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Realme 6i With Helio G80 Coming to Malaysia on 16 April

After introducing the Realme 6 on our shores last month, the Chinese company will be adding a new member to the series later this week: the Realme 6i. Set to be unveiled on 16 April, the 6i is a more affordable alternative to the Realme 6.

Given its more affordable price point, the Realme 6i isn’t quite as well-equipped as the Realme 6. Instead of the latter’s MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, the 6i is powered by a Helio G80 processor. Even though it’s not as powerful as the G90T, the G80 should still be able to provide a reasonably good level of performance.

To ensure the Realme 6i can keep going in long gaming sessions, this mid-range smartphone features a very generous 5,000mAh battery; this is even larger than the Realme 6’s 4,300mAh battery. Thanks to the sizeable battery capacity, the 6i should be able to return respectable battery life, and it supports 18W fast charging too via the USB Type-C port.

Unlike the higher-end Realme 6, the Realme 6i does not come with a fast 90Hz 1080p display. Instead, it has a conventional 6.5-inch 1600 x 720 IPS display. On top of that, it doesn’t have a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera either, opting instead for a notched screen.

Speaking of which, this phone comes with a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.

In the camera department, the Realme 6i sports a quad camera system. It’s made up of a 48MP f/1.8 primary shooter, an 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide angle camera, a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor. It’s not a very sophisticated camera configuration, but it will do in a pinch.

Rounding out the specifications of the Realme 6i are up to 4GB of RAM, two storage options (64GB and 128GB), a microSD card slot, a rear fingerprint sensor, Realme UI based on Android 10 out of the box, and two rather unique-looking colour options: Green Tea and White Milk.

It remains to be seen if Realme Malaysia will bring in both colour options of the device, but based on the teasers posted on its Facebook page, it’s highly likely.

The Realme 6i will be launching in Malaysia this Thursday on 16 April at 8:30PM. It’ll be interesting to see just how affordable this mid-range smartphone will be for our local market. For comparison, the Realme 6i retails from 249,900 kyat (about RM760) in Myanmar for the 64GB variant with 3GB of RAM.

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