Realme 9i India launch today: launch event time, how to watch livestream, price, specs

Realme 9i price in India and availability details will be revealed today during the launch event. Check out the launch event time and how you can watch livestream online.

Highlights
  • Realme 9i is set to launch today in India at 12:30 PM IST.
  • Realme 9i specs include a 90Hz display, Snapdragon 680 SoC, 50MP primary camera, and 33W fast charging.
  • It is expected to be priced at around Rs 15,000 in India.

Realme is set to announce the first smartphone in its next numbered series in India – the Realme 9i. The smartphone was first launched in Vietnam earlier this month, and now it’s coming to India. According to the teasers, the Indian variant of Realme 9i will be the same as the one launched in Vietnam, featuring the same design and specifications. The Realme 9i comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD 90Hz display, Snapdragon 680 chipset, and a 50MP main camera. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Realme 9i – from its launch event time in India to expected price and more.

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Realme 9i launch event: time, how to watch online

The Realme 9i is set to launch today, i.e. January 18th, at 12:30 PM IST. The company will be live streaming the launch event on its official YouTube channel starting at 12:30 PM IST. Here’s the event link.

Realme 9i price in India (expected)

There’s no official word from Realme about the pricing as of now, but it is rumoured to be priced somewhere around Rs 15,000. As per Yogesh Brar, the Realme 9i will be available in multiple storage variants, and the base storage variant is expected to be priced at Rs 14,999. In Vietnam, the Realme 9i price is VND 6,290,000 (around Rs 20,500).

Realme 9i specifications

Realme 9i

Realme 9i features a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio, 480nits brightness, and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The smartphone is powered by the 6nm Snapdragon 680 chipset paired with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. The 9i boasts a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. The smartphone runs Android 11 based Realme UI 2.0 custom skin out of the box.

The smartphone comes with a triple rear camera setup comprising a 50MP primary lens with PDAF and f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP tertiary lens with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has a 16MP sensor for selfies. Connectivity options would be 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication purposes.

Key Specs

Realme 9i
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 | 4 GBProcessor
6.6 inches Display
50 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Realme 9i Price
Rs. 12,951
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Rs. 13,599
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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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Battery
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Pros

  • Decent daylight photography
  • Good battery life
  • Acceptable performance
  • Stereo speakers sound good

Cons

  • Could use 120Hz refresh rate
  • GPU-intensive games not optimised
  • Poor macro and depth sensors
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