Realme 7 is getting a cheaper version of it, it’s the Realme 7i which was launched in India earlier today. It brings quite a bit of change in comparison to its sibling but manages to keep hold of some needed features.
The main thing here is that the Realme 7i has a 6.4-inch 90Hz display, which is quite an achievement for such a cheap phone. But Realme has skimped on the resolution here, as it gets the 720p panel only. This, though, should not bother most of the users, and the Snapdragon 662 chipset with Adreno 610 GPU it comes with — unlike the Helio G95 on the vanilla 7 — will complement it well. There’s 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, and you’ll get an option for expansion but if in case you need more internal storage, you can opt for the 128GB trim.
The Realme 7i carries the same 5,000mAh battery but it charges at 18W — a downgrade from 30W on the vanilla model. Regardless, you are still getting the same camera, including a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide one, and two 2MP macro and depth helper, however, you will be able to capture only 1080p videos at 30 fps.
As for the pricing, the Realme 7i will go on sale for INR 11,999 (~NPR 19,000) for the base storage and INR 12,999 (~ NPR 20,000) if you want the 128GB variant. The phone will have two color options, Fusion Green and Fusion Blue, and it will be available from October 16 via Realme’s own website, Flipkart, and offline stores in India.
The launch of Realme 7i, Realme 7, and in fact even the Pro variant in Nepal is quite likely, given that Realme is gaining popularity among the users in Nepal. But expect the pricing to be a bit higher than the Indian markets, which is usual.