Taki announcement. Realme 9i - inexpensive midrange (+ AliExpress price)

The characteristics of the Realme 9i smartphone have long beenare openly secret. But the official announcement happened just now. And even then, it seems, not everywhere. But in Vietnam it definitely happened. Plus, the page of the device appeared in the official Realme store on AliExpress. In short, it's time to get to know each other.

In fact, the Realme 9i is very similar tojust announced smartphones Vivo Y21t India and Vivo Y33T. There are many small differences, Realme and Vivo are not twins. But it is obvious that they are all made on the basis of the same common "chassis". Chip, screen, battery, cameras ...

Chipset - Qualcomm Snapdragon 680.Quite low power and without support for 5G networks. So far, in my collection, I still have only one of it froze in AnTuTu. 216850 points. I do not exclude that on average there may be a little more, but in any case no more than three hundred thousand points. Rather, somewhere under two hundred and fifty. This is very little by modern standards. Even the average level is difficult to pull.

Memory.In Vietnam, the 6 + 128 GB variant will go on sale. AliExpress speaks of two other varieties - 4 + 64 GB and 4 + 128 GB. Whether there will be international versions with a more solid amount of RAM is not yet clear. Support for memory cards, of course, is.

The screen is solid. Diagonal 6.6 ″, resolution 1080 × 2412 (400 ppi). The refresh rate is up to 90 Hz.

The battery is in perfect order. The capacity is large, 5000 mAh. There is fast charging - 33 W.

Cameras are unlikely to please much.There is not even a wide-angle module. The front camera has a resolution of 16 MP. From the rear is the classic budget trio 50 + 2 + 2 MP - the main camera, macro camera, depth sensor.

NFC module.Apparently, the Vietnamese version of the smartphone does not have it. On Ali, he is mentioned, but only in small print - among the main features of the device. If you are going to buy - it is better to first check this question with the seller.

Wi-Fi dual band. Type-C and standard audio output are available. The fingerprint scanner is in the classic right place, i.e. combined with the power button.

About money.

In Vietnam, Realme 9i will cost quite a lot, 6,290,000 VND (₽20,600, $ 277) - but for the version with quite a solid amount of memory, 6 + 128 GB.

Prices for "early birds" on AliExpress are nicer,but also less memory. $ 149.9 (₽11,500) and $ 169.9 (₽13,000) for variants 4 + 64 and 4 + 128 GB, respectively. The start of sales is scheduled for January 18th. If you are interested, perhaps it makes sense to put the device in the basket in advance. (“Regular” prices promise $ 199.9 (₽15300) and $ 229.9 (₽17600) respectively).

Key Features of Realme 9i:

Screen S-IPS, 6.6 ″, 1080 × 2412, 400 ppi, 90 Hz, sensor polling rate 180 Hz, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 680
2.4 GHz, 4 x Kryo 265 (Cortex-A73), 4 x Kryo 265 (Cortex-A53), Adreno 610
Memory RAM 4-6 GB, ROM 64-128 GB, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, LPDDR4X, UFS 2.2
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, fast charge 33.00 W
Dimensions164.4 x 75.7 x 8.4 mm
Weight 190 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 50 MP, f / 1.8, 1 / 2.76 ″, 0.64μm

- 2 MP, macro, f / 2.4, 4 cm

- 2 MP, depth sensor, f / 2.4
front camera: 16 MP, f / 2.1, 1 / 3.00 ″, 1.00μm, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 11, realme UI 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Zoom, Light, Fingerprint (side), NFC
USBType-C v2.0

George Kiselyov