@ Vikash Sharma | Sr Journalist
New Delhi: realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand today introduced its latest Youth Flagship smartphones – realme 9 Pro 5G and realme 9 Pro+ 5G. The realme 9 Pro series 5G has been crafted with excellence, bringing a flagship camera in the mid-range segment, an enthralling light shift design with color change effect and powerful 5G processors to deliver par excellence performance. With the latest addition to its Number series, realme is yet again bringing the best comprehensive experience to users around the world and is expanding further into the mid-to-high-end segment.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Madhav Sheth, CEO realme India, VP, realme, and President, realme International Business Group said, “The realme Number series has been one of the most adored and adopted series amongst our users, in India as well as globally. We recently achieved a new milestone by reaching 40 million shipments of the Number series globally, and we believe that one of the significant factors behind this milestone is our commitment to innovation. With the realme 9 Pro series 5G, our aim is to expand our Number series and bring to it a certain level of premiumness in features. Both these smartphones sport good cameras and are equipped with the latest 5G processors, reiterating our commitment to democratize 5G in India. We are confident that our users will have an exceptional experience with the realme 9 Pro series 5G.”
“realme has been at the forefront of the 5G smartphone space in India, with its array of devices offering splendid performance and innovative features. The realme 9 Pro+ 5G, powered by MediaTek Dimensity 920, boasts of the latest and most market-defining features and we expect great demand for the smartphone. Offering optical image stabilization, supercharging, light shift design and heart-rate sensors, the smartphone is set to bring 5G to discerning customers across the country,” said Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India. “We believe that 2022 will be a transformative year for smartphones, with 5G expected to be launched soon and MediaTek is poised to be a frontrunner in the segment with our family of MediaTek Dimensity 5G chips, offering everything from superb visuals to high-tech gaming and camera capabilities.”
The realme 9 Pro series 5G features an industry-leading light shift design, giving the back of the smartphone a color-changing effect. The realme 9 Pro 5G and realme 9 Pro+ 5G features Dynamic Ram Expansion technology. Both smartphones are packed with powerful features including massive batteries, class-leading processors, and will come with realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 out of the box.
The realme 9 Pro+ 5G, realme’s flagship camera in mid-range, is full of industry and segments firsts. It is the first smartphone in its segment to feature the Sony IMX766 Sensor and one of the world’s first smartphones to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G processor, the fastest 5G processor in the segment. Featuring a 90Hz Super AMOLED Display, it is also India’s first smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint with a heart-rate sensor. The realme 9 Pro+ 5G boasts a 4500mAh battery along with 60W SuperDart charging, allowing the smartphone to charge up to 50% in just 15 minutes. Despite the massive battery, the realme 9 Pro+ 5G is only 7.99mm and weighs just 182g, making it the slimmest smartphone in the realme Number series. The realme 9Pro+ will come in three enchanting colors – Sunrise Blue, Midnight Black, Aurora Green and will be available in three storage variants – 6+128GB, 8+128GB, and 8+256GB.
The realme 9 Pro 5G, realme’s powerful 5G Smartphone with a stellar camera, is powered by Snapdragon 695 5G processor, the fastest 5G processor in the segment, and features a 120Hz Ultra Smooth Full HD display. The screen refresh time on the realme 9 Pro 5G is 8.3ms, the highest in the segment, with the smartphone supporting six different levels of refresh rate – 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz. It sports a 64MP triple camera setup and is equipped with a 5000mAh battery supported by 33W Dart Charge, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The advanced structural stacking technology and refined components ensure that the realme 9 Pro 5G is sleek and light-weight, with the smartphone measuring 8.5mm and weighing 195g only. The realme 9 Pro 5G comes in two storage variants – 6+128GB and 8+128GB and will be available for users in three colors – Sunrise Blue, Midnight Black and Aurora Green
realme 9 Pro series 5G price and sale date:
Variant Colors Price Sale date & offers
realme 9 Pro 5G (6+128GB) Sunrise Blue, Midnight Black and Aurora Green INR 17,999 *(Introductory Price Offer)
Feb 23, 12 noon
and mainline channels
Flat INR 2000 Instant Discount with HDFC Bank Debit, Credit Cards & EasyEMI (only applicable on 1st sale date)
Offer valid on Flipkart and realme.com
realme 9 Pro 5G
(8+128GB) INR 20,999
realme 9 Pro+ 5G
(6+128GB) INR 24,999 Feb 21, 12 noon
Available at realme.com, Flipkart and mainline channels
Flat Rs. 2000 Instant Discount with HDFC Bank Debit, Credit Cards & EasyEMI
(only applicable on 1st sale date)
Offer valid on Flipkart and realme.com
realme 9 Pro+ 5G
(8+128GB) INR 26,999
realme 9 Pro+ 5G
(8+256GB) INR 28,999
*No Cost EMI Upto 6 months is available on both realme 9 Pro+ 5G and realme 9 Pro 5G
*For review guidelines of realme 9 Pro series 5G, please refer here: https://bit.ly/3HKToPL
*Product Images of the realme 9 Pro series 5G can be viewed/downloaded here: https://bit.ly/3uQR6ec
Key highlights: realme 9 Pro+ 5G
The First Sony IMX766 OIS Camera in Segment with 50MP triple camera setup
The realme 9 Pro+ 5G comes with a flagship triple camera setup, consisting of a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP 119° super wide camera and a 2MP macro camera. It is the first smartphone in its segment to feature a Sony IMX766 sensor, which allows 63.8% more light intake while capturing photographs, resulting in brighter images with reduced noise even in low-light settings. The HDR which is the High Dynamic Range of the sensor captures three images of the subject with different exposure levels and merges the details that are dark with high exposure of each image to present the best result.
