Realme launched a new budget smartphone earlier this month in Vietnam. The company launched the Realme 9i, which is its first smartphone under the number series this year. Realme has teased the launch of its new budget smartphone in India. The company is yet to confirm the official launch date. A new leak by tipster Yogesh reveals the Realme 9i India launch date and pricing details.
The tipster claims that Realme will launch the phone on January 18. The device will arrive in India a few days after its Vietnam launch. Tipster Yogesh also claims that the phone will be priced slightly higher compared to the predecessor model, Realme 8i. Let’s take a look at the Realme 9i price in India, specifications and other details ahead of the launch.
Realme 9i price in India
Realme is expected to launch multiple variants of the 9i in India. According to tipster Yogesh, the phone’s base variant will be priced at Rs 14,499. It will be slightly higher compared to Realme 8i’s launch price of Rs 13,999.
For the price, users can expect 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device could also come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Considering that this variant too will get a Rs 500 hike over its predecessor, it could be priced at Rs 16,499 in India. Realme has not confirmed the pricing details yet. Therefore, it is advised to take the leaked pricing with a pinch of salt.
Specifications and features
The phone features a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. There is a hole-punch cutout at the top left corner for the front camera. The display has a peak brightness of 480 nits and a 90Hz refresh rate as well.
Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC, which supports 4G VoLTE. The SoC could come with 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.
On the back, there is a triple-camera setup. The phone has a 50MP main camera sensor and two 2MP sensors. One of the 2MP sensors shoots macro images, while the other is used for depth sensing. For selfies, the phone has a 16MP front camera.
There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and AI Face Unlock support. The phone runs Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 out of the box. It is 8.4mm thick and weighs about 190 grams.
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