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Revealed Realme 7i details allude to the launch of a proper Redmi 9 rival

The Realme 7i will sit below the Realme 7 in the pecking order. (Source: Realme)
The Realme 7i will sit below the Realme 7 in the pecking order. (Source: Realme)
After releasing the Realme 7 and Realme X7, Realme is set to launch a cheaper device that will go against Xiaomi's Redmi 9 in an attempt to win some market share in that high-volume market segment. Details of the Realme 7i have now leaked in full, and it keeps up with the competition rather exquisitely.
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Realme has been on a roll this month. The OPPO sub-brand has released a slew of device so far, starting with the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro, and on to the more feature-packed Realme X7 and Realme X7 Pro. The company doesn't appear to be done with its 7-series, however, and is set to release yet another device.

The new phone will be the Realme 7i, and appears to be positioned similarly to the Redmi 9 in its own lineup. That means it will sit below the Realme 7 in Realme's budget phone pecking order. The Realme 7i is expected to sport a 6.5-inch 90 Hz LCD. Sadly, the display will be a 720p panel. That's a shame, as the Redmi 9 now offers a 1080p display. It's offset by the high-refresh rate, however.

Under the hood of the Realme 7i will be a Snapdragon 662. At the moment, we cannot confirm how it compares to the Helio G80 on the Redmi 9. Be on the lookout for a thorough comparison piece, though. While the Redmi 9 tops out at 6 GB of RAM, the Realme 7i will go up to 8 GB. Storage maxes out at 128 GB.

Supplying the Realme 7i with power will be a 5000 mAh battery. It doesn't get Realme's 65 W SuperDart charging, however, and is capped at 18 W. Housed within a hole punch will be a 16 MP selfie camera, while the back of the phone will play host to a quad-cam setup comprised of a 16 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, and two presumably useless 2 MP sensors. 

We'll be sure to keep you updated on this. 

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Ricci Rox, 2020-09- 9 (Update: 2020-09- 9)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.