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Realme has launched the Realme 8 5G in India today. The device was first unveiled in Thailand yesterday and now, the company has brought it to India. Read on to the end for the specs and availability of Realme’s most affordable 5G phone in India. The company also revealed pricing and availability details for the Illuminating Yellow variant of the Realme 8 Pro at the event.
Realme 8 5G: Specifications
Realme 8 5G has a 6.5-inch FHD + LCD screen with 2400 x 1080p resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a maximum brightness of 600 nits. To recall, the 4G version of the Realme 8 included a 60Hz AMOLED display.
Under the hood, the Realme 8 5G includes MediaTek’s 7nm Dimensity 700 chipset. In particular, this is the first phone in India to come equipped with the Dimensity 700 SoC. The 4G variant of Realme 8, on the other hand, has MediaTek 12nm Helio G95 chipset. You get 4/8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage (expandable up to 1 TB with a microSD card).
While the Realme 8 5G brings an update in the chipset department, trade-offs are made on the optics front. You get a 48MP primary sensor with f / 1.8 aperture along with a 2MP f / 2.4 monochrome lens and a 2MP f / 2.4 macro camera. For selfies, there is a 16MP f / 2.1 sensor housed in the punched hole at the top left. In case you’re wondering, the 4G variant has a 64MP quad rear camera setup with a useful 8MP f / 2.25 ultra-wide lens. You won’t get an ultra-wide lens on the Realme 8 5G variant, which is surely disappointing.
Finally, it has a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 18 W fast charging on board. The device offers a side-mounted fingerprint sensor to unlock the device. And in terms of software, the device runs Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11.
Pricing and availability
Realme 8 5G is available in Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black colourways without the intrusive ‘Dare to Leap’ branding on the rear.
The device comes in two configurations: 4GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. The base 4GB model is priced at Rs. 14,999, while the high-end 8GB model costs Rs. 16,999. The Realme 8 5G will go on sale from April 28 through the Realme online store, Flipkart and offline retail stores.
Coming to the new Illuminating Yellow variant of the Realme 8 Pro, it costs Rs. 17,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant and Rs. 19,999 for the 8GB + 128GB model. The first sale is scheduled for April 26 through the Realme online store, Flipkart and offline stores.
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