Multiple reports in the past have suggested that Realme is working on a new budget smartphone called the Realme 6i. Ahead of the launch, the phone was recently certified by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) in India and by SIRIN in Malaysia. Now, the Realme 6i has been certified by Thailand’s NBTC regulatory authority. Notably, the NBTC certification has confirmed the name of the device for the first time. Earlier, the device was only certified under the model number Realme RMX2040. The NBTC certification hasn’t revealed anything about the specifications of the Realme 6i, but it suggests that the official launch of the handset may not be too far.
Apart from the Realme 6i, the company is also rumoured to launch the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro smartphones as well. Earlier this month, the Realme 5i was released as the toned-down variant of the last year’s Realme 5. So we can expect the Realme 6i to be an affordable model of the yet to be released Realme 6. Just like the Realme 5 series smartphones, the Realme 6 series models are also expected to be budget offerings, and they can be priced somewhere around Rs 10,000 – Rs 12,000.
Talking about the most recently launched Realme handset, the Realme 5i, the phone arrived in India in a single variant that costs Rs 8,999. The device is one of the most affordable smartphones in the country with a quad primary camera setup at the rear. The budget offering has a waterdrop notch above the screen to offer a high screen estate, and there’s a fingerprint sensor on the back for security.
As for the other specs, the Realme 5i features a 6.5-inch display bearing a resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels. Under the hood, the handset has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is aided by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. At the rear, the phone has a 12MP main sensor, which is aided by an 8MP snapper and two 2MP cameras. For selfies, there’s an 8MP camera on the front. Lastly, a beefy 5,000mAh battery completes the list of the specifications.