realme 6 – 90Hz gaming performance – unbelievable $469 price

realme 6
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The new realme 6 provides high-performance gaming from its Helio G90T SoC and a smooth and responsive 6.5” 90Hz, 2400×1080 screen.

First, a little about realme. The realme 6 review will be a few more days.

realme was born out of OPPO although it strongly asserts its sibling independence. OPPO makes its phones, and they have the same quality and reliability that OPPO is famous for.

realme (yes, its lowercase) came to Australia last October. Its first four models represented superior value because it uses an online model only – no middlemen. These are on run-out – limited stocks. You can read reviews here.

In 2019 realme shipped 25 million handsets in 27 markets and is #7 in global smartphone market share (figures supplied by realme but impressive for a new brand). realme says it will rapidly bring new models to market as well as a range of wearables like buds and watches.

The first 2020 model is the C3 (review here) that at $269 is the most fully-featured mass-market phone you can buy.

Now it is the realme 6

  • Australian website here
  • Comet White and Comet Blue
  • Warranty: 2-years
  • Price: $469

Online only from realme e-store Australia, JB Hi-Fi online, Bing Lee, Make It Mine, 5GWorld, Essential Appliance Rentals, Amazon realme store, eBay realme store, and

Commenting on the launch, Andy Yang, Managing Director of realme Australia, says: 

“Users can go wild with the realme 6! This is the latest device to join our best selling series, the number series. It pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in smartphone capabilities and is the perfect option for both content creators and gamers. 

“Throughout and beyond 2020 we will set our sights on delivering technology that provides Aussies with immersive entertainment and creativity at an affordable price. We are thrilled for users to discover the many capabilities and powerful performance of the realme 6.”

You will need to wait for the review but here are a few salient points

Screen: 90Hz

6.5” 2400 x 18700, 405ppi, 20:9, 84.1 STBR IPS LCD but its 90Hz for smoother gaming response and lower touch lag.

Processor: G-series for gaming

Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (12 nm) Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) with Mali-G76 MC4 – this has superior graphics performance to the latest Qualcomm SD7XX series.

It has 8GB LPRDDR4X ram, 128GB UFS2.1 and up to 256GB in a dedicated microSD slot.

Battery: and damned fast charge

4300mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 30W charging for 0-100% in under an hour.

Rear Camera:

  • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
  • 2 MP B/W, f/2.4, (depth)

4k@30fps Gyro/EIS


16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, 1080p@30fps


Wi-Fi 5 AC, BT 5.0m NFC, GPS, USB-C OTG


  • Android 10 and realme UI
  • All Google services
  • Combo fingerprint/power button


  • 3.5mm combo audio jack
  • Earpiece and bottom-firing speaker

GadgetGuy’s take – realme 6 offers superior value and gaming performance for $469

Knowing the sub-$500 market well there is nothing to compare although its sibling OPPO has a compelling A91 with AMOLED but its not a gamers device.

If it stacks up as realme says it will, then it is going to be inordinately popular among mobile gamers.

Other realme releases

Andy Yang, Managing Director of realme Australia, says,

“It’s a core part of our strategy to ensure Aussies can enjoy the latest technologies and innovations without having to break the bank. This is something we will achieve with the launch of our new Band and Buds Air. 

realme Buds Air $149

The custom BT 5.0 R1 chip gives a stable connection between the earbuds and the phone, more extended battery life, and accessible smart controls.

Once paired, open the case, and the realme Buds Air recognises and connects to the device instantly. 

realme buds air
Also in black and white – remind you of something?

Features include

  • Built-in voice assistant 
  • Gaming Mode (latency is reduced by 51 per cent for video/audio sync)
  • 3 hours plus 14 hours from the USB-C Qi wireless charge case
  • Voice call noise cancelling 

realme Band $99

  • Nine sport modes: walking, running, yoga and even cricket.
  • IP68 water resistance rate
  • 2.4cm colour screen (65K colours)
  • Touch-button, five dial faces
  • High precision heart rate sensor every 5 minutes,
  • Sleep quality and generate a report s
  • Exercise ‘nags’ to get up and move

realme band
Also in black and green