look at what the 9 5G and 9 SE 5G have in store for us.

Realme 9 5G series launch in India confirmed

Realme 9 5G series

The official microsite confirms that the Realme 9 5G and Realme 9 SE 5G will launch in India on March 10th at 12:30pm IST. Realme will also launch the C35 budget smartphone at the same event. There is no word about the prices of the handsets yet, obviously.

Realme 9 5G series specifications (confirmed and expected)

Realme 9 5G specifications (confirmed)

  • 144Hz adaptive refresh rate
  • MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor
  • 48MP triple rear cameras
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • USB Type-C port

Realme 9 5G series

The microsite mentions the Realme 9 5G series will feature a 144Hz refresh rate display and 48MP primary camera. However, a closer look shows the 144Hz screen will be limited to the 9 SE only, so the vanilla 9 5G may have a slower display refresh rate.

The page also shows the Realme 9 5G will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, whereas the SE model will pack the more powerful 6nm Snapdragon 778 chipset inside. Dual-SIM 5G support, 48MP quad rear cameras, 8.5mm thick body, and side-mounted fingerprint sensor can be deduced from the official images as well.

Realme 9 5G series

According to recent reports, the Realme 9 5G comes in four colour options: Stargaze White, Supersonic Blue, Supersonic Black, and Meteor Black. The handset will be available in 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options. The 48MP primary camera of the Realme 9 5G is said to be paired with a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP macro camera. It will reportedly be paired with a 16MP camera for selfies and video calls on the front and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.

Key Specs

Realme 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 | 6 GBProcessor
6.4 inches Display
108 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Realme 9 Price
Rs. 17,990
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Best Competitors

Realme 9 Pro Rs. 17,999
84%
Realme 8 Rs. 14,541
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Realme 9i Rs. 13,099
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Clean design
  • Colour accurate display
  • Good daylight photography
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • UI stutters sometimes
  • Performance could be better
  • Could use stereo speakers
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