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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.

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)