realme 8 5G with 6.5-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, Dimensity 700, up to 8GB RAM, 5000mAh battery launched in India starting at Rs. 14999

realme just launched realme 8 5G, the company’s latest mid-range 5G smartphone in India, as it had promised. It has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, 90.5% screen-to-body ratio and an 16-megapixel camera inside the punch-hole. The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC with 8GB of RAM and support for 5G SA/NSA and Android 11 with realme UI 2.0.

The back cover creates a dynamic change of light when the phone is shaken,
which is called Dynamic Speed Light. To deliver this design concept, the company has used a high-gloss indium plating process on Supersonic Blue to restore a glossy sense of light and a lenticular pattern process on the Supersonic Black to present a premium mirror effect to bring out the sense of light better, said the company.

It features a 48-megapixel rear camera along with an 2-megapixel B&W camera and a 2-megapixel 4cm macro camera. The phone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

realme 8 5G specifications

  • 6.5-inch (2400  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with up to 600 nits brightness, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor (Dual 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 4GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 11 with realme UI 2.0
  • 48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 2MP B&W and 2MP 4cm macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front camera with f/2.1 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio
  • Dimensions:  162.5×74.8×8.5mm; Weight: 185g
  • 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh (typical) battery with 18W fast charging

The realme 8 5G comes in Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black colours, is priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version and the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 16,999. It will be available from Flipkart, and offline stores from April 28th. It will be available in Europe in May for 199 Euros.

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