Alongside the today’s announcement of the Realme 9 Pro, the company also launched the Realme 9 Pro+. Both devices come with powerful midrange chipsets, big batteries and rapid charging, and the Plus comes with a large-sensor 50MP main camera.
Realme 9 Pro+
The Realme 9 Pro+ features a 6.43” AMOLED of Full HD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. It has a fingerprint scanner underneath that can also measure your heart rate.
The chipset is a Dimensity 920 with 5G capabilities and is one of the more powerful in the midrange segment. It is coupled with 6GB or 8GB RAM, and 128GB or 256GB storage.
The highlight of the Realme 9 Pro+ is its triple camera with a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor behind an f/1.8 lens. It is the very same sensor found in some flagship smartphones like the Oppo Find X3 Pro and the company’s own Realme GT 2 Pro. The other two cameras are an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide-angle shooter and a 2MP f/2.4 macro unit.
The selfie camera, tucked in the punch hole in the upper left corner of the screen, has a 16MP sensor.
The Realme 9 Pro+ arrives in three colors, but the most intriguing is the Sunrise Blue. It has a photochromic layer that changes from blue to a pinkish-red hue in a matter of seconds when exposed to sunlight or UV light. It needs just 3 seconds to make the switch and will fade away and return to blue in about 5 minutes.
The 4,500mAh supports 60W SuperDart charging, and while it may sound slower than the 65W of the Realme 7 Pro it actually throttles less and achieves a full charge in 45 minutes, which is 2 minutes quicker. The Realme 9 Pro+ is arriving with Android 12 out of the box with Realme UI 3.0 on top.
Realme 9 Pro+ Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66
- 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Announced: 2022, February 16
- Status: Exp. release 2022, February 21
- Dimensions: 160.2 x 73.3 x 8 mm (6.31 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)
- Weight: 182 g (6.42 oz)
- Colors: Midnight Black, Aurora Green, Sunrise Blue
- Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 430 nits (typ), 600 nits (HBM)
- Size: 6.4 inches, 98.9 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Heart rate monitor feature
- Android 12, Realme UI 3.0
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
- Storage: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: No
- UFS 2.2
- Main Camera: Triple
- 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
- 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
- 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
- Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/480fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
- Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/3.09″, 1.0µm
- Features: HDR, panorama
- Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
- 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, BDS
- NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 60W, 100% in 44 min (advertised)
- USB Power Delivery 3.0
Realme 9 Pro+ Price and Availability
The Realme 9 Pro+ comes in Sunrise Blue, Aurora Green, or Midnight Black. Prices are as below;
- 6/128 GB model goes for INR24,999 ($335)
- 8/128 GB model goes for INR26,999 ($360)
- 8/256 GB model goes for INR28,999 ($385).
Interested buyers can get lower the price down to 70% of the original cost through a Flipkart-only trade-in program.
First sale is scheduled for February 21 at 12 PM IST, and the phone will also be available at Realme’s own website and some offline stores.