Realme 6i with MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, 48-megapixel quad cameras to launch on March 17
Shubham Verma March 13, 2020
Realme 6 series is getting another member after the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro. The brand has announced it will launch the Realme 6i on March 17. However, the Realme 6i is arriving in Myanmar for now.
The announcement was made by Realme Malaysia via its Facebook page, wherein the details of the Realme 6i were also revealed. The Realme 6i will be the toned-down version of the Realme 6 and the first smartphone to feature the MediaTek Helio G80 processor. It was also recently spotted on the certification websites in the US and Thailand with a model number RMX2040. While the smartphone is arriving in Myanmar, it is also expected to be launched in India as well, if we go by the previous launch cycles of Realme India.
Realme Myanmar has announced that the Realme 6i will be launched between 3 pm to 5 pm MMT, which is 2 pm 4 pm IST, on March 17. This is likely an online event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement on Facebook is accompanied by a slew of teasers that reveal key specifications of the Realme 6i.
The Realme 6i will rock a MediaTek Helio G80 processor, which is debuting with the phone. It will be facilitated by a graphics centric HyperEngine technology to give a better gaming experience. The chipset houses two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at up to 2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz. The Realme 6i will pack up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and eMMC 5.1 storage under the hood. A recent Geekbench listing of the Realme 6i showed that there will be at least 4GB of RAM on the phone.
The listing also revealed that the Realme 6i will come preloaded with Realme UI that is based on Android 10. The Realme 6i will come with 18W Quick Charge fast charging technology, which the company claims, is 38 per cent faster than the 10W charging standard, as the teasers suggest. A US FCC listing, however, also confirmed that that the Realme 6i will pack a 5000mAh battery under the hood. The smartphone will have a USB-C port at the bottom.
That's not all, the teasers also reveal the camera specifications of the Realme 6i. The smartphone will come with a 48-megapixel main sensor among three other sensors at the back. The front camera on the Realme 6i and its placement on the smartphone are unknown though.