After debuting in Thailand yesterday, the Realme 8 5G now arrives in India. Despite some design similarities with the Realme 8, the 5G model is an entirely new device that comes with several key differences starting with the chipset.
Realme 8 5G is the first device in India with MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 SoC. The 7nm chip supports sub-6 GHz connectivity with peak speeds of 2.77Gbps. It comes paired with 4/8GB RAM and 128GB storage which is expandable via microSD.
There’s a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The punch hole cutout houses a 16MP selfie shooter while the fingerprint sensor is now located on the side instead of under the display.
The camera department is headlined by Samsung’s 48MP GM1 sensor alongside two 2MP modules for macro and portrait shots. You still get a 5,000 mAh battery on board though it ships with a slower 18W charger in the box. The software front is covered by Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top.
The Realme 8 5G comes in black and blue colors and first sales are scheduled for April 28 at 12 noon. The 4/128GB model will go for INR 14,999 ($200) while the 8/128GB trim will set buyers back INR 16,999 ($226).