Realme 8 5G hits India

Michail, 22 April 2021

After debuting in Thailand yesterday, the Realme 8 5G now arrives in India. Despite some design similarities with the Realme 8, the 5G model is an entirely new device that comes with several key differences starting with the chipset.

Realme 8 5G hits India

Realme 8 5G is the first device in India with MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 SoC. The 7nm chip supports sub-6 GHz connectivity with peak speeds of 2.77Gbps. It comes paired with 4/8GB RAM and 128GB storage which is expandable via microSD.

There’s a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The punch hole cutout houses a 16MP selfie shooter while the fingerprint sensor is now located on the side instead of under the display.

Realme 8 5G hits India

The camera department is headlined by Samsung’s 48MP GM1 sensor alongside two 2MP modules for macro and portrait shots. You still get a 5,000 mAh battery on board though it ships with a slower 18W charger in the box. The software front is covered by Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top.

Realme 8 5G hits India

The Realme 8 5G comes in black and blue colors and first sales are scheduled for April 28 at 12 noon. The 4/128GB model will go for INR 14,999 ($200) while the 8/128GB trim will set buyers back INR 16,999 ($226).


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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

is 4g carrier aggregation available?

  • Tusharma

They launched Realme 8 5G very soon after the 4G smartphone. But it looks good enough with the smart camera and the Mediatek 5G chipset.

  • AnkitG

The features of this device look good enough at the cost. People will go for the new Dimensity 700 chipset in the device.

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