Realme 9i goes official with Snapdragon 680, 50MP camera, and more

Realme 9i Price in Nepal Specifications Features Availability
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After multiple leaks, Realme has finally made the 9i official. It’s the first phone in the Realme 9 series and will be joined by vanilla 9, 9 Pro, and 9 Pro+ in the future. For now, let’s take a quick peek at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Realme 9i in Nepal.

Realme 9i Overview:

Design and Display

Realme has gone with a new Prism design for its latest mid-range phones. Over 3,000 machined lines together form the phone’s prism texture. In addition, Realme has used an 8-layer optical coating process for visual effects.


Over on the front, there is a 6.6″ FHD+ LCD screen with support for a five-level 90Hz refresh rate. It’s a downgrade from Realme 8i‘s 120Hz refresh rate, by the way. The phone retains the 180Hz touch sampling rate and boasts a brightness of up to 480 nits.

Realme 9i Design and Display

Performance and Memory

This time around, Realme has switched to Qualcomm for performance. Under the hood, you’ll find Snapdragon 680 chipset, which is based on a 6nm process. This should mark a significant improvement in thermal efficiency over last year’s 12nm-based Helio G96.

As for memory, Realme 9i comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. The latter can be expanded up to 1TB using a MicroSD card.


Realme has re-designed the camera bump at the back of the phone, which takes cues from camera islands on the recent GT-series phones. In terms of the camera hardware though, nothing much has changed from last year.

Here, you are getting a 50MP primary camera accompanied by a 2MP macro and a 2MP portrait lens. Over on the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera with an f/2.1 aperture.

Realme 9i Prism Design


Realme 9i gets its juice from a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W Dart charging. A compatible charger is even included in the box. The phone still ships with Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 out of the box, even though Realme 3.0 (Android 12) has already been announced.

Realme 9i Specifications:

  • Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD, 5-level refresh rate (30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz), 180Hz touch sampling rate, 480 nits brightness
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (6nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 6GB LPDDR4X RAM (+5GB virtual RAM expansion)
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable up to 1TB)
  • Software & UI: Realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11
  • Rear Camera: Triple (50MP primary, 2MP B&W portrait, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 16MP (punch-hole)
  • Audio: Dual speaker 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 33W charging

Realme 9i Price in Nepal and Availability

Realme 9i is currently on sale in Vietnam where it goes for VND 6,490,000 for the sole 6/128GB variant. The phone is set to launch in India and it will eventually land in Nepal too. We expect the price of Realme 9i in Nepal to be NPR 35,000 when it launches here.

Realme 9i Price in Vietnam Price in  Nepal (Expected)
6/128GB VND 6,490,000 NPR 35,000
  • Meanwhile, check out our review of the Realme 8i.