Realme is back with its latest phone line, the 9 series. Consisting of three handsets – the 9i, the 9 Pro and the 9 Pro+, these phones are shaking up the affordable and mid-range markets in true Realme style.
When will the Realme 9 series be released?
In the UK, there is a staggered launch for the Realme 9 range. Here’s when they will hit shelves:
- Realme 9 Pro – Out now
- Realme 9i – 4 March 2022
- Realme 9 Pro+ – 4 March 2022
These release dates vary across other countries in the world, so check the Realme website for exact timings where you are.
Sadly, like with many other devices, the Realme 9 series will not be making its way to US shores at this current time. However, you should be able to get it imported from the likes of AliExpress.
How much does the Realme 9 series cost?
Prices for the Realme 9 series start from £199 with three phone models to choose from. In the UK, these phones only offer one option for RAM and storage.
The Realme 9i comes in two colours, Prism Blue and Prism Black. Meanwhile, the Realme 9 Pro and Pro+ come in three colour choices: Aurora Green, Midnight Black and Sunrise Blue. The latter is a photochromic finish, meaning that it can change colour under direct light from blue to red.
Here are the prices for each option:
4GB RAM + 128GB storage – £199
Realme 9 Pro
8GB + 128GB storage – £299
Realme 9 Pro+
8GB + 256GB storage – £259
Best Realme 9 series deals
If you buy the Realme 9 Pro by 1 March, you can get £50 off – bringing the phone down to just £249.
The same offer applies to the Realme 9i and the Realme 9 Pro+. However, these offers will be available between 4 and 6 March. This means that you’ll pay just £169 for the 9i, and £299 for the 9 Pro+.
We’ll likely find more deals when the handsets hit shelves.
Where to buy the Realme 9 series SIM-free
Whilst all the phones aren’t on sale yet, you’ll be able to buy the Realme 9 series from the following places:
Realme 9 Pro (on sale now)
Realme 9 Pro+
At this current time, other major tech retailers such as Carphone Warehouse and Currys don’t have the Realme 9 series available for purchase. If this changes, we’ll update this article.
Where to buy the Realme 9 series on contract
It is unlikely that you’ll be able to buy the Realme 9 series on contract. However, you can look at the best SIM deals available if you buy the phone SIM-free.