5G technology may be gaining a lot of momentum, but not a lot of people in the world still have access to it. This is why Realme still came out with the Realme 9 4G.

Launched a couple of weeks after the Realme 9 5G and 9 Pro Plus models, the Realme 9 4G is no slouch. In fact, it’s better than its 5G counterpart in some areas.


The money saved from the cheaper, 4G-only Snapdragon 680 chipset was used to get more RAM. This one has 8GB of memory, versus the 5G model’s 4GB and 6GB options.

It also has a much better camera. This device is the first to use the sharp 108-megapixel ISOCELL HM6 sensor from Samsung. It boasts an upgraded NanoPixel Plus 9-to-1 pixel binning and is said to be 123% better in gathering light.


The 4G variant now also has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, joined by a 2-megapixel macro lens.

Another major upgrade is the move to an AMOLED panel versus the former’s IPS. It also has an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 90Hz refresh rate, and up to 360Hz touch sampling when gaming.


Realme didn’t touch the already impressive 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

It will also ship with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and the latest Android 12-based Realm UI 3.0 software.


The Realme 9 4G will be available in India starting April 12 with a starting price of INR15,999 (around Php10,800) for the 6GB/128GB and INR16,999 (around Php11,500) for the 8GB/129GB. No word yet if it’s also coming to the Philippines.

Realme 9 4G Specs

  • Android 12, Realme UI 3.0
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 411ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 108-megapixel (HM6, f/1.7) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • In-display fingerprint scanner with heart-rate sensor, Face unlock
  • Single loudspeaker, Headphone jack
  • Hi-Res audio
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 160.2 x 73.3 x 7.99mm
  • Weight: 179g
  • Colors: Sunburst Gold, Meteor Black, Stargaze White
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 33W dart charger

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