Realme 6i With MediaTek Helio G80 SoC Arriving on March 17

The Realme C3 has Helio G70 SoC underneath, the Realme 6i will have Helio G80 and the recently launched Realme 6 has Helio G90T

Highlights
  • The Realme 6i will be powered by Mediatek Helio G80 chipset
  • The official launch will take place in Myanmar on March 17
  • Realme might launch the 6i in India in early April

Realme 6i will go official on March 17 in Myanmar, according to the official teaser posted by the company. As the name of the smartphone itself suggests, the Realme 6i will the third smartphone in the Realme 6 series and it will succeed the Realme 5i that went official in India in January 2020. The Realme 6i is also expected to be the company’s new face in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment. Earlier, the ‘Number’ series represented Realme under Rs 10,000, however, that has changed with the arrival of Realme 6 as it became a successor to the Realme 5 Pro and not the Realme 5i. So it is pretty much evident that the Realme 6i could likely be priced at Rs 9,999 for the base variant. The teaser image of the Realme 6i also confirms that it will be the world’s first device with MediaTek Helio G80 chipset.

Realme 6i Arriving Next Week: What We Know So Far

The Realme 6 series went official on March 5, so we can expect the Realme 6i to reach Indian shores next month. The Realme 6i popped up on the FCC website a few weeks ago and it will measure 164.4 x 75.4 x 9mm. The handset will also weigh 195 grams and the FCC listing even revealed the device would have a 5000mAh battery. The Realme 5i featured a 5000mAh battery so it won’t come as a surprise if the Realme 6i retains it.

Other confirmed features include USB Type-C port and 18W fast charging support. Yes, the Realme 6i will take on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 which has both the features mentioned above. By the time Realme 6i goes official in India, Xiaomi might launch the Redmi Note 9 as well.

As you can see from the teaser image, the Realme 6i will be the world’s first handset with MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. This will complete Realme’s 2020 portfolio- the Realme C3 has Helio G70 SoC underneath, the Realme 6i will have Helio G80 and the recently launched Realme 6 has Helio G90T. The Realme 6i will have a fingerprint scanner placed on the rear side and there will be a 48MP primary camera on the back.

Right now, all we can say the Realme 6i will launch in Myanmar on March 17, which could be followed by India launch in early April.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

The G70 is smooth as fuck already(It’s light years ahead of my crappy 625 with 8 slow fucking cores). G80 for the 6i would be great. Waiting for more phone manufacturers to adopt these new chips. The 675 would’ve been an awesome chip, but Qualcomm killed it(The only 675 phone available today is the Vivo V19, and it’s too fucking expensive, and no development).

Now Mediatek is coming to the midrange, and upper midrange segment, and I hope they provide great development for both Redmi and Realme phones.

Gurkiran
Gurkiran

True, phones with Qualcomm chips are too expensive…& I think Realme has caught the weak point thats why its bringing more affordable phones with the mediatek chips which are no less in performance

Nikhil
Nikhil

First of all, snapdragon 625 has A53 cores which is outdated. These have A55 cores. Now there will be A56 cores or next one to that.

Second thing Redmi Note 7 Pro and Vivo U20 has snapdragon 675 which is at 9999 for 4GB+64GB. Vivo V17 Pro also has it.

In which world you stay nowadays?

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

There are no phones releasing this year with the 675 chip. That’s the problem. They should release good processors like those for at least 3 years. This year was just 765G for the upper midrange, and 720G for the lower midrange. Qualcomm is still using the old architecture for the midrange 662 and 460 series, although this time they added A73. But still though. It’s time to get rid of that old big.LITTLE arch for good, and switch to A75/A55(DynamIQ) combo for lower midrange chips like the G70 and G80 series. There won’t be A56 cores at all. ARM stuck… Read more »

Girish Gowda | BengaLuru
Girish Gowda | BengaLuru

I got my dad RN7 Pro because it had SD 675 chipset at 10k.
Nobody is killing it.

Faraz
Faraz

For me, Snapdragon 675 would have been great for Redmi note 9 with 48 MP quad camera setup and decent 16 or 20 MP selfie even @ 10,999
G70 in 9A
& G80 in Redmi 9.

Faraz
Faraz

Cortex A53 architecture from 2012 to 2019..
Longest duration among any architecture period.
No one should fall for it in 2020 for the likes of Redmi 8A dual etc.
Better buy Realme C3, Redmi Y3 etc.
Any processor above 662 is acceptable in 2020.
& Snapdragon 700 series from next year.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

True Faraz, and even in 2020, Helio P65 is still using those chips. Older models are still stuck with the old big.LITTLE arch of A73 and A53 combo.

Krrish
Krrish

These Chinese companies are building hysteria and people are falling for it

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