Realme introduced two new smartphones today at the event held in India— Realme 8s 5G and Realme 8i. The midrange devices arrive as an extension of the Realme 8 series. The duo will power Mediatek processors, powerful batteries, and a Dynamic RAM Expansion feature. Below are the rest of the specs that the new smartphones offer.
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Realme 8s 5G
The front screen of the Realme 8s 5G features an LCD panel measuring 6.5-inch in size with a punch-hole cutout. The display will offer Full HD+ resolution with a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone has 128 GB of storage onboard paired with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM options. The configuration can expand through a dedicated microSD slot.
Under the hood, the Realme 8s 5G powers an octa-core CPU-based Dimensity 810 SoC. FYI, this is the first device in the world to equip this processor. Further, it has Android 11 pre-installed along with Realme UI 2.0 on top.
In the optics department, Realme 8s 5G houses a triple rear camera. However, the design shows four cameras, the last one is just a sticker with AI on top of it. The tri-lens includes a 64 MP primary sensor and a couple of 2 MP snappers for B&W portrait shots and macro pictures. While the front side carries a 16 MP selfie shooter.
The Realme 8s 5G packs a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33W of charging over a USB-C port. The other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, popular 5G bands, and navigation standards.
The Realme 8i is slightly different from the Realme 8s 5G. It flaunts a 6.6-inch LCD with Full HD+ resolution and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage. The panel offers a 120Hz with granular settings, this is the first mid-range phone with this spec.
The new MediaTek Helio G96 chipset powers the Realme 8i. The phone has 64/128 GB of storage configuration coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM. Again, the storage is expandable via a microSD slot.
The Realme 8i also houses a triple rear camera with similar lens proportions except from the 50 MP main camera. Similarly, the battery capacity is also identical to the former model but the charging support is limited to 18W.
Price and Availability
The Realme 8s 5G will go on sale from September 13 at noon IST in two color variants— Universe Blue and Universe Purple. The lower storage variant costs INR 17,999 ($245/€205), while the upper one is set at INR 19,999 ($270/€230). Users have a chance to get an INR 6,000 discount on Flipkart via the Smart Upgrade program.
The Realme 8i can be purchased from September 14 onwards in Space Black and Space Purple color variants. The device is worth INR 13,999 and INR 15,999 depending upon storage configurations.