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Announcement. Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro + - middle class with at least one serious camera for two (+ prices and reviews)

Realme, as planned,announced today the Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+ smartphones. The devices are very similar in appearance and close to each other in cost. But at the same time they are very different internally.


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Everything is logical. Realme 9 Pro+ is more expensive and cooler. And, apparently, it has a very serious camera. But first things first.


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Let's start, as always, with the iron filling.The Realme 9 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset, so the smartphone will score around 400 thousand points in AnTuTu. MediaTek Dimensity 920 was installed in Realme 9 Pro +. On average, smartphones with this chip score about 450 thousand points. But, apparently, Realme managed to shake up this chip quite well. I'll look through the reviews published at the time of the announcement out of the corner of my eye. There, everyone got around half a million parrots.

Memory. Realme 9 Pro will be sold in Russia in only one single 8 + 128 GB configuration. Realme 9 Pro + will have two varieties, 6 + 128 and 8 + 256 GB.

Screens. Realme 9 Pro has an IPS-matrix 6.6 ″ with a quite standard resolution of 1080 × 2412 (400 ppi) and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Realme 9 Pro + has an AMOLED screen, but a little smaller, 6.4″. And the refresh rate is lower, only up to 90 Hz. The resolution is about the same, 1080×2400 (411 ppi).

Batteries are about the same, 5000 and 4500 mAh, respectively. Well, in terms of charging speed, the younger brother loses to the older one by about half. 33W vs 60W.

Cameras. The fronts are the same. 16 MP resolution, Sony IMX471 sensor. There are three rear cameras. The junior modules, apparently, are also identical. 8 + 2 MP, wide-angle and macro.

But the main cameras are different. And very different.

The older Realme 9 Pro + smartphone was installedtop sensor Sony IMX766 (matrix 1/1.56″), and even with optical stabilization. This sensor, in particular, is used in smartphones such as Xiaomi 12 and OnePlus 9 Pro. Some sources also claim that it is used in the Huawei P50 Pro (maybe not in all varieties).

Realme 9 Pro has a resolution sensormore, but faster. 64 MP, but the matrix is ​​only 1/2″. The sensor model is not named. But it looks like it's OmniVision OV64B, which is used all the time in inexpensive smartphones - Realme 8 4G, Tecno Camon 17P, etc. Also, the Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor is more or less suitable in terms of parameters. I do not know of other sensors with similar characteristics. Is that something completely fresh and science really unknown.

Other. There are NFC modules.There is, of course, support for 5G networks, Type-C, gyroscopes. The fifth Wi-Fi is in the younger model, the sixth in the older one. Fingerprint scanners are located in different ways. In Realme 9 Pro, it is combined with the power button, in a plus-smartphone it was hidden under the screen and even combined with a heart rate sensor.

A curious feature of both smartphones (but only those in blue coloring) is the photochromic design. Under the influence of sunlight, the body changes color.

Well, about prices.

The official prices for Russia are as follows.Realme 9 Pro will cost ₽27,990 ($367) for the 8+128GB version. Realme 9 Pro+ is slightly more expensive, ₽30,990 ($407) and ₽34,990 ($459) for the 6+128 and 8+256GB versions, respectively. Please note that these prices will begin to operate only from February 22. Smartphone pages have already appeared in many online stores, but so far the prices there are significantly higher.

On AliExpress in the official store for Realme 9Pro want $270 (₽20800) (sales start February 21). There are also pages for an older smartphone in the store, but there is no information about delicious sale prices for them.

Smartphones have already fallen into the hands of reviewers. I hide a few reviews under the cat. Full collections, as usual, are available on our website on the pages of devices (one, two).

First reviews of Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+

  • DroidNews: Realme 9 Pro test drive
  • GSMArena: Realme 9 Pro review
  • Realme 9 Pro+ Smartphone Review: Getting Started
  • Mobile-review.com: Realme 9 Pro+ (RMX3393) mid-range smartphone review
  • Ferra: The same smartphone that you can switch to from an expensive Samsung or iPhone and not suffer
  • 91mobiles: Realme 9 Pro+ review: a well-honed camera champion
  • NDTV Gadgets: Realme 9 Pro+ Review: Excellent Value for Money
  • TechRadar: Realme 9 Pro Plus review
  • Laptop Mag: Realme 9 Pro+ 5G review: Color me impressed
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Key Features of Realme 9 Pro

ScreenS-IPS, 6.6 ″, 1080 × 2412, 400 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor polling rate 240 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 695
2.2 GHz, 2 x Kryo 660 (Cortex-A78), 6 x Kryo 660 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 619
MemoryRAM 6-8 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, hybrid slot, LPDDR4X, UFS 2.2
Mobile Internet5G
LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile networks 5G Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,66,77,78
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,13,17-20,26,28,38-41,66
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, fast charge 33.00 W
Dimensions164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm
Weight 195 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 64 MP, f/1.79, 79°, 1/2.00″, 0.70μm, 25.18mm

- 8 MP, wide-angle, f/2.2, 120°, 1/4.00″, 1.12μm, 15.62mm

— 2 MP, macro, f/2.4, 89°, 1/5.00″, 1.75μm, 21.88mm, 4cm
front camera: 16 MP, f/2.05, 79°, 1/3.00″, 1.00μm, Sony IMX471, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 12, realme UI 3.0
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (on the side), NFC
USBType-C v2.0

Key Features of Realme 9 Pro+

ScreenSuper AMOLED, 6.4″, 1080 × 2400, 411 ppi, 90 Hz, capacitive multi-touch
IronMediaTek Dimensity 920
2.5 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A78, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G68 MC4
MemoryRAM 6-8 GB, ROM 128-256 GB, Micro-SD, hybrid slot, LPDDR4X, UFS 2.2
Mobile Internet5G
LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile networks 5G Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,66,77,78
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,13,17-20,26,28,38-41,66
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Rechargeable Li-Pol, 4500 mAh, fast charging 60.00 W
Dimensions160.2 x 73.3 x 7.99 mm
Weight 182 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 50 MP, f/1.8, 84°, 1/1.56″, 1.00μm, Sony IMX766, OIS

- 8 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 119 °, 1 / 4.00 ″, 1.12μm

— 2 MP, macro, f/2.4, 89°, 1/5.00″, 1.75μm, 4cm
front camera: 16 MP, f/2.4, 78°, 1/3.00″, 1.00μm, Sony IMX471, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 12, realme UI 3.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (screen), NFC
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov