Upcoming Realme 6i appears in live photos via FCC filing
Realme’s fast smartphone release schedule shows no sign of ending. The company’s Realme 5 series are due for a refresh, as they were announced six months ago. The flagship Realme X2 Pro (review) was succeeded after only four months by the Realme X50 Pro (first impressions). Realme has started teasing the launch of the Realme 6 series in India, making it certain that the launch event will take place soon. The Realme 6 series will consist of the Realme 6, Realme 6 Pro, and the Realme 6i. The Realme 6i will succeed the Realme 5i, which was announced on January 9—less than two months ago. The Realme 6i has now received FCC certification, revealing live photos and specifications of the device.
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The phone’s model number is RMX2040. The model number matches with the Realme 6i name, as confirmed by Thailand’s NBTC certification. We can see the phone has a waterdrop notch, just like its predecessor. The list of revealed specifications includes quad cameras on the back, with the primary camera being a 48MP sensor (likely to be the Samsung GM1 or GM2). The Realme 5i had a 12MP primary camera. We are probably looking at a standard + ultra-wide angle + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor cameras.
The Realme 6i has a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. This is another important upgrade over the Realme 5i, which featured just 10W charging. The Realme 6i also upgrades to a USB Type-C port, while retaining the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The phone is expected to be powered by ColorOS 7-based Realme UI on Android 10 out of the box. It measures 164.4 x 75 x 9.0 mm and weighs 195g. The display’s resolution is still expected to be HD+. The white color is another addition over the Realme 5i’s color options.
Finally, the phone has dual SIM slots, LTE, single-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. It’s also been certified in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Russia, so it’s fair to expect it to be launched in all of these markets. The aspects that remain unknown are the SoC, RAM and storage, and the display specifications. The phone will slot in above the Realme C3 (performance and gaming review) in Realme’s device portfolio.