The successors to the Realme 7 series of phones have arrived. In an online event, today Realme took the veils off the Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro. The two smartphones come with a Super AMOLED display, quad-rear cameras, and 128GB starting internal memory. The much-anticipated Realme 8 Pro 5G, however, didn’t feature in today’s launch event.
Pricing and Availability
The Realme 8 has been launched in two color options (Cyber Black and Cyber Silver) and three memory configurations. The 4GB+128GB variant is priced at INR14,999, while the 6GB+128GB comes at INR15,999. The 8GB+128GB top-of-the-line model will set you back by INR16,999.
The Realme 8 Pro will sport three color options, namely Infinite Black, Infinity Blue, and a coming-soon Illuminating Yellow. It is offered in two memory configurations: the 6GB+128GB model priced at INR17,999 and 8GB+128GB model priced at INR19,999.
Both the smartphones will be put up for sales on Flipkart starting March 15 at noon. The smartphones will also be available to buy on the Realme India website and mainline stores. Purchasing the phones via ICICI Bank Credit card and EMI transactions will fetch you a 10 percent instant discount.
The vanilla Realme 8 is covered by a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1,080×2,400p) Super AMOLED display with a 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and sunlight mode with 1,000 nits peak brightness.
Under the hood, it is powered by a MediaTek Helio G95 SoC coupled with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage that can be expanded via a microSD card. On the software side of things, it runs Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11.
In terms of cameras, the Realme 8 Pro features quad-rear cameras comprising a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP black and white sensor. On the front, a 16MP selfie camera does its job.
A massive 5,000mAh battery equipped with a 30W Dart Charge fast charging supplies fuel to the phone. A supported charger is also included in the box. Other features of the phone include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Realme 8 Pro
The Realme 8 Pro sports the same-sized display and similar display properties to the Realme 8, whereas it differs in terms of chipset, battery, and primary sensor.
The Realme 8 Pro is fueled by a Snapdragon 720 SoC paired to up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB default storage. It has the same camera sensors as the Realme 8 except for the primary sensor, which is bumped to 108MP in the Pro version.
The battery is smaller rated at 4,500mAh but comes equipped with better 50W SupercDart Charge fast charging technology. However, there is a 65W fast charger included in the box. The rest of the features are identical to the Realme 8.