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Realme may launch the world's first MediaTek Helio G80-powered phone soon

Realme will launch the 6 series in Europe. (Source: Realme)
Realme will launch the 6 series in Europe. (Source: Realme)
Realme has announced a European launch for its new 6 and 6 Pro. That's not all on this series of phones for today, however: a well-known leaker has posted a teaser for the upcoming 6i. This device will be the world's first to run on the MediaTek Helio G80 processor.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Realme has announced that it will introduce the successors to its 5 and 5 Pro to the European market on March 24, 2020. Like many product launches these days, the event will be broadcast online from 10:00 CET. At present, it is not clear how these 2 new phones will be priced in their new region, although the 5 does start at €169 (US$188).

Furthermore, it appears that the 6 and 6 Pro have a new sibling that will launch elsewhere soon. According to what looks like an official Realme poster leaked by Mukul Sharma (or @stufflistings on Twitter), it is to be called the 6i.

The new suffix may suggest that it will be even cheaper than the 6 on its release. On the other hand, it will also apparently debut the MediaTek Helio G80 as a smartphone processor. Its Taiwanese manufacturer introduced it along with its G70 variant in order to confer a "gaming" status on more cost-effective devices. 

Interestingly, the alleged Realme poster appears to show a partial world-map with what looks very like the outline of Myanmar superimposed on it. This may indicate that the 6i (which also has a 2019 counterpart) is destined for this arguably unusual choice of inaugural market.

The new leaked poster. (Source: Twitter)
The new leaked poster. (Source: Twitter)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-12 (Update: 2020-03-12)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.