● AI Noise Reduction Engine 3.0: The AI Noise Reduction Engine 3.0 on the realme 9 Pro+ 5G reduces the noise on your photos by 30%, resulting in sharper images.
● ProLight Tech: The ProLight Imaging technology paired along with the flagship Sony IMX766 imaging sensor results in excellent light intake. Optical Image Stabilization helps to reduce blur and advanced AI features, like our AI Noise Reduction Engine 3.0, ensure your low-light photos look crisper and more detailed.
● Dual-Stabilization Technology: The smartphone also comes with dual-stabilization of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), offering an enhanced photography and videography experience.
16MP Selfie Camera
The realme 9 Pro+ 5G comes with a 16MP front camera and uses the Clear Fusion algorithm to ensure that your selfies are flawless and well-lit, even in low-light conditions or indoor settings. This algorithm also allows multi-facial focus ensuring that everyone in the picture looks sharp and perfect. The front camera on realme 9 Pro+ 5G also comes with a super nightscape mode and portrait bokeh mode for selfies as well as HDR videos.
Powered by the fastest 5G Processor in the segment, MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G Processor
The realme 9 Pro+ 5G is one of the world’s first smartphones to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G Processor, which uses the latest TSMC 6nm production process. The processor boosts the core frequency from 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz, ensuring faster app response, enhanced gaming experience and better-connected experience. The Arm Mali-G68 GPU overclocks the GPU frequency and improves gaming performance by 9%.
Massive battery with SuperDart charging
realme 9 Pro+ 5G features a massive 4500mAh battery which can be charged up to 50% in just 15 minutes and up to 100% in just 44 minutes, thanks to the 60W SuperDart charge support. The charging algorithm developed for the realme 9 Pro+ 5G includes five-core charging protection and comes with a VCVT intelligent tuning algorithm that intelligently adjusts the voltage and current, thereby improving charging efficiency and reducing unnecessary heat loss caused by charging. It also features a VFC trickle charging optimization algorithm which improves the efficiency of the charging when the smartphone battery is charged up to 90%-100%.
Industry-leading Vapor Chamber Cooling System
The realme 9 Pro+ 5G uses a five-layer cooling system that provides up to 10 C temperature reduction in the core area. The cooling system uses 3-layer graphite sheets that effectively insulate the heat conduction and avoid hot spots in the z-direction, in turn guiding the heat dissipation in the XY-plane.
90Hz Super AMOLED Display
realme 9 Pro+ 5G contains a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate, resulting in a seamless and smooth experience with every swipe. With a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8% and brightness peaking at 1000 nits, the realme 9 Pro+ 5G is bound to bring a supreme visual experience. The display is also covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for ultimate protection.
In-display fingerprint scanner with heart rate detection
The realme 9 Pro+ 5G features India’s first in-display fingerprint sensor with Heart-rate Sensor. The new generation of under-screen fingerprint sensors expedites the process further and ensures rapid unlocking of the smartphone. The heart rate sensor is beneficial for users who do not have a heart rate acquisition device. The heart rate sensor on the realme 9 Pro+ 5G provides heart rate detection and recording services for users, and comes with eight different scene labels – General, Working, Exercise, Resting; Excited, Stressed, Full of energy, and Sleepless – enabling users to keep track of their heart rate at all times.
Dolby Atmos Dual Stereo Speakers
The realme 9 Pro+ 5G is equipped with dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, which provide louder and a more premium sound, enhancing the user’s listening experience during gaming and movie-watching.
Storage and color variants
The realme 9 Pro+ will come in three enchanting colors – Sunrise Blue, Midnight Black and Aurora Green will be available in three storage variants – 6+128GB, 8+128GB, and 8+256GB.
