Realme has finally unveiled its latest mid-range offering with the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro. With a starting price of INR 12,999 (about RM739), the Realme 6 series offers an impressive 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, a 64MP main camera and a flagship-class charging solution that can fully charge your device in an hour.
Realme 6 Pro
Among the two, the Realme 6 Pro is the higher-spec option. It gets a 6.6″ Full HD+ display that has a 90Hz refresh rate. The device runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor that can be configured with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
For a more striking appearance, the 6 Pro gets a “UV-curing Gradient Offset Printing” effect that features a reflective lightning pattern design. Instead of having a rear-mounted sensor, the new device now gets a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that doubles up as a power button.
For taking pictures, it gets a quad-camera setup featuring a 64MP f/1.8 main camera that uses Samsung’s GW1 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto shooter and 2MP camera for macro shots. The display also gets a dual-punch-hole-selfie camera that consists of a 16MP main shooter and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera.
The 6 Pro is a 4G LTE device and it supports dual-frequency GPS, 802.11ac WiFi as well as Bluetooth 5.1. It also comes with a triple-card slot which allows you to use two SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously.
Powering the device is a 4,300mAh battery that charges via USB-C. Using the 30W Flash Charger, you can get a full charge in 1 hour. It still retains the good old 3.5mm headphone jack and it also features Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio. Out of the box, it runs on realme UI that’s based on Android 10.
The Realme 6 is no longer your typical budget mid-range smartphone. Although it replaces the Realme 5, the new Realme 6 now gets a higher resolution 6.5″ Full HD+ display that also pushes a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. Instead of a Qualcomm processor, it runs on a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, which is the same unit that’s powering the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
The Realme 6 can be configured with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. If you need more storage, you can also expand further with a dedicated microSD card slot. It’s also a dual-SIM device with 4G LTE support and it also supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0.
In terms of cameras, it also gets a 64MP f/1.8 main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter and a 2MP macro lens. However, the telephoto camera is replaced with a 2MP portrait lens. For selfies, the device gets a single 16MP punch-hole camera that sits on the top left corner.
The Realme 6 also gets a 4,300mAh battery which is similar to the Pro model. However, it is worth pointing out that the capacity is significantly smaller than the Realme 5’s 5,000mAh unit. Also included is a 30W Flash Charge power brick that can fully charge the device in 1 hour.
Pricing and availability
The Realme 6 and 6 Pro will be going on sale starting next week in India. Below is its official pricing:
4GB RAM + 64GB storage – INR12,999 (about RM738)
6GB RAM + 128GB storage – INR14,999 (about RM852)
8GB RAM + 128GB storage – INR15,999 (about RM908)
Realme 6 Pro
6GB RAM + 64GB storage – INR16,999 (about RM965)
6GB RAM + 128GB storage – INR17,999 (about RM1,022)
8GB RAM + 128GB storage – INR18,999 (about RM1,079)
At the moment, there are no details yet for its Malaysian availability but we reckon that it should be released locally in the coming months. Xiaomi which has been a strong contender in the mid-range segment will be releasing its new lineup for 2020. The Redmi Note 9 series will be announced next week, and it promises to offer “Pro Cameras” and “Pro Performance”.