Last year, Realme launched the X7 series in China. The lineup consisted of the vanilla X7 and X7 Pro—both with MediaTek Dimensity chipsets. Realme re-branded V15 as X7 for the Indian market, while the Pro model launched as is. Now, fresh leaks have revealed that the company is prepping for the launch of its successor. The upcoming Realme X9 series (X9, X9 Pro) will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.
Realme X9, X9 Pro Rumors Roundup:
Like the existing X7 series, the Realme X9 lineup will have three devices. The company is adding a “Master Edition” to go with the Realme X9 and X9 Pro. Information about the three phones was scarce, up until now. The Pro variant has now leaked in full, revealing much of its key specifications.
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Realme X9 Pro (RMX3366)
The latest leak suggests that the Realme X9 Pro will be a rebadged Oppo Reno 6 Pro+. The phone is already part of the TENAA listing with the RMX3366 model number.
Design and Display
As for the specs, Realme X9 Pro will feature a 6.55-inch E3 AMOLED panel from Samsung. The curved edges of the display will add to the premium feel of the device. Its 90Hz refresh rate will be a step down from the 120Hz on the Realme X7 Pro.
Realme X9 Pro will have a slim profile with a thickness of just 8mm. An aluminum alloy frame will hold the device together. In addition, the front and the back of the phone will have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Performance and Memory
Moving on, the Chinese variant of the phone will pack a powerful chipset in the form of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. Built on a 7nm process, it is the overclocked version of last year’s Snapdragon 865+.
Likewise, X9 Pro’s global variant is expected to feature Dimensity 1200 instead. In related news, OnePlus is rumored to rebrand the global variant of Realme X9 Pro as its upcoming Nord 2. Furthermore, X9 Pro will be available with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
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Rest of the specs
Realme X9 Pro will flaunt a triple camera setup at the back. Sony’s 50MP IMX766 sensor will replace the 64MP IMX686 in its predecessor as the primary camera. Plus, an ultra-wide lens and a 2MP monochrome lens will accompany it. There will be a 32MP selfie shooter on the front.
X9 Pro will get its juice from a 4500mAh battery in a dual-cell configuration. This means that the phone will support 65W Dart Charging. As expected, it will boot on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top. Unfortunately, it will not inherit features like X-axis linear motor, telephoto camera, and OIS from the Reno 6 Pro+.
Realme X9 Pro Specifications (Rumored):
- Display: 6.55-inch AMOLED, 90Hz refresh rate
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Snapdragon 870 5G / Dimensity 1200
- Memory: 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- Software & UI: Realme 2.0 on top of Android 11
- Rear Camera: Triple; (50MP primary, 16MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth)
- Front Camera: 32MP (punch-hole)
- Security: In-display fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 4500mAh with 65W charging
As for the standard X9, we know that it will feature Snapdragon 778G processor. It is the successor to last year’s Snapdragon 768G. The new chipset is built on TSMC’s 6nm process and comes with a tri-cluster CPU architecture with 1x Cortex-A78 (@ 2.4GHz), 3x Cortex-A78 (@ 2.2GHz), and 4x Cortex-A55 (@ 1.9GHz). Unfortunately, this is all we know about the X9 so far.
Realme X9 and X9 Pro Price & Availability
Realme X9 series could soon launch in China. According to leaks, the X9 Pro will be priced at 2,699 Yuan and 2,999 Yuan for 8/128GB and 8/256GB variants, respectively. Similarly, the standard Realme X9 will have a price between 2,000 and 2,500 Yuan.
|Realme X9 series||Expected Price in China|
|Realme X9 Pro||8/128GB||2,699 Yuan|
|Realme X9||2,000 – 2,500 Yuan|
- Meanwhile, check out our unboxing and the first impression of the Realme X7 Max.