Realme 9 has been officially launched in Nepal now.
It is the latest version of the Realme series smartphone from the company and also one of the six smartphones launched under the same series. Not long ago, two smartphones–Realme 9i and Realme 9 Pro+ 5G–were launched in Nepal and they were pretty good smartphones.
Realme 9 is the third smartphone that has been launched in Nepal under the Realme 9 series and it has some exciting features of its own. The phone features a good display with a high refresh rate. The phone runs on the latest Android and is powered by a power-efficient chipset. There is also a high-resolution camera sensor on the phone with a good battery backup and a fast-charging system. The phone is also well-priced and can be a good choice in its price range.
Let’s get into the details to know more about Realme 9.
|Dimensions||Height: 160.2 mm
Width: 73.3 mm
Thickness: 7.99 mm
Weight: 187 grams
|Display||6.40-inch Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 1000 nits (peak)|
|Resolution||1,080*2,400 pixels, 411 PPI density|
|OS||Android 12, Realme UI 3.0|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (6nm)|
|Storage||UFS 2.2 128GB|
|SD card slot||Dedicated|
|Camera||Front: 16MP, f/2.5, HDR
Rear: 108MP, f/1.8, Dual pixel PDAF
8MP, 120 degrees (ultrawide)
3.5mm headphone jack
|Battery||5000 mAh, li-po, non-removable
33W fast charging
Supports reverse charging
|Sensors||Under-display fingerprint sensor
Magnetic induction sensor
|Colours||Meteor black, sunburst gold, stargaze white|
|Price||Rs 31,499 (6/128GB)
Rs 33,499 (8/128GB)
Design and display
Realme 9 flaunts a similar design seen on the Realme 9 Pro+. There is a punch-hole display on the front and a similar camera module on the back. Built with a glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame, the back panel of the phone is covered with a dynamic 3D ripple texture inspired by the light from the desert. The texture is created through innovative plasma atom-coating and UV-nano imprinting processes. Realme is always innovative when it comes to the back panel of its smartphone.
The phone weighs lightly around 187 grams and is just 7.99 mm in thickness. The phone should be easy on the hands. Similarly, it is available in three colour options: meteor black, sunburst gold and stargaze white.
On the front, there is a 6.40-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels with 411 PPI density. The display also supports a 90Hz refresh rate and can achieve a peak brightness of up to 1,000 nits. With a 90.8% of screen-to-body ratio, the viewing experience on this device should be great. For better touch response, it also has a 360Hz touch sampling rate. Furthermore, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. There is an under-display fingerprint sensor for biometrics.
Cameras have always been a major focus of the Realme series. Realme 9 Pro is definitely one of the best smartphones for photography and videography at the price category it is introduced at. Realme 9 too has some glimpses of its elder sibling. The phone is equipped with a 108MP triple camera setup on the back while there is a single sensor on the front. The main 108MP camera is accompanied by an 8MP, 120 degrees ultrawide and a 2MP macro sensor. The main camera has a dual-pixel PDAF feature. On the front is a 16MP selfie shooter.
The camera features on the phone include 108MP mode, night mode, panoramic view, expert, portrait mode, HDR, ultra-wide, ultra macro, AI scene recognition, AI beauty, filter, bokeh effect control, street mode, text scanner, tilt-shift and photo mode.
For the video, the cameras on Realme 9 can capture up to 1080p resolution videos at 30 fps.
Performance and storage
Realme 9 runs on Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (6nm) chipset and the graphical duties are handled by Adreno 610. This chipset has been used a lot these days by other devices as it focuses on delivering superior performance while saving power consumption at the same time.
The phone is available in two RAM options with an internal storage of 128GB. The user can also expand the memory by up to 256GB with a microSD card, for which there is a dedicated slot on the phone.
Battery life, connectivity and others
Realme 9 features a 5,000 mAh non-removable battery backup. This power should be enough to last for days under normal use. Similarly, the phone gets a 33W fast charger for charging the batteries. The fast charger can charge 50% battery in 31 minutes and 100% charge in about 75 minutes. The phone also supports reverse charging.
Realme 9 supports dual sims for network connectivity and currently, only the 4G variant is available in Nepal. Furthermore, the phone also supports dual Wifi for faster and better internet connectivity. For pairing wirelessly with other devices, Realme 9 features Bluetooth 5.1 while for charging and wired pairing, the phone uses a USB Type C 2.0 cable. For audio, the phone features speakers as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Notable features of Realme 9 are:
- 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display
- 90Hz refresh rate
- 360Hz touch sampling rate
- 3D ripple texture
- 90.8% of the screen-to-body ratio
- 108MP triple AI camera
- 16MP selfie camera
- 5,000 mAh battery
- 33W fast charging
- Reverse charging
The price of Realme 9 is Rs 31,499 for 6/128GB and Rs 33,499 for 8/128GB variants.