Realme held today an online press event where they released the Realme 6 as well as the Realme 6i in Europe. For now, there is no news on a release date for the Realme 6 Pro, but the devices released today offer really good performance for the price, even though they are slightly more expensive than the price in India. Still, this is great news for anyone that was hoping that Redmi started to have some serious competition in this price range.
The Realme 6 will start at €230 for the 4GB+64GB version and goes all the way up to €300 for the 8GB+128GB model. Everything else is pretty much the same and identical with the version launched in India not too long ago. The device comes with the Mediatek Helio G90T chipset and 6.5″ fullHD+ screen with a punch-hole for the selfie camera. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate and, even though it is not an AMOLED panel, the higher refresh rate on a mid-range smartphone is something worth mentioning.
The company promises great photography skill for the Realme 6, especially considering the price. Don’t expect it to take on the latest flagships, but the 64MP main sensor is should be really capable in capturing the finest details, especially in good light conditions. The phone also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a black and white portrait camera and a 2MP macro camera. There is also 30W fast charging, USB TYpe-C connector, a 16MP selfie-camera and most connectivity options, including dual 4G SIM slot, a dedicated microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack. The only obvious missing feature is NFC, but it is expected on a phone in this price range.
The other smartphone revealed today for the EU market is the Realme 6i. Just as the name implies, this is a less expensive version of the Realme 6 that steps down the features in order to offer a better price. For the CPU you get the Mediatek helio G80 and only 4GB of RAM. The only model sold has 128GB of internal storage but you do get a dedicated microSD card slot, just like in the more expensive brother. The cameras have also been downgraded, but not by much. The Realme 6i still has a quad-camera setup, however, the main shooter has only a 48MP sensor. The other camera modules are the same, including the 16MP selfie camera.
The biggest downgrade though is for the screen. The Realme 6i has only a 720×1600 display while still boasting a 6.5″ panel. I won’t lie to you, at the €200 price tag that Realme is asking, there may be better options out there. The phone also has 18W fast charging, 3.5mm audio jack and a 5000mAh battery. Yes, the phone is a good low-to-mid-range device, but the price is a bit too high considering the other alternatives on the market.