07 March 2022
UPDATE (January 18th, 2022):
Realme has now brought the Realme 9i budget phone to the Indian market. It will be available in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB configuration options priced at INR 13,999 and INR 15,999 respectively. The color options include Prism Blue and Prism Black with sales beginning January 25th.
Original (January 12th, 2022)
Realme has introduced a new budget mid-range smartphone Realme 9i in Vietnam. It is aimed at buyers who have a limited budget and want a phone packed with decent features. Some of the key highlights include a high refresh rate display, triple rear cameras, virtual RAM expansion, and long battery life.
The Realme 9i sports a 6.6-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display with punch-hole and 90Hz refresh rate. The choice of processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 and is paired with 6GB of RAM. It gives users the ability to extend RAM up to 11GB by utilizing up to 5GB of storage space as virtual RAM. There is 128GB UFS 2.2 onboard storage which is the only option you will get.
The phone has triple cameras on the back headlined by a 50-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture. It is accompanied by a 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera on the phone is a 16-megapixel sensor housed within the punch-hole.
There is a 5,000mAh battery to keep lights on and supports 33W fast charging. The phone will boot Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 out of the box. The Realme 9i is priced at VND 6,490,000 (about $290) for the sole 6GB/128GB model. It is available in Blue and Black color options.