Realme 8 series launched in India as the successors to the Realme 7 series that launched last year. The series features full-HD+ Super AMOLED displays and fast charging support. However, both the devices in the series 8 come with quad-rear cameras with different primary sensors. The Pro variant is available in two RAM and storage configurations. Whereas, the vanilla variant comes in three configurations.
On the other hand, the company also launched a smart scale in the country.
Price in India, Availability
In the Realme 8 series, the Pro variant comes in a 6GB + 128GB variant that is priced at Rs. 17,999 and an 8GB + 128GB variant that costs Rs. 19,999. Moreover, it will come in Infinite Black and Infinite Blue color options with an Illuminating Yellow variant coming soon.
On the other hand, in the Realme 8 series, the vanilla variant has a 4GB + 128GB configuration that costs Rs. 14,999 and a 6GB + 128GB model that is costs at Rs. 15,999. There is, in addition, a top-of-the-line 8GB + 128GB model available for Rs. 16,999. The phone comes in Cyber Black and Cyber Silver color options.
Realme 8 series will go on sale in India starting March 25 at 12 pm (noon) via Flipkart. It will also be available via the Realme India website, and mainline stores. Furthermore, sale offers include a 10 percent instant discount with ICICI Bank Credit card and EMI transactions.
Realme 8 Series Specifications
The Pro variant features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It comes with a 90.8 percent screen to body ratio, 1,000 nits peak brightness, and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC with Adreno 618 GPU. It comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. In addition, it is expandable via a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
Moreover, in the Realme 8 series, Pro variant sports a quad rear camera setup that includes a 108-MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 primary sensor with an f/1.88 lens, an 8-MP sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.25 lens, and 119-degree field-of-view (FoV), a 2-MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-MP black and white sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is a 16-MP Sony IMX471 sensor with an f/2.45 aperture lens housing in a hole-punch cutout.
Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board the Realme 8 Pro include an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetic induction sensor, accelerometer, and gyro-meter sensor. There is also an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Realme also packs a 4,500mAh battery in this phone which supports 50W SuperDart Charge fast charging technology. Interestingly, the box comes with a 65W fast charger.
Whereas, the vanilla variant in the Realme 8 series, features some key differences compared to the Pro variant. In terms of display, they feature the same specs. However, the major difference lies in terms of the processor they pack. Realme 8 powers on the octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 SoC and Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. It comes with up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage that is also expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot.
In terms of optics, the Realme 8 switches the 108-MP primary sensor found on the Realme 8 Pro with a 64-MP primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens. However, the rest of the three sensors remain the same. The selfie shooter is also the same as the Realme 8 Pro.
Connectivity options and sensors here are the same as well. The Realme 8 does have a larger battery coming in at 5,000mAh with support for slower 30W Dart Charge fast charging and the supported charger is included in the box. The Realme 8 measures 160.6×73.9×7.99mm and weighs 177 grams.
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