Realme 6 and 6 Pro debut with 90Hz display


There is no stopping realme is there? The up-and-comer has been churning beefy smartphones at low prices since coming onto the scene. Fresh from revealing its budget C3 in Malaysia, the brand has rolled out two mainstream devices in India—the realme 6 and realme 6 Pro.

The headline feature (on the realme 6 Pro) is its 6.6-inch 90Hz FHD+ 20:9 display, while the non-Pro gets a slightly smaller 6.5-inch FHD+ display, both protected by Gorilla Glass. Both feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor baked into the power button.

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Interestingly, both models feature an almost identical camera setup—quad cameras including a 64MP f/1.8 primary sensor, 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide-camera, and 2MP macro shooter. The distinguishing factor is the 6 Pro having a 12MP telephoto camera while the regular model gets a 2MP monochrome sensor. The 12MP f/2.5 telephoto camera is capable of 20X digital zoom.

Like the X50 Pro it recently launched, the realme 6 Pro also features a 16MP wide-angle + 8MP ultra-wide selfie camera housed in a wide punch hole on the display. The realme 6, on the other hand, gets a single 16MP in-display selfie camera.

Underneath, the 6 Pro comes powered with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, while the 6 gets a MediaTek Helio G90T. In terms of memory, the 6 Pro comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, whereas the 6 offers 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB options. Storage-wise, the 6 Pro goes up to 256GB while the non-Pro maxes out at 128GB.

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Keeping things juiced is a 4,300mAh battery that supports 30W VOOC 4.0 fast-charging via USB-C.

The 6 Pro also features Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos support.

Pricing and availability

The realme 6 starts from INR12,999 (~MYR719) for the 4GB/64GB model, going up to INR15,999 (~MYR906) for the 8GB/128GB variant. It’s offered in Comet White and Comet Blue.

On the other hand, the realme 6 Pro starts at INR16,999 (~MYR963) for the 6GB/64GB variant while the top-of-the-line 8GB/256GB costs INR18,999 (~MYR1,076). The device comes in Lightning Blue and Lightning Orange colour options.

You can pre-order the device 5 March until 10 March (23:59:59PM). An INR3,000 deposit is required to secure your order.

The new series is slightly more expensive than its predecessor, however, still plenty bang for buck especially with the 90Hz display.

Consumers in Malaysia shouldn’t have to wait too long for this, I hope.


By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.