So far, under the Realme 9 series, we already have the Realme 9i, Realme 9 5G, Realme 9 5G SE, Realme 9 Pro, and the Realme 9 Pro+. Today, Realme launched yet another phone under this series, the Realme 9 4G. This is the successor to Realme 8 (4G) of last year, which was a pretty solid budget offering from the brand. The price starts at ₹17,999, and for this price, a phone with no 5G support in 2022 seems quite odd. For this price, you get the Snapdragon 680 SOC, a 90Hz AMOLED, and a new camera sensor by Samsung.
Design-wise, the Realme 9 4G has the same camera module design as other Realme 9 series phones. There is a flat frame, and the fingerprint scanner sits under the display instead of on the side as on Realme 9 Pro. There is a Type-C port on the bottom, along with the 3.5mm headphone jack and the speaker grill.
The main USP of this phone is its primary rear camera. It uses a 108MP sensor, and this one is the new Samsung HM6 sensor. This sensor features the Nonapixel Plus technology, and as per Realme, the light intake is increased by up to 123% compared to the Samsung HM2 sensor. This camera is paired with an 8MP ultrawide having a FOV of 120-degree. Finally, there is a 2MP macro camera. Interestingly, the phone has a 108MP mode as well, but the Snapdragon 680 SOC supports only up to a 64MP camera sensor.
Speaking of the other specifications, there is a 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED with a Full-HD+ resolution. There is 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. The selfie camera has a 16MP sensor. The battery size is 5,000mAh, and there is support for 30W charging.
Finally, Realme UI 3.0 runs out of the box, which is based on Android 12.
Realme 9 4G comes in three colors named Meteor Black, Stargaze White, and Sunburst Gold. Here is the price for India –
6GB + 128GB – ₹17,999
8GB + 128GB – ₹18,999
With HDFC Credit and Debit cards, you can get an instant ₹2000 discount so, which brings the starting price down to ₹15,999.
The first sale takes place on the 12th of April, and you can get the phone via Flipkart and Realme India’s website.