realme 9i officially debuts in Malaysia to set New Benchmark for Smartphones below RM1,000

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realme Malaysia today officially launched its game changing and benchmark-setting smartphone, the realme 9i to Malaysians. The fastest growing smartphone brand introduced the realme 9i to bring greater technology at better value and accessibility to the masses, with the first brand in Malaysia to bring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 6nm processor and 33W Dart Charge feature at RM869.00. The realme 9i will be available for purchase starting 22nd January 2022 on realme Malaysia’s Official Store only on Shopee, priced RM869.

“The realme 9i is a true testament to our brand philosophy of Dare To Leap, delivering powerful flagship-level performance and features to our fans below RM1,000.00, setting a new benchmark and demonstrating value for money,” said Crystal Gong, Brand Director of realme Malaysia. “We are proud to introduce the 9i as a continuation of our Number Series smartphone line up and continuously working hard to making technology accessible to our Malaysian fans.”

A Premium Visual Experience

The realme 9i comes in two gorgeous colour options, Prism Blue and Prism Black, featuring the Stereo Prism Design that holds a prismatic texture of more than 3,000 prism-like line combinations to deliver a mesmerizing visual experience. The design comes with a special 8-Layer Optical Coating process, in which eight layers of light refraction is captured to deliver high colour saturations with dazzling light effects.

The 9i also boasts a 6.6-inch LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate to deliver a vibrant and smooth viewing experience to users with high peak brightness of 480nit on a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8%. realme have also introduced an adaptive 5-level refresh rate feature into the 9i, where it intelligently changes its screen refresh rate between 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz and 90Hz depending on its use to help save energy consumption, allowing longer usage.

ActivityRefresh Rate
Static30Hz
Movie48Hz
Teleplay50Hz
Video60Hz
Game60Hz or 90Hz
Information Stream90Hz


Next-Level Performance

The realme 9i comes with the most advanced processor in its price segment in Malaysia, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 6nm processor, to bring huge performance improvements. Compared to the conventional 12nm processors used in smartphones in the below-RM1,000 category, the realme 9i’s 6nm processor brings an ultra-high transistor density to hold 114 million transistors per square millimeter, a staggering 211% increase in number of transistors compared to 12nm chipsets. This means the 6nm processor can deliver an overall performance boost of up to 46% and a lower power consumption up to 62%.

Compared to the previous generation Snapdragon 662, the new Snapdragon 680 6nm processor brings a 25% CPU performance increase, a 10% GPU performance increase, and a 25% AI performance increase. It also delivers much faster app launch speeds and allows the 9i to have a cooler performance and smoother frame rates on average when being used for gaming.

The 9i also comes with realme’s Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) Technology, in which the device’s read-only memory (ROM) can be converted into virtual random-access memory (RAM) to allow users additional RAM to easily take on heavy-duty tasks and run multiple apps.

9i’s Basic MemoryDRE9i’s Basic Memory with Max DRE
6GB + 128GBUp to 5GB virtual RAM11GB + 128GB
4GB + 128GBUp to 3GB virtual RAM7GB + 128GB

To complement the high storage demand of users today, the realme 9i will come with a large 128GB built-in storage, with an addition of up to 1TB external memory through an external microSD card.

Ultra-Fast Charging

The realme 9i brings the 33W Dart Charge, another flagship-like feature to its users. First in segment to have this feature, the 33W Dart Charge brings a mix of high-voltage and low-current charging technology to provide lightning-fast charging, which delivers 100% battery charge from zero in only 70 minutes. The device also comes with an intelligent five-core protection system to bring safe and fast charging to 9i users.

On battery performance, the realme 9i features a 5,000mAh massive battery to deliver 41 days of standby time. When in use, the 9i can support up to 116.3 hours of music playing time, 48.4 hours of calling time, 8.3 hours of gaming time, and 20.7 hours of WhatsApp.

Capture Incredible Moments

The realme 9i is also a smartphone for photography loves and content creators that comes with a 50MP AI Triple Camera to take crystal clear images or videos at any time. Alongside the 50MP primary camera, the realme 9i also features a 4MP Ultra Macro lens with 4cm focus distance and a dedicated 2MP black and white portrait lens, fully equipping users with a complete arsenal for stunning photos on-the-go. The 9i also comes with a 16MP front facing camera with an AI Beauty Selfie feature for amazing selfies.

Product Availability

ProductColourPricing (RRP)Availability and Promotion
realme 9i 6GB + 128GBPrism Blue and Prism BlackRM869.00First sale on 22nd January 2022 at realme Authorised Stores and realme Malaysia’s Official Store on Shopee  
Preorder starts on 19 January 2022, at 5pm on realme Malaysia’s Official Store on Shopee, with complementary realme Buds Air 2 Neo available only for the first 500 customers
realme 9i 4GB + 128GBPrism Blue and Prism BlackRM779.00Availability to be announced at a later date
realme Mobile Game TriggerN/ARM69.00Preorder starts on 19 January 2022, 5pm on realme Malaysia’s Official Store on Shopee at RM39.00
realme Brick Bluetooth SpeakerN/ARM169.00Preorder starts on 19 January 2022, at 5pm on realme Malaysia’s Official Store on Shopee at RM139.00

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