The Realme 6i is Realme's Redmi Note 9 competitor; will be released in India on July 24
Realme and Xiaomi have been at loggerheads ever since the former made its debut in the Indian market last year. Both companies have released a barrage of affordable products over the past few months, very often within days of each other. It is also common practice for one company to compare its product against a rival's similarly-priced offering.
Realme is all set to release the Realme 6i in India on July 24, according to a Tweet by the company's CEO. The phone is touted to be Realme's answer to the newly-released Redmi Note 9. Its initial July 16 release likely got pushed back to coincide with Xiaomi's big Redmi Note 9 reveal. The Realme 6 Pro is expected to come with a MediaTek Helio G90T, which, incidentally, also happens to power last year's Redmi Note 8 Pro. While it may be an older chip, it outperforms the Redmi Note 9's MediaTek Helio G85 convincingly. Furthermore, the Realme 6i will come with a 90Hz FHD+ panel and a quad-camera array as well.
An earlier teaser told us that the Realme 6i would retail for 'less than INR 15,000 (US$200). Considering that the phone is meant to compete with the INR 11,999 (US$160) Redmi Note 9 Pro, we can expect it to retail for around that much. The Realme 6i also has the chops to take on Xiaomi's more 'premium' Redmi Note 9 Pro, which retails at INR 13,999 (US$187).