Realme will launch a new 5G smartphone in India on August 18. The company will expand its Realme 9 series lineup in India with the launch of the 9i 5G. Interestingly, the company has already revealed the 4G variant of the Realme 9i earlier this year. Now, it is back with the 5G variant of the device. The company has teased some key details about the 9i 5G ahead of its launch in India. The Realme 5G smartphone will feature an all-new laser light design. It will also feature a MediaTek processor under the hood.
The 9i 5G will have some competition from the likes of the Poco M4 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 11T 5G, Moto G52, etc. Ahead of the official launch, here’s a quick look at the Realme 9i 5G specifications, features and everything else we know so far.
Realme 9i 5G: Launch Date, Event Time, Where to Watch It Live
Realme 9i 5G will launch in India on August 18. The event is scheduled to be hosted virtually at 11.30 am IST. Interested viewers can watch the Realme 9i 5G India launch event on the company’s official YouTube channel and social media platforms.
Realme 9i 5G: Expected Price in India
The Realme 9i 5G is expected to launch in India with multiple storage options. The phone’s base model could offer 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This variant is expected to be priced under Rs 15,000. The device is also likely to launch with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which could be priced at around Rs 16,000. The official pricing details will be announced at the event on August 18.
Realme 9i 5G: Expected Sale Date
Realme has confirmed that the 9i 5G will be available for purchase via Flipkart. The phone could go on sale within a week of its launch in India. Therefore, we can expect the device to be available for purchase via Flipkart, Realme India online store and retail stores on or before August 25.
Realme 9i 5G: Expected Specifications and Features
Realme aims at offering an all-round experience with the 9i 5G at an affordable price. The phone will offer a new design and also pack a segment-popular MediaTek chipset. Realme has also confirmed that the phone will sport a triple-camera setup on the back and offer a high refresh rate display.
MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC
Realme has confirmed that the device will draw power from a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. The 6nm SoC is claimed to offer an AnTuTu score of over 3,50,000. We have seen the chipset in multiple smartphones, such as the Poco M4 Pro 5G, Realme 8s 5G, Infinix Note 12 5G, Realme 9 5G, Redmi Note 11T 5G, etc.
The Realme 9i 5G is also confirmed to sport a 90Hz refresh rate display. The screen size has not been officially revealed but reports claim that the 9i 5G will offer a 6.6-inch IPS LCD with a Full HD+ resolution. The event microsite further reveals that the phone has a water-drop notch at the top of the display for the front camera.
Realme has also revealed that the 9i 5G will sport a triple-camera setup on the back. The three cutouts on the back panel will feature a 50MP main camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
Other Specifications and Features
Some other details of the phone have been confirmed or leaked in the past. The Realme 9i 5G will pack a 5000 mAh battery. It will also come with a polycarbonate back. One of the colours teased has a golden shade with a shimmery texture on top. The phone will also launch in a black colour option. The company has confirmed that the 9i 5G will be 8.1mm thick. The phone has a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It will also run Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 out of the box.