The long-awaited Realme event has just ended in India where it has allowed the unveiling not only of an interesting mid-range smartphone, the Realme 9 this time in the 4G version, but also an accessory to smartize traditional TVs.
Despite the rage of 5G, there still seems to be room for 4G, so much so that Realme has just launched in India, within an event full of hardware communications, the new Realme 9 4G smartphone, which is company with the other models of the series. 9, including the already known Realme 9 5G, Realme 9 SE, Realme 9 Pro and 9 Pro +, Realme 9i.
Thin (160.20 x 73.30 x 7.99 mm) and light (178 grams), the Realme 9 4G is cadenced in the colors Sunburst Gold, Meteor Black, Stargaze White according to a look that, in some ways, recalls the GT range: the back, thanks to the UV-Nano treatment and the Plasma Atom coating, it exhibits a holographic wavy effect. Frontally, behind the Gorilla Glass 5, there is a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel resolved in FullHD +, with 90 Hz of refresh rate, 360 Hz of touch sampling. 1000 nits of peak brightness (automatically adjusted according to 10,240 levels based on the environmental sensor), and underlying fingerprint scanner, which also acts as a heart rate monitor to detect heart rate.
The hole, at the top left of the screen, houses a 16 megapixel (f / 2.45) self-camera. The back expresses a rectangular bumper with triangulated sensors on two columns: specifically, for the first time in a smartphone, the main 108 megapixel ISOCELL HM6 (f / 1.8) sensor makes its debut here, with 3x loseless digital zoom. (since the telephoto lens is absent), and NonaPixel Plus technology for the 9-in-1 pixel binning that generates 1.92 micrometer pixels capable of capturing 123% more light than the sensors previously used. The second sensor of the triple post-camera is an 8-megapixel (f / 2.2) ultra-wide angle (120 °), followed by a 2-megapixel (f / 2.4) sensor for macros at 4 cm away.
The software camera supports various modes, including Portrait, Night, 90S Pop Pop and eloquent Street Photography 2.0 mode. On the audio side, however, there is the 3.5 mm mini-jack.
To some compromise, the Realme 4G reaches the processing level, having put into service the octacore Snapdragon 680 which, even at 6 nanometers like the 5G model, adopts the most obsolete A73 and A53 cores: the RAM (LPDDR4X), which can be virtually expanded by other 5 GB, is provided in denominations of 6 (17,999 rupees or 218 euros with a launch promo at 15,999 rupees or 194 euros) or 8 GB (at 18,999 rupees or 230 euros, with a launch promo at 16,999 rupees or 206 euros), while the storage (UFS 2.2) always amounts to 128 GB.
Animated by Android 12 under the Realme UI 3.0 interface, the Reame 9 4G integrates a 5,000 mAh battery that can be quickly recharged to 33W and includes connectivity such as the aforementioned 4G with Dual SIM, dual band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, the microUSB Type – C.
Together with this smartphone, the company presented several products already known in India, such as the top range Realme GT2 Pro, the Realme Buds Air 3 earphones, the Realme Book Prime laptop but still surprised also in the accessories, revealing a “one more” thing ”represented by the HDMI dongle for smart TV known as Realme Smart TV Stick.
The device in question, heir to the Realme Smart 4K Google TV Stick, compared to which it is more convenient (2.999 rupees or 36 euros), supports the wide dynamic range of HDR10 + and videos in FullHD @ 60fps. To animate it there is a processor with 4 ARM Cortex-A35 cores, assisted by 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage, more than enough to run Android 11 with the Play Store and the famous and indispensable Google services.