Realme 8 5G has been launched in India, a day after its Thailand launch. This is a budget smartphone by Realme, and its key specifications include a 90Hz hole-punch display, an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, and a triple rear camera setup. The Realme 8 5G is an upgrade to the Realme 8 that debuted in India last month – alongside the Realme 8 Pro. The smartphone has up to 128GB internal storage, along with a Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) technology that is claimed to convert the built-in storage into virtual RAM.
Realme 8 5G price in India, availability
The Realme 8 5G price in India starts at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage option and Rs 16,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The smartphone is offered in Supersonic Black and Supersonic Blue colour options. The phone will go on sale in the country from April 28, 12PM (noon) through Realme.com, Flipkart, and offline retailers.
In addition to the India market, the Realme 8 5G will also be available in Europe in May at a starting price of EUR 199 (around Rs 18,000). The Realme 8 5G first launched in Thailand on Wednesday, April 21 at a price tag of THB 9,999 (around Rs 24,000) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.
Realme 8 5G specifications
The Realme 8 5G runs on Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 and features a 6.5-inch FHD+ (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) display with 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, 600 nits of peak brightness, and Dragontrail Glass protection.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, paired with ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, along with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage as standard that is expandable via microSD card up to 1TB through a dedicated slot. You are also getting the DRE technology that is touted to convert the storage into virtual RAM for smoother multitasking.
The triple rear camera setup of the Realme 8 5G houses a 48MP Samsung GM1 primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP monochrome sensor with an f/2.4 portrait lens and a 2MP macro sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The Realme 8 5G also has a 16MP snapper at the front, with an f/2.1 aperture.
The rear camera features on this phone include Nightscape, 48M Mode, Pro Mode, AI Scan, Super Macro, and more. The front camera features include Portrait, Nightscape, Timelapse, and more. The phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Realme 8 5G carries a 5,000mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge fast charging support. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.
Connectivity options onboard include 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS / A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. Besides, the phone measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5mm and weighs 185 grams.
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