Realme pre-announces Realme 9 Pro+ with Dimensity 920 chip
Realme has taken the unusual decision to pre-announce the Realme 9 Pro+ and Realme 9 Pro along with the news that they will be powered by the Dimensity 920 5G chip.
In a rather oddly worded press release, Realme revealed that it will be announcing the Realme 9 Pro series in the coming days as part of its “All in 5G” strategy. It is also confirmed that the release will introduce “Europe’s first MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G processor”.
This will be the first Plus model in Realme’s signature numbered series. There is no indication in this announcement of how the Pro+ will differ from the Pro, only that both will be 5G ready and that both will run on the same chip.
MediaTek announced the Dimensity 920 5G chip back in August, and it’s the same chip that powers the Redmi Note 11 Pro. It is built using a 6nm manufacturing process and is said to offer a 9% boost in gaming performance over its Dimensity 900 predecessor.
Last year’s Realme 8 Pro (pictured) featured the more mainstream Snapdragon 720G chip. In our 8 out of 10 review, we found the phone to be “a low-cost phone with a powerful main camera and fast charging.”
We expect its successor to be a competitor in the hotly contested sub-£300 smartphone market. It will be interesting to see how the new Plus model fares.
According to Realme, it is now the fastest growing smartphone brand on the market with 831% growth in the third quarter of 2021.