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Realme 9 shows itself on the FCC as a re-branded Realme 8 5G

The Realme 9 is a re-branded Realme 8 5G. (Image source: FCC)
The Realme 9 is a re-branded Realme 8 5G. (Image source: FCC)
Realme has already revealed the Realme 9 Pro and the Realme 9 Pro+, but it also has the Realme 9 on the way. However, the FCC has confirmed that the entry-level model shares an uncanny amount of similarities with the Realme 8 5G, a device that it was supposed to be replacing.

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.

(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 2 (Update: 2022-02- 2)