The Realme 8 series of smartphones were launched in India earlier this year. The series includes the vanilla Realme 8 5G and Realme 8 Pro 5G models. Now, the company seems to be working towards adding another smartphone to the series. The Realme 8i has now surfaced online and the design renders of the device have been leaked ahead of its launch. In addition, the Realme 8i specs have also been tipped.
The smartphone’s design and specifications have been leaked by Digit, in collaboration with noted tipster OnLeaks. It is not like we did not know that the smartphone was in the works as Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth has already teased the device via Episode 28 of AskMadhav, earlier this month itself. Now, it seems like the launch of the device may actually be closer than expected.
One of the most attractive details about the Realme 8i specs is the fact that it will come with the Helio G96 chipset. If this is to be believed, it will be the very first smartphone to feature this particular chipset. Moreover, although the Realme 8i price in India is currently under wraps, we can expect it to be the cheapest offering in the series. From the looks of it, the Realme 8i launch date in India may be unveiled by the company soon.
Without any further ado, let us take a quick look at the design and specs of the upcoming smartphone.
Realme 8i Design
Going by the leaked renders of the Realme 8i, we can see that the smartphone will come with a glossy finish at the back panel. Additionally, the renders also reveal a gradient design at the back panel along with curved edges. The design renders also reveal a square-ish camera module that houses a triple rear camera setup along with LED flash. The selfie sensor will be housed within a punch-hole cutout at the front.
Further, the design renders reveal that the smartphone will come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Now, this side-mounted fingerprint sensor is integrated within the power button itself, as we see on most phones these days. The device also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack along with an USB Type-C port for charging.
Realme 8i Specifications (Leaked)
Starting off with the Realme 8i specs, the device will come with a 6.59-inch Full HD+ display. In addition, the display will boast a fast 120Hz refresh rate. The design renders, as mentioned before, reveals the presence of a punch-hole design at the front. The device is expected to run on Android 11 right out of the box.
Under the hood, the smartphone will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC. The octa-core chipset comes with two Cortex-A76 cores that feature a clock speed of up to 2.05GHz. Additionally, the chipset comes with six Cortex-A55 cores as well. The chipset pairs up with the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. The processor and GPU will be coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage.
For photos and videos, the Realme 8i specs will include a triple rear camera setup. The setup includes a 50-megapixel primary sensor along with a 2-megapixel portrait sensor. There is also another 2-megapixel sensor for macro shots in the setup. At the front, the handset will sport a 16-megapixel selfie shooter.
On the battery front, the device will reportedly pack a big 5000mAh battery along with fast charging. However, the exact power of the fast charging tech is currently under wraps. The smartphone is expected to come with a plastic build. Further, it is expected to come with a thickness of 8.6mm and weigh 194 grams. Unfortunately, the Realme 8i launch date in India and price are not known at the moment.
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