The European market is getting spoiled for choice as the Realme 6s made a surprise appearance at the X3 SuperZoom event. It’s a slightly lower cost version of the Realme 6 that launched on the Old Continent in early April.
The 6s version goes on pre-sale today and will be available from June 2. There’s only one version and it costs €200, it packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The original Realme 6 starts at €230 with the same memory configuration. The Realme 6i was €200 when it launched a couple of months ago, but it’s not nearly as nice a phone.
So, what has changed? Not much besides the main camera on the rear – it now uses a 48MP ISOCELL GW1 sensor instead of 64MP. The other three modules, the 8MP ultrawide (119°), 2MP B&W; portrait cam and 2MP macro shooter are the same. Тhat goes for the 16MP selfie cam and its punch hole too.
The rear camera supports the same modes, including Super Nightscape 2.0, Chroma Boost and others. The front camera has similar skills with both Portrait and Portrait Nightscape modes as well as the ability to capture 120fps slow-mo video.
Speaking of video, the Realme 6s can record at up to 4K resolution (unlike the 6i) and supports UIS and UIS Max video stabilization pictures (if you’re wondering about the difference, Max uses the ultra wide instead of the main cam, both UIS options go down to 1080p resolution).
The Realme 6s has a 90Hz Ultra Smooth display, a 6.5” panel with 1080p+ resolution, covered with Gorilla Glass 3. The software can automatically switch between 60Hz and 90Hz, depending on the content. This is an LCD so the fingerprint reader is mounted on the side. For comparison, the 6i has a 720p+ display.
The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, another major upgrade over the “i” version. With two Cortex-A76 and six A55 cores as well as a Mali-G76 MC GPU, this 12nm chip packs a lot of punch for this segment. Again, it’s paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (UFS 2.1. There’s a dedicated microSD card slot if you need more.
The 4,300mAh battery supports 30W Flash Charge, which can load the battery from dead flat to 100% in 55 minutes. If you only have half an hour, you’ll get 70% charge. The phone can also work with 15W USB Power Delivery chargers, so you can do quick top-ups with various non-Realme chargers and power banks. Besides the USB-C port, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and both are sealed to keep water out.
The Realme 6s is up on the company’s official site, only in Eclipse Black for now (there will also be a Lunar White color). Retailer Carrefour will have units available from June 15.