Realme 9 shows itself on the FCC as a re-branded Realme 8 5G
Realme unveiled the Realme 9 Pro series today, which includes an unusual chameleon design. While the company is yet to announce an entry-level model, the FCC has published numerous details about it. Referred to by the regulatory body as the RMX3388, the Realme 9 is the spitting image of the Realme 8 5G. In fact, the FCC states that Realme has only changed the product name and FCC ID; all hardware remains identical.
Accordingly, the Realme 9 measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm and contains a 5,000 mAh battery. Also, the device should feature a 6.5-inch IPS display that outputs at 1080p and 90 Hz. Likewise, the Realme 9 will launch with a MediaTek Dimensity 700, an SoC with two ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores at 2.2 GHz and six Cortex-A55 CPU cores. Additionally, the 7 nm SoC contains a Mali-G57 MP2 GPU that can boost to 950 MHz when required.
Moreover, the FCC confirms that the Realme 9 has a 48 MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and dual 2 MP cameras for calculating macro and depth of field information. A 16 MP front-facing camera remains too, as does a USB Type-C port that can recharge at up 18 W. Overall, it is unclear why Realme seeks to re-release the Realme 8 5G as the Realme 9, especially as it failed to impress when we reviewed it last year.