Realme 9 (4G)
108MP Samsung HM6
The focus of the realme 9 is on the camera quality. It is the first available smartphone that uses the new 108 MP Samsung HM6 image sensor. The light capture has been compared to the Samsung HM2 sensor of last year's realme 8 Pro (to the test) increased by 126 percent, even though the sensor size was reduced to 1/1,67". This is made possible by the Nonapixel RGB Bayer Pattern, which combines 3 x 3 pixels and thus ensures clear and color-accurate recordings even in poor lighting conditions.
In addition, the realme 9 offers an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera with a 119,9° wide angle, a 2 MP macro camera and a 16 MP front camera.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
For the mobile platform, realme has opted for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680. The chip is manufactured using the efficient 6nm process, so that in combination with the 5000 mAh battery, runtimes of up to 2 days can be achieved. A 33W fast charge function charges the battery to 100 percent in just over an hour.
The performance of the 8-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU is sufficient for most everyday purposes. When it comes to memory, you have the choice between 6 or 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS2.2 data storage, which can be expanded with a microSD memory card. Connectivity is 4G mobile communications, WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. NFC for mobile payment is available.
On the software side, realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 awaits us. Realme's update guarantee for mid-range devices is 2 years for system updates and 3 years for security patches.
90 Hz AMOLED display
Displays of the AMOLED type with a high 90 Hz refresh rate have become the standard even in the 250 euro price range. The realme 9 also relies on a 90 Hz AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution and 6,4″ diagonal. The screen-to-body ratio reaches 90,8 percent.
really 9 5G
50 MP main camera
The realme 9 5G sets different priorities. Instead of an advanced camera sensor, a 50 MP Samsung JN1 main camera awaits us here, which has been combined with a 2 MP depth camera and a 2 MP macro camera. There is no ultra wide-angle camera. The front camera also has a resolution of 16 MP.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
The realme 9 5G with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 is a bit faster. For many manufacturers, the 6nm chip is the cheapest way to get started with fast 5G mobile communications. The wireless connection standards also include WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC.
The 8-core CPU is up to everyday tasks. The chip quickly reaches its limits with its Adreno 619 GPU in demanding mobile games. The 5000 mAh battery of the realme 9 5G can be charged with a maximum of 18W. The smartphone is available with 4GB RAM and optional 64GB or 128GB data storage.
120Hz IPS display
With a diagonal of 6,6″, the display has a resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels and achieves a screen-to-body ratio of 90,8 percent. Unlike the realme 9, the realme 9 5G has an IPS display. However, the refresh rate is higher at 120 Hz.
realme 9 vs realme 9 5G
|Model||really 9||really 9 5G|
|chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 680||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695|
|CPU||2x Cortex-A73 @2,4GHz & 6x Cortex-A52 @1,9GHz||2x Cortex-A77 @2,2GHz & 6x Cortex-A55 @1,8GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 610||Adreno 619|
|storage||6+128GB, 8+128GB||4+64GB, 4+128GB|
|Display||6,4 inch AMOLED - 90Hz - 1080 x 2400 pixels||6,4 inch IPS display - 120 Hz - 1080 x 2412 pixels|
|Cameras||108MP Samsung HM6 | 1/1.67″, f/1.75 aperture
8 MP ultra wide angle | 120°, f/2.2 aperture
2MP Macro | f/2.4 aperture
16 MP front camera | f/2.45 aperture
|50MP Samsung JN1 | 1/2.76″, f/1.8 aperture
2 MP Depth Sensor | f/2.4 aperture
2MP Macro | f/2.4 aperture
16 MP front camera | f/2.05 aperture
|Wifi||IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac||IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac|
WCDMA: B1 / B5 / B8
LTE FDD :B1/B3/B5/B8
LTE FDD :B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/
|Accumulator||5000mAh - 33W charging||5000mAh - 18W charging|
|Height Weight||160,2 x 73,3 x 7,99 mm - 178 g||164,3 x 75,6 x 8,5 mm - 191 g|
|Price (RRP)||from € 279,99||from € 259,99|
Price and availability
The realme 9 starts in Europe in the colors Sunburst Gold, Meteor Black and Stargaze White at a price of 279,99 euros. The realme 9 5G is available in Stargaze White and Meteor Black from €259,99. The sale will start from May 17th, including via the realme online store or The Amazon.