Realme 6 Unboxed, Hands-on

Another budget gaming monster in the making?

Realme’s newest smartphone in town is the Realme 6, with a punch-hole selfie camera and a MediaTek G90 onboard. It also has a 30W VOOC Flash Charging, a 90Hz display, and a 4300mAh battery. These is your first look at the device.

Realme 6 specs:

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ Fullscreen display, 2400 x 1080 px, 90Hz
    Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 2.05GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T
    ARM G76 GPU
  • 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage with expansion via dedicated microSD slot
  • Quad-rear cameras:
    64MP f/1.8 Samsung GW1
    8MP f/2.3 ultrawide
    2MP f/2.4 B&W portrait
    2MP f/2.4 macro
    —4K video at 30fps, UIS video stabilization
  • 16MP f/2.0 front camera
  • Dual-SIM, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
  • USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, side-mounted Fingerprint scanner
  • Realme UI (Android 10)
  • 4,300mAh battery
    30W Flash Charge
  • Colors: Comet Blue, Comet White

Inside the box are a transparent jelly case, some papers for documentation, the SIM/micro tray ejector, the phone itself, a USB Type-C cable, and the VOOC Flash Charging 3.0 charger.

The front display is a refreshing from Realme’s usual notched displays. Aside from the Full HD resolution, the 90Hz refresh rate makes scrolling and movement on the device more fluid than other phones. The use of a punch-hole for the selfie camera is a welcome treat as well.

At the left side, we have the volume keys and the SIM/microSD card slot.

We have the power/lock button at the right side. The button’s caved in compared to the volume keys because it also acts as a fingerprint scanner.

The Realme 6, like the Realme 6i we reviewed earlier, has a USB Type-C port. Also at the bottom are the 3.5mm audio jack, a microphone, and a loudspeaker grill.

Flip the device over to its back and you can see the pristine polycarbonate back. Realme calls this colorway the Blue comet, a gradient of Skyline Blue to Ultramarine with refraction resembling a comet. There’s also the realme logo and the 64MP rear quad-camera setup.

Speaking of the cameras, what sets apart this set from the Realme 6 Pro’s is the fact that there’s no telephoto lens. Instead, we get a 2-megapixel macro lens for your super-close detailed shots. Here are some sample photos the moment we took it out of the box:

The Realme 6’s official variants, prices, and availability will be announced on May 27th. We’ve had the device for a few weeks now, so we’ll be ready to provide you with a full review by then.

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