Realme is a big fan of MediaTek’s Dimensity chipsets, especially when building affordable 5G devices. Last year it launched the first Dimensity 810 phone in India, as well as the first Dimensity 1200 phone. Next on its to-do list is to launch the first phone with a Dimensity 920 in Europe.
This is part of what it calls the “All in 5G” strategy that will kick off with the launch of the upcoming Realme 9 series. The first Dimensity 920 phone in question is the Realme 9 Pro+.
The 920 chip is fabbed on TSMC’s 6 nm node and feature two Cortex-A78 cores (2.5 GHz) and six A55 cores (2.0 GHz), plus a Mali-G68 MC4 GPU and a 5G modem (sub-6 GHz). It supports 1080p+ displays iwht up to 120 Hz refresh rate and should deliver 9% better gaming performance than the Dimensity 900.
As for the strategy, the plan is simple – bring affordable 5G phones to Europe to continue fueling the already impressive growth. Here’s a chart that shows Realme’s rise in several European countries last year compared to 2020 – and that’s just the number series!
The Pro+ alone isn’t enough, which is why the company will also launch the Realme 9 Pro. It is mum on what chipset will be used for this phone, but leaks suggest it will be the Snapdragon 695, another 6 nm chip (TSMC) with two Cortex-A78 derived cores (2.2 GHz), a GPU and display driver for 1080p+ 120 Hz displays and a 5G modem (sub-6 GHz).
We haven’t heard anything official about the Realme 9 5G coming to Europe, so it will be just the two Pros (at least at first).
Realme’s growth in Europe is impressive and it’s not limited to just that region – according to data by Counterpoint Research, the company had grown 831% in Q3 2021 compared to the same quarter in 2020. For comparison, the global average growth (looking only at key OEMs) was 121%.
Realme shipped a total of 40 million phones last year in its number series, the Realme C, Narzo and GT series are quite successful in their own right as well.