revü Color-changing Realme 9 Pro series launching Feb 16

revü Color-changing Realme 9 Pro series launching Feb 16

Realme, one of the leading smartphone brands globally and the Philippines’ top mobile brand, has something up its sleeve in the coming weeks.

(Update, February 7: Realme 9 Pro Plus 5G vs Google Pixel 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Xiaomi 12? Realme compares its upcoming phone’s camera with those of flagship devices.)

The company has announced that both the Realme 9 Pro 5G and Realme 9 Pro Plus 5G variants will be launched on the global market February 16.

Realme 9 Pro series launch date revealed

Realme also confirmed that the Pro series flaunts the color-changing Light Shift Design feature, allowing the phones to change color when exposed to sunlight. The Light Shift Design of the two is said to be inspired by “the transition of the sky from dusk to dawn,” which gives them the unique ability to shift from a light-blue shade to a pinkish-red hue.

The company calls the colorway Sunrise Blue. And when the Realme 9 Pro 5G and Realme 9 Pro Plus 5G launch in Europe, they will be the first chameleon-like phones in the continent.

revü Color-changing Realme 9 Pro series launching Feb 16

Teaser video

The midrange lineup is also said to have a flagship camera

You might recall that the Vivo V23 5G and Vivo V23 Pro also use a material that gradually changes its color if you leave them in the sun long enough. Of course, the phones will eventually revert back to their original colors, away from direct sunlight.

Flashy aesthetics aside, Realme has also revealed some other hardware features of its upcoming smartphone line, including a 7.99mm-thick body and a weight of 182 grams for the Realme 9 Pro 5G and a MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G chipset for the Realme 9 Pro Plus 5G. The 6nm processor features powerful Cortex-A78 cores operating at 2.5GHz and a Mali-G68 MC4 graphics chip, which should deliver up to 9% faster gaming performance over the Dimensity 900. As for what’s in the rumor mill, click on this to see the leaked full-specs sheet of the non-Plus version.

Considering the brand’s popular appeal and legion of local fans, it’s probably only a matter of time before the 9 Pro series launches in the Philippines. Last year, the Realme 8 Pro with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage fetched a price tag of P16,990 (around $332) at launch.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 13 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.