Realme 6i Gaming Smartphone Launched With MediaTek Helio G80 Soc

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Xiaomi and Realme seem to be the only smartphone manufacturers embracing the new MediaTek Gaming chipset on mid-range phones, although we’ve only seen Redmi Note 8 Pro from Xioami use the Helio G90T gaming chip, Realme is already launching another powerful mid-range gaming smartphone dubbed “Realme 6i” a successor to Realme 5i which launched in December last year.

In February, Realme announced Realme C3, the first device to incorporate the mid-range Helio G70 gaming chip, the company has now taken another step to launch the world first MediaTek Helio G80 powered smartphone, Realme 6i.

Realme 6i features a 6.52-inch HD+ Mini-drop notch display, it runs Realme UI based on Android 10 OS out of the box and comes in two memory option, 3GB and 4GB with 64GB and 128GB onboard storage respectively.

In the camera department, Realme 6i houses a quad-camera setup on the rear, a 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, AI scene recognition, an 8MP 119° ultra-wide sensor, a 2-MP macro and depth sensors and as for the selfie camera, a 16MP sensor is housed in the notch. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the rear.


The device is fueled by a huge 5000mAh battery which also comes with reverse charging and 18W fast charging support through USB-C port. The phone comes with a dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots feature.

Realme 6i Quick Specs

  • Display: 6.5-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ 20:9 mini-drop display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection
  • Chipset: Octa Core MediaTek Helio G80 12nm processor (Dual 2GHz Cortex-A75 + Hexa 1.8GHz 6x Cortex-A55 CPUs) with ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU
  • Storage: 3GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage / 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Operating System: Realme UI based on Android 10
  • Cameras:
    • Main: 48MP rear camera with LED flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide sensor, 2MP 4cm macro and 2MP B&W depth sensor
    • Secondary: 16MP front-facing camera
  • Sensor: Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.x 9.0mm; Weight: 195g
  • Comms: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 18W charging, reverse charging.

Realme 6i Pricing And Availability

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

Realme 6i will be available in white milk and green tea colour, the 3GB 64GB variant will go on sale for $177 (approx N65,000) and the 4GB 64GB variant will go on sales for $212 (approx N78,000).

The device will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow in India and will go global in coming months.


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