Key highlights: realme 9 Pro 5G
High performance with Snapdragon 695 5G processor
realme 9 Pro 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G processor, which uses a 6nm process to deliver improved performance and ensure power efficiency. The Qualcomm Kryo 660 CPU offers a 15% improvement over its predecessor, clocking speeds up to 2.2 GHz. The Snapdragon 695 5G processor uses Adreno™ 619 GPU with up to 30% performance improvement from the previous generation, thereby resulting in a smooth user experience.
120Hz Ultra Smooth Display
The realme 9 Pro 5G is equipped with a 6.6” Full HD display and offers a refresh rate of 120Hz, the highest refresh rate in this segment. With a touch sampling rate of 240Hz and a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8%, the smartphone provides a smooth and shadow-free visual experience. The realme 9 Pro 5G display supports 6 levels of refresh rate – 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz – which means the display can save high levels of energy, elongating users’ usage periods. The high refresh rate coupled with the touch sampling rate also ensures a smooth gaming experience for users.
Multi-functional 64MP Triple camera setup
The realme 9 Pro 5G boasts a triple camera setup housing a 64MP main camera, an 8MP 119° super-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The primary sensor comes with an f/1.79 aperture, 79° FOV, and 25.18mm focal length. The 2MP macro lens uses an f/2.4 aperture and 88.8° FOV enabling users to explore the microscopic world with utmost sharpness. The smartphone features trendy photography modes such as Night Mode, Panoramic view, Expert mode, Portrait Mode, HDR, Ultra-Macro, AI Scene Recognition, AI Beauty, Filter, Bokeh Effect Control, and Starry mode.
Wide-angle front camera for the group-fies
The 16MP wide-angle front camera on the realme 9 Pro 5G ensures that no one misses out on the group-selfie. The front camera on realme 9 Pro 5G also comes with a super nightscape mode to help you capture the perfect shots at night, and portrait bokeh mode for selfies as well as HDR for videos.
Mega-battery with Dart charging support
realme 9 Pro 5G houses a 5000mAh battery which is further supported with realme’s first 33W dart charging solution, enabling the smartphone to charge up to 50% in just 27 minutes. The realme 9 Pro 5G can run up to 581 hours while on standby mode, and provide 139 hours of music playback.
Just like the realme 9 Pro+ 5G, the realme 9 Pro 5G also adopts the VCVT intelligent tuning algorithm and VFC trickle charging optimization algorithm. Moreover, the charging algorithm on the realme 9 Pro 5G includes five layers of protection including overcharge protection, over-voltage protection, and over-temperature protection, ensuring users’ safety.
Storage and color variants
The realme 9 Pro 5G comes in two storage variants – 6+128GB and 8+128GB and will be available for users in three colors – Sunrise Blue, Midnight Black and Aurora Green
Common features of the realme 9 Pro+ 5G and realme 9 Pro 5G
Industry-leading Light Shift Design
Both smartphones under the realme 9 Pro 5G series sport the industry-leading Light Shift Design feature on the rear panel. realme gathered photographs of the sunrise from realme fans around the world in nine different time zones and extracted the most classic changing color in the sky, from a quiet blue to a blazing red, which now reflects on smartphones. Under normal sunlight or ultraviolet light, the back cover will completely change from blue to red in about 3 seconds; under no sunlight, it will return to its original color in 2-5 minutes. realme created a dual-layer photochromic process and then creatively added an organic composite layer to the photochromic layer and glass, which not only guarantees the viscosity but also increases the color rendering rate by 40% – among the highest in the industry. *The Light Shift Design only applies to the Sunrise Blue variant of the smartphones.
Professional Street Photography Mode 2.0
The realme 9 Pro 5G series features the industry’s first street photography mode. It has the smart long exposure mode, Peak & Zoom and 90’s Pop Filter. The fun, upbeat photography mode was developed based on the characteristics of “fast” and “real”, to capture images quickly whilst reducing the algorithmic interference. Using this mode users can capture long exposure shots with four filters – Neon Trail, Light Trail Portrait, Rush Hour, Light Painting. realme, in collaboration with its fan community, has also introduced a 90’s Pop Filter to add to its users’ experience.
realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12
The realme 9 Pro+ 5G and realme 9 Pro 5G will be the first realme smartphones to come with realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 out of the box.
Dynamic RAM Expansion
realme developed DRE technology to address the limitations imposed by the phone’s lack of memory, which turns ROM into virtual RAM to extend RAM. With the realme 9 Pro 5G series, you can add up to 5GB Dynamic RAM to the original RAM on the smartphone to get additional space.