Chinese smartphone maker realme has officially launched the realme 8 5G in India as scheduled. As expected, it is the same phone that was unveiled in Thailand yesterday. For those unaware, this device is nothing but a rebranded realme V13 5G with a different selfie camera.
realme 8 5G Specifications and Features
The newly launched realme 8 5G flaunts a 6.5-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels (FHD+), 405 PPI, and 90Hz refresh rate. This display has 600 nits peak brightness, 90.5% screen-to-body ratio, and a punch-hole at the top left corner.
The handset is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC paired with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. The realme 8 5G is the first smartphone with this chipset in India.
For optics, the device houses a triple camera setup on the back consisting of a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro snapper, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. Whereas, on the front, the phone nests a 16MP shooter inside the punch-hole for selfies and video calls (realme V13 5G has an 8MP selfie camera).
On the connectivity front, the handset supports dual-SIM, 5G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, and GNSS (GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, GALILEO, QZSS, GLONASS). It also has all the essential sensors and ports like an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dedicated MicroSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. However, it lacks NFC, which is present in the variant launched in Thailand.
Lastly, the smartphone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, runs realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11, measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5mm in dimensions, weighs 185g, and comes in two colors (Supersonic Black, Supersonic Blue).
realme 8 5G Price and Availability
The realme 8 5G will retail for the following price tags in India.
- 4GB + 128GB – ₹14,999 ($200)
- 8GB + 128GB – ₹16,999 ($227)
The first sale of the phone is scheduled for April 28 at 12 PM. It will be available for purchase on the realme online store and Flipkart.
Like most realme products, the handset will be soon available at offline retail stores across the country.
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