Today Realme held an online conference where it unveiled two new smartphones, the Realme 6 and the Realme 6 Pro. Both devices have interesting specifications, focus on features that people really want and need, and come with a great price-to-performance ratio. The two new smartphones are currently up for pre-order in India, with Europe receiving them in the near future, but pricing for this region has yet to be announced. Let’s take a look at what the two new devices bring on the table.
The Realme 6 is the device that most people will get, considering the specifications that the company managed to put into it and the price. It is powered by the game-centric Helio G90T processor from Mediate, a CPU that offers really good performance on the cheap. It is the same chipset found in the Redmi Note 8 Pro, a smartphone that managed to attract many buyers in the past few months. Alongside the G90T you will find 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.
The phone has a 6.5″ screen with 90Hz refresh rate, 2400×1080 FHD+ resolution and a punch-hole for the selfie camera. There is slightly bigger chin on the bottom of the display, so you only get a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio. Still good for a mid-range phone, but I kinda have the feeling they could have put the selfie camera above the display if they really wanted to, considering that the bezels are not the slimmest.
The cameras are where the Realme 6 really shines in its price range. On the back, you will find a 4-camera setup with a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a B&W portrait camera and 2MP macro-lens camera. On the front, the Realme 6 has a 16MP selfie camera that will get a 120fps slow-mo mode via an OTA update in the near future. Alongside the mentioned specs you also get Bluetooth 5.0, dual-4G SIM slots, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, side-mounted fingerprint reader and 30W fast charging. Realme 6 will start at 12999 rupees (~$176) for the 4GB+64GB version, will go up to 14999 rupees (~$203) for the 6GB+128GB model and the highest one with 8GB+128GB will set you back 15999 rupees (~$217).
Realme 6 Pro
Those that can afford a slightly more expensive smartphone but not a true flagship can go with the Realme 6 Pro. This one comes with the Snapdragon 720G CPU from Qualcomm and 6GB or 8GB of RAM alongside 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. You get a slightly bigger display, at 6.6″, but with the same 2400×1080 FHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. This time the phone also has pill-shaped punch-hole that holds the two selfie cameras.
The cameras on the back have also been upgraded a bit compared to the Realme 6. You still get a quad-camera configuration with a 64MP main sensor, but it is accompanied by a 12MP telephoto camera that can do 20x hybrid zoom, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and the same 2MP macro lens from before. Selfies see improvements as well, with a 16MP main sensor and a secondary 8MP one with an ultrawide lens.
The Realme 6 Pro has dual-4G SIM slots as well as a microSD card slot which will expand your storage up to 256GB. You also get Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio jack, side-mounted fingerprint reader and a 4300mAh battery with 30W fast charge support. In India, the Realme 6 Pro will start at 16999 rupees (~$230) for the 6GB+64GB. Spending an additional 1000 rupees will get you double the storage and adding another 1000 more will get you 8GB of RAM.