Realme unveiled its budget smartphone, the Realme 9i, in India on Tuesday, with a starting price of Rs 13,999. The phone will go on sale early on January 25 on, Flipkart, and other channels. The Realme 9i is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 6nm processor and a first-in-class 33W Dart Charging technology. The Realme 9i 6GB/128GB variant costs Rs 15,999.

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“The Every Number series has introduced users to new and exciting innovations and specifications.” Staying true to our legacy of ‘Dare to Leap,’ we are thrilled to introduce the Realme 9i, our ultimate performer, sporting the first Snapdragon 680, 6nm processor.

It reflects Realme’s commitment to bringing segment-leading, cutting-edge technology to the youth and providing them with more options to realize their dreams,” said Madhav Sheth, CEO Realme India, VP Realme, and President, Realme International Business Group, in a statement.

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“We are confident that this new smartphone will achieve the same level of popularity as its predecessors, solidifying its appeal among millions of young users around the world.”

The Realme 9i is a low-cost smartphone that runs Realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11 OS. The device has a 6.6-inch full-HD+ screen with a 20.1:9 aspect ratio and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The screen has a touch sampling rate of 180Hz and is protected by a layer of Dragon Trail Pro glass. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, an Adreno 610 GPU, and 6GB of RAM.

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The Realme 9i also has 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot up to 1TB. There is dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C connectivity. The low-cost phone also has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The Realme 9i has a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP primary sensor, a 2MP portrait shooter, and another 2MP macro camera.