Realme 9i set to launch in India on January 18th, price tipped to be under Rs 15,000

Realme 9i specs include Snapdragon 680 processor, 90Hz refresh rate display, and a 50MP triple rear camera.

Highlights
  • Realme 9i will launch in India on January 18th, 2022.
  • The device will be powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor and will feature a 5,000mAh battery.
  • The Realme 9i is expected to be priced at around Rs 15,000 in India.

After being launched in Vietnam, the Realme 9i launch date in India has finally been revealed by the company. The brand has announced that its first device in the Realme 9 series will be unveiled on January 18th in the country and it will be the first Snapdragon 680 smartphone in the segment. Furthermore, the promotional poster for the Realme 9i showcases its design and, in all likelihood, the Indian variant of the Realme 9i will look the same as the one launched in Vietnam a little while ago.

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Realme 9i India launch date revealed

Realme 9i Indian launch

As seen in the promotional poster above, Realme will unveil its Realme 9i in India on January 18th, 2022 at 12:30 pm. The Blue color variant of the device has been showcased in the poster, but we can expect the device to come in more color variants as well. As far as pricing goes, the brand has not said anything about the Realme 9i price in India so far, but previous leaks suggest that it could be priced somewhere around Rs 14,499 in the country.

Realme 9i specifications

Coming to the specifications of the device, the Realme 9i features a 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the Realme 9i comes equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor, which is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard memory. The device runs Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 out of the box.

Coming to the battery life, the Realme 9i has a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support over a USB Type-C charging port.

For photography, the Realme 9i features a triple rear camera setup – a 50MP main camera and a couple of 2MP sensors. At the front, the device has a 16MP selfie shooter. The device is 8.4mm thick and weighs 190 grams.

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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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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