Realme 9 5G and 9 5G SE smartphone duo unveiled: Slim, fast and inexpensive

Realme 9 5G and 9 5G SE smartphone duo unveiled: Slim, fast and inexpensive
Realme 9 5G and 9 5G SE smartphone duo unveiled: Slim, fast and inexpensive

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n mid-February, the duo of Realme 9 Pro smartphones debuted on the market, and now two more models have joined them. These are Realme 9 5G and 9 5G SE. And the absence of the Pro prefix in the name of new products is not at all a reason to write them off, thinking that in terms of characteristics they are noticeably inferior to their older brothers. On the contrary, Realme 9 5G SE is actually faster than the same Realme 9 Pro.

Realme 9 5G SE

This is the older and therefore more powerful of the two new models. The prefix SE in the title stands for Speed ​​Edition. And the smartphone fully justifies this name thanks to a more powerful chip and a display with a high refresh rate. The new Realme 9 5G SE is inferior to the Pro version, except in terms of cameras.

Realme 9 5G SE
Realme 9 5G SE

Realme 9 5G SE Specifications:

  • Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD, Full HD+, 144Hz refresh rate, 240Hz sample rate, 600 nits peak brightness, Panda Glass.
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • RAM: 6 or 8 GB.
  • Built-in memory: 128 GB + microSD card slot.
  • Operating system: Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 shell.
  • Front camera: 16 MP.
  • Main camera: 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP.
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh, 30W.
  • Ports: USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Wireless communications: 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, GLONASS.
  • Other: fingerprint scanner (assembly), accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor.
  • Case dimensions: 164.4 x 75.8 x 8.5 mm.
  • Weight: 199

India will be the first country to launch the Realme 9 5G SE. There it will be available for purchase from next Monday, March 14th. The issue price is $262 for the 6/128 GB version and $300 for the 8/128 GB memory configuration.

Realme 9 5G

This is a slower version than the model with the prefix SE in the name. However, it offers a display with a 90Hz refresh rate and peak brightness like its older brother, almost the same main camera led by a 48MP sensor, and is based on a 6nm MediaTek chipset with a built-in 5G modem. But the base Realme 9 5G, unfortunately, does not have any outstanding features.

Realme 9 5G
Realme 9 5G

Realme 9 5G SE Specifications:

  • Display: 6.5″ IPS LCD, Full HD+, 90Hz refresh rate, 144Hz sample rate, 600nit peak brightness.
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G.
  • RAM: 4 or 6 GB.
  • Built-in memory: 64 or 128 GB + microSD card slot.
  • Operating system: Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 shell.
  • Front camera: 16 MP.
  • Main camera: 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP.
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh, 18W.
  • Ports: USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio jack.
  • Wireless communications: 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, GLONASS.
  • Other: fingerprint scanner (assembly), accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor.
  • Case dimensions: 162.6 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm.
  • Weight: 188 g.

Realme 9 5G will go on sale at the same time as the SE version. It will cost $200 for the 4GB/64GB version and $230 for the 6GB/128GB version.