realme 6i packs a Helio G80 chipset, 48MP quad-camera setup
and 5,000mAh battery, starting at P7,990
CALLING itself the lifestyle partner of the youth, Realme Philippines just last week introduced its latest smartphone, the 6i, via a video streamed launch event.
An online launch is nothing new in this age of coronavirus, but the 6i, successor to the best selling 5i, is a truly new device. Not only does it unleashes the power of the new MediaTek Helio G80 SoC processor, it adds to its arsenal a 48MP quad-camera set-up and a 5,000mAh battery–weapons normally found in higher tier phones.
Being a midrange-priced smartphone is the biggest surprise because the 6i adds a 35 percent CPU performance boost, a slightly larger screen and added features over the 5i for only a P1,000 add on in price for the entry-level 3GB/64GB. The next tier 4GB/128GB at P9,990 which still falls below the P10,000 price cut off.
“This latest smartphone offering from realme is ready to unleash the power of young aspirants in the fields of gaming, photography and content creation and move young dreamers’ goals forward,” realme Philippines Marketing Lead Eason De Guzman said in his product introduction video.
Conquer the arena
The realme 6i is the first smartphone to run on the powerful MediaTek Helio G80,
Gamers, in particular, will enjoy the device’s high-tier gaming features because of longer game play due to power efficiency and a smoother performance even when on heavy-loading games.
It is supported by an octa-core CPU that has a frequency of up to 2GHz and is equipped by a Mali G52 1000MHz GPU to guarantee real visual sense and more advanced image rendering. This is a 25 percent increase in GPU performance versus the 5i.
Now, the battery is the same as the 5i’s 5,000mAh large-capacity unit. What is different is the 18W Quick Charge capability and a fast-charging 9V/2A charging kit. These combine so users can enjoy long hours of gaming, entertainment and video streaming.
Straight out of the box, the realme 6i runs on the realme UI based on Android 10 for an enhanced and seamless Android experience. The device features a triple-card slot to support dual-nano SIMs and a Micro SD card of up to 256GB memory. It also features a 0.27-second ultra-fast fingerprint unlock and facial recognition to ensure data security and privacy.
Better camera performance
The 5i already offered a refreshing amount of camera play but resolution suffered a little because of a lower resolution. The quad-camera setup of 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, 2MP portrait lens, 2MP ultra-macro lens and 48MP main camera is a big bump from the 5i’s 12MP main cam.
All those numbers means high-quality imaging performance that will wow beginners and satisfy even the pros.
The device’s main camera features an f/18 large aperture and a 6P lens that provides an all-around photography experience for various scenarios. The ultra wide-angle lens has a 119° field of view that enables users to capture stunning landscape images and architecture. Its 2MP portrait lens supports a new color filter system that enhances image contrast and adds more texture to portrait images. While an ultra-macro lens has a 4cm shooting distance to enable users to see the finest details of the subject.
The 16MP ultra-clear front camera of the realme 6i uses a Quad Bayer intelligent pixel 4-in-1 technology with an aperture of F2.0 to synthesize large pixels for better resolution and quality even in low light.
The phone also supports 1080p video recording at 30fps with good details, accurate colors and high contrast even in a low-light setting.
More than a shiny cover, it is Zen
Naoto Fukasawa is a Japanese industrial designer whose fame comes from his devotion to the minimalist vibe. His works carry a sublime beauty that is familiar and structured, yet unique and individualistic.
The youth may know him better for his work as head of product development and design at Japanese retail company MUJI–a brand famous for relatively simple yet striking designs. In his professional life, Fukasawa has designed and developed products for many well-known brands and companies around the world.
To get Fukusawa’s stamp of product design on the realme 6i is styling to match the trendy aesthetic of the youth. The classic premium vibe features two trendy colors inspired by nature: White Milk and Green Tea. The back of the realme 6i has been polished hundreds of times and underwent a unique spray coating process to achieve a matte visual and delicate finish.
A 6.5-inch mini-drop screen and high screen ratio of 89.8 percent results to more enjoyable web navigation, data checking, image browsing and video streaming. It also has an Eye Care feature, which reduces radiation by automatically adjusting the screen color temperature to reduce blue light, thereby preventing eye strain.
“The realme 6i is an affordable device designed for young Filipinos – the aspiring gamers, photographers and content creators. Realme is a brand for the youth and we want to be with them as they pursue what they are most passionate about by offering a smartphone that would cater to their active lifestyles,” shares realme Philippines Vice President for Marketing Austine Huang.
A partner for the young, active and fit
The realme Band integrates an intelligent sports tracker with nine sports modes to match the users’ passion for fitness. It has a built-in high-precision PPG optical 24/7 heart rate sensor that accurately measures real-time heart rate every 5 minutes.
A 0.96-inch color screen has an easy-click touch button for ease of use. The lightweight device has a simple yet premium design that is also ergonomic and can fit most wrists comfortably. It is available in three colors: Black, Green and Yellow. The band can last up to 9 days per charge and can easily charge via its built-in USB Direct Plug .
Pricing and availability
The realme 6i with 3GB RAM + 64GB storage retails for P7,990 and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is P9,990.
The realme Band is available in three colors for P1,390. Customers may avail of the device at a special price of P990 on May 23 and 26 on the official Lazada realme store. The Flash Sales for the realme Band would also start at 12:00mn and would run the entire day.
Customers are encouraged to follow the realme PH official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Purchasers of the realme 6i and realme Band are also welcome to join the realme community on Facebook to see the latest news and discussions about the brand. Members also get exclusive invites to gatherings, special offers and many more.
To support the highly active lifestyle of the youth and their health and fitness goals, realme Philippines is also officially launching its first fitness wearable, the realme Band. realme Philippines will also be introducing the newest realme Fitness brand influencers — mixed martial arts fighter Rome Trinidad and two-time SEA Games gold medalist for Taekwondo, Japoy Aguilar.