Alongside the Realme 9 5G smartphone launch in the Indian market, the China-based company has also launched the Realme 9 SE 5G smartphone in India, adding yet another device to the existing lineup of Realme 9i, Realme 9 Pro, and Realme 9 Pro Plus.
With the launch of the Realme 9 SE smartphone, the company finally has a device with the “SE” suffix in this lineup. The company has also confirmed that the SE stands for Speed Edition.
Similar to Realme 9, the SE model uses the new Starlight Texture Design language. It features a 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS display with DCI-P3 color gamut, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, up to 600nits brightness, and adaptive refresh rate up to 144Hz.
Under the hood, the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor. It also comes with Qualcomm AI Engine that enables AI performance up to 12 TOPS and features Snapdragon Elite Gaming with variable-rate shading for improved low latency.
It runs the Android 12 operating system out-of-the-box with the company’s own Realme UI 3.0 on top. The device is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 30W Dart fast charging technology.
For cameras, similar to the Realme 9 5G, this one too has a triple-camera setup on the back. It consists of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 20megapixel depth-sensing lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. On the front side, there’s a 16-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video calling.
Realme 9 SE 5G Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G bands:
- 1, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA – India
- SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave – International
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Announced: 2022, March 10
- Status: Exp. release 2022, March
- Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.8 x 8.5 mm (6.47 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)
- Weight: 199 g (7.02 oz)
- Build: Glass front (Panda Glass), plastic back
- Colors: Starry Glow, Azure Glow
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD, 144Hz, 480 nits (typ), 600 nits (HBM)
- Size: 6.6 inches, 104.8 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2412 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~400 ppi density)
- Protection: Panda Glass
- Android 11, Realme UI 2.0
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670)
- GPU: Adreno 642L
- Storage: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- UFS 2.2
- Main Camera: Triple
- 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (deoth)
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.1, 26mm (wide), 1/3.09″, 1.0µm
- Features: HDR, panorama
- Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
- NFC: No
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 30W, 50% in 25 min (advertised)
Realme 9 SE 5G Price and Availability
The Realme 9 SE 5G is available in Starry Glow and Azure Glow color options.
- 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model goes for INR19,999 (~$262)
- 8GB RAM with 128GB storage model goes for INR22,999 (~$302).
The phone will go on sale from 14th March in India through Realme.com, Flipkart, and offline stores across the country.