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realme 6i announced with 720p display and RM699 price tag in Malaysia

by Vyncent ChanApril 17, 2020
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The realme 6i has finally been announced here in Malaysia. The latest mid-range entry from realme comes as the world’s first MediaTek Helio G80-powered smartphone, to deliver greater performance in this price segment. In addition to that, it will feature a quad-camera design like its pricier realme 6 brethren, which ups the value proposition of the realme 6i.

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The quad-camera consists of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The back is also finished in a beautiful design by Naoto Fukasawa, something which you might not expect in a device of this price range.

Things get a bit more disappointing when we look at the front of the realme 6i. The 6.5″ 720p display from the realme 5, 5s and 5i returns once again. There’s still no support for 5 GHz WiFi either, so you are stuck with slower 2.4 GHz WiFi.

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On the bright side, realme has finally upgraded from the microUSB port to a USB-C one, so you don’t have to worry about the orientation when you are plugging in your charger. The charger has also seen quite an impressive upgrade, finally supporting 18W charging so you can juice up the 5000 mAh battery in the realme 6i quicker.

realme 6i Specs

  • Helio G80, octa-core up to 2.0 GHz, 12nm
  • Up to 4GB RAM
  • Up to 128GB storage (expandable via microSD)
  • 6.5″ HD+ LCD display
  • 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • 5000 mAh battery, 18W fast charging
  • 3 + 64GB: RM699
    4 + 128GB: RM899

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While the pricing might seem on the high side, realme Malaysia will be running a promotion on Shopee this 23rd April, during which you can get the realme 6i (3GB + 64GB) for just RM599. If you want more RAM and storage, realme Malaysia has announced that the realme 6i (4GB + 128GB) will be available from authorized dealers nationwide from 25th April onwards. That should mean that you will have to wait until 29th April as the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) is enforced until 28th April.

Pokdepinion: Why aren’t we done with 720p displays yet?

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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