Realme 9 Pro series launched with a 120Hz display and up to 60W fast charging support

Realme 9 Pro series launched with a 120Hz display and up to 60W fast charging support

Realme has officially unveiled the Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro Plus, the latest entrants in its number series. Like last year’s Realme 8 series, the new phones offer an enticing hardware package at an attractive price tag. The Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro Plus will go head to head against the recently announced Redmi Note 11 series and Vivo T1.

Realme 9 Pro series: Specifications

Specification Realme 9 Pro Realme 9 Pro Plus
Dimensions & Weight
  • 164.3 x 75.6 x 8.5mm
  • 195g
  • 160.2 x 73.3 x 7.99mm
  • 182g
Display
  • 6.95-inch
  • FHD+ (1080 x 2400)
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • 6.4-inch AMOLED
  • FHD+ (1080 x 2400)
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 360Hz touch sampling rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G:
    • Octa-core (up to 2.2GHz)
    • 6nm
  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • Mediatek Dimensity 920
    • Octa-core (up to 2.5GHz)
  • Adreno Mali-G68 GPU
  • 6nm process
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.2 storage
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 2..2 storage
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 33W fast charging
  • 4,500mAh battery
  • 60W fast charging
Security Side-display fingerprint scanner In-display fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 64MP f/1.7 main camera
  • Secondary: 8MP f/2.2, ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: 2MP macro
  • Primary: 50MP Sony IMX766, OIS
  • Secondary: 8MP f/2.2, ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: 2MP macro
Front Camera(s)
  • 16MP f/2.2
  • 16MP f/2.2
Other features
  • Single bottom-firing speaker
  • Dual speakers
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Hi-Res Audio support
  • X-axis linear motor
  • Heart rate monitoring (via fingerprint scanner)
  • Vapor Chamber Cooling System
Connectivity
  • 5G NR
  • Wi-Fi 5
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB Type C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 5G NR
  • Dual 5G SIM support
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • USB Type C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
Software
  • Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0
  • Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0
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Realme 9 Pro

The Reame 9 Pro is a direct successor to the last year’s Realme 8 Pro. It brings a range of upgrades across the board, including a higher refresh rate display, 5G support, a bigger battery, and more. It packs a 6.95-inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. While the Snapdragon 695 may feel like a downgrade over the Snapdragon 720G on paper, it’s actually a better chipset overall, offering slightly better CPU and GPU performance, along with improved efficiency.

The triple camera system of the Realme 9 Pro is headlined by a 64MP primary shooter, accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP macro shooter. A 5,000mAh battery keeps the show running, which is a step up from the 4,500mAh battery on last year’s model. However, the charging speed has been reduced to 33W from 50W.

Realme 9 Pro Plus

The Realme 9 Pro Plus offers a slightly better hardware package. It features a smaller 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It opts for the MediaTek Dimensity 920 chipset, unlike the Pro model, which has a Snapdragon SoC. On the back, it has a 50MP Sony IMX766 main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro lens. The Realme 9 Pro Plus has a smaller 4,500mAh battery but supports a faster 60W charging speed.

 A slide showing hardware features of the Relme 9 Pro+

The Realme 9 Pro Plus offers heart rate monitoring through the in-display fingerprint scanner and has a vapor cooling chamber to keep thermals in check.

The Realme 9 Pro series runs Realme 3.0 based on Android 12 out of the box and Realme promises two years of OS updates.

Pricing & Availability

The Realme 9 Pro starts at ₹17,999 for the 6GB/128GB model and goes up to ₹20,999 for the top variant. Meanwhile, the Realme 9 Pro Plus comes in three variants and will be available at the following prices:

  • 6GB+128GB: ₹24,999
  • 8GB + 128GB: ₹26,999
  • 8GB + 256GB: ₹28,999

The Realme 9 Pro will go on sale from February 23, while the Realme 9 Pro Plus will hit the shelves on February 21. Both phones will be available on Flipkart, realme.com, and select offline retailers.

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