It was only recently that Realme took covers off the Realme X3 SuperZoom for the Chinese market. At the same event, the company also announced a new budget handset called the Realme 6s. As you might have guessed, this new smartphone is part of the company’s Realme 6 series that until recently consisted of the Realme 6, the Realme 6 Pro, and the Realme 6i. The Realme 6i is near identical to the standard Realme 6 model, with the only difference being the lower resolution camera sensor on the 6s (48MP instead of 64MP). The Realme 6s also seems to be headed for the European markets where it is expected to be priced at around the EUR 199 mark.
The Realme 6s gets the same MediaTek Helio G90T SoC that is also found doing duty on the Realme 6. This is a budget SoC that is based in a 12nm manufacturing process and houses an octa-core processor with 2 x Arm Cortex-A76 cores and 6 x Arm Cortex-A55 cores. The phone comes in a single variant as of now with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The device gets a microSD slot for memory expansion. Powering the phone is a 4,300mAh battery that also supports 30W fast charging using the supplied charger. The device also gets a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well.
The Realme 6s gets the large 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels) and 90Hz refresh rate in a 20:9 aspect ratio. The panel claims 405 PPI density and also gets Gorilla Glass 3. The typical brightness value is 480 nits. The panel also boasts of 120Hz touch sampling rate. At launch, the phone runs the latest version of Realme UI based on Android 10.
The camera setup on the phone includes a quad-camera setup at the rear and a single front-facing camera housed within a ‘punch-hole’ The primary camera at the rear uses a 48MP sensor (instead of the 64MP sensor on the Realme 6) while the other three camera sensors remain the same (8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor). At the front, the phone gets a 16MP camera for selfies and video calling.
Realme 6s pricing, availability
As mentioned earlier, the Realme 6s appears to be heading towards Europe, where it will be sold in the single 4GB + 64GB variant. This phone has a suggested price of €199 starting June 2, 2020. It is unlikely that this phone would officially make it to India.