Realme has been in the Kenyan market for quite some time now. The brand, which under the BBK Electronics umbrella, and the same company that owns the likes of OPPO and OnePlus, is insanely popular in Asia. All its growth has been attributed to its marketing plan: offering quality phones at attractive prices. It is a winning formula that has been used by other brands before, and Realme hasn’t not deviated from it.
While the company has not brought its high-end devices to Kenya, it has been quite consistent with its budget offerings, some of which we have reviewed here. And the outcome has always been positive. These are great phones and make the market better because the proliferation of affordable and quality phones pushes the ecosystem to higher limits, and the customer ends up benefitting in the long run.
A couple of weeks ago, the company launched the Realme 9 series. One of its members, namely the 9i will make a local appearance sometime next week here in Kenya.
The official launch date has not been revealed, but we will keep you updated.
In the meantime, the device appears to be an interesting offer based on what it packs under the hood. Here are some of its specs:
Processor: Snapdragon 680
RAM: 4/6 GB
Memory: 64/128 GB
Screen: 6.6 inches, FHD+, 90Hz
Battery: 5000 mAh, 33W fast-charging
Cameras: Triple with 50MP main sensor, 16 MP selfie
Colours: Prism blue, and prism black
Pricing details have not been revealed, but the device is expected to cost between KES 21000 and KES 25000.
In the same breath, Realme will also bring more members of the 9 series, namely the 9, 9 4G and the 9 Pro. We were expecting the company to bring the GT2 Pro to Kenya but that will possibly not happen, which is kind of sad because the device is powered by this year’s flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Nonetheless, are you looking forward to the 9i?