News hardware The best cheap smartphones for photos are coming out and they’re not from Apple or Samsung
A few days before the opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Chinese manufacturer realme draws three ambitious Android smartphones: discover the 9 Pro series, which has it in the belly.
The Chinese manufacturer realme continues to settle smoothly on the European market and for that, it clearly seeks to walk on the toes of well-established competition. With its realme 9 Pro range, it could well tempt those who swear by Xiaomi, Oppo and others, and why not also scratch a little with Samsung followers. For it, nothing better than to concentrate a significant part of its efforts on the photo part of its new terminals.
The manufacturer had been teasing its terminals for several weeks, the realme 9 Pro+ first, by highlighting its photo part, but also its “chameleon” design thanks to its Light Shift shell which reflects the sun’s rays in a new way. It is now time to learn more about this model, but also about the two others that accompany it.
Realme 9 Pro+: the new reference for the mid-range photophone?
The 9 Pro+ is the most expensive model in realme’s new range, but remains affordable: count 379.99 euros for its 6 GB + 128 GB version, and 429.99 euros for its 8 GB + 256 GB version. For these prices, we benefit from a convincing technical sheet, in particular composed of a processor MediaTek Dimensity 920 5Gof a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rateor a battery of 4500mAh fast charging compatible SuperDart 60W. A nice little detail: it has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The photo part of the realme 9 Pro+ has something to attract the eye since it consists ofa 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 as the main sensor. This is a reference that has proven its worth in the heart of the OnePlus 9 Pro (not to be confused with …) and which displays good performance. To this are added a Sony IMX355 as an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. At the front we find a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 for selfies.
The terminal is delivered under Android 12 with the realme 3.0 software overlay. Its release date is set for February 23. Our test, available in a few days, will allow you to discover this smartphone from every angle, and there are many things to say about it!
Realme 9 Pro: even cheaper 5G
This second smartphone is equipped with a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G which also allows him to benefit from very high-speed mobile. If he ignores the AMOLED, he still benefits froma 6.59-inch IPS LCD panel with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. A strategic choice on the part of realme, which sought to control the price of the realme 9 Pro to keep it competitive with the 9 Pro+.
This terminal benefits from a RAM that can go up to 13 GB of dynamic RAM. It has a three-sensor camera, including one of 64 megapixels. Here, too, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack.
On the price side, count 319.99 euros for its 6 GB + 128 GB version, and 349.99 euros for its 8 GB + 128 GB version. Its availability is also fixed at February 23.
Realme 9i: stuck in 4G
More anecdotal, but still interesting for people on a budget who are not interested in 5G, the realme 9i is a model with a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 680ofa 6.6-inch IPS LCD screen and a refresh rate of 90Hz.
It will be sold from February 23 at the price of 219.99 euros for its 4 GB + 64 GB version, and 239.99 euros for its 4 GB + 128 GB version.