Chinese mobile device brand realme is set to unveil yet another smartphone in the Kenyan market early next month.
On November 10th, in an event streamed on the brand’s online channels, realme will launch the realme 7i, one of its latest devices, in Kenya.
The realme 7i was announced last month alongside siblings like the Asia-only realme 7 and a realme 7 Pro. If the brand’s short history in the market, and that of its former mother company, Oppo, is anything to go by, we shouldn’t expect to see the Pro variant make its way to our market. The realme 7i is the one and only device.
It features a 6.5-inch “Ultra Smooth” display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio and a 90Hz refresh rate, just as we saw on the realme 6 that started selling in Kenya only last month.
The realme 7i keeps the same cameras as those on the realme 6, at least going by what we know now, with changes in the design at the back and no changes on the front.
It, however, makes a shift from MediaTek chipsets to Qualcomm’s with the Snapdragon 662. The fingerprint also moves to the back from the power button where it is located on the realme 6. The battery, too, has been bumped up to 5,000mAh and bundled with the same 18W fast-charging we have to come to expect from realme’s mid-range devices.