After launching the Realme 8 series in India earlier this year, the Chinese giant today launched two new smartphones under the Realme 8 line in India. Called Realme 8s 5G and Realme 8i, these new devices feature a variety of high-end features, including a high refresh rate display and a 5,000mAh battery.
Before moving on to the pricing and availability of Realme 8s 5G and Realme 8i, let’s take a quick look at their key specifications and features.
Realme 8s 5G and Realme 8i launched in India
Realme 8i: Main specifications and functions
Starting with Realme 8i, the device boasts a 6.6-inch Full HD + IPS display that supports a refresh rate of 120Hz. Realme it is The first device in the price range with a 120Hz display.. In addition, the display resolution is 2412 x 1080, the screen-to-body ratio is 90.80%, and it supports 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. In addition, there is a 16MP AI compatible punchhole camera on the front for selfies.
Now, when it comes to cameras, the Realme 8i rocks the triple camera setup on the back. This includes a primary 50MP Samsung S5KJN1 lens with an f / 1.8 aperture, a 2MP monochrome lens with an f / 2.4 aperture, and another 2MP macro lens with an f / 2.4 aperture.
The Realme 8i is powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset, a 12nm-based octa-core processor. Combined with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.In addition, the device comes with Realme Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) Technology This effectively adds up to 5GB of RAM in high performance situations. However, keep in mind that the low-end storage variant of Realme 8i, which is a 4GB + 64GB model, does not support DRE. Nevertheless, there is a microSD slot for storage expansion up to 1TB onboard.
Besides this, the device is equipped with a 5,000mAh high capacity battery that supports 18W fast charging. According to Realme, Realme 8i lasts 28 days in standby mode and offers 47 hours of talk time, 40 hours of music playback and 11 hours of YouTube streaming on a full charge.
In addition to these, the device comes with Bluetooth 5.0, high-speed Wi-Fi support, and GPS on the connection surface. It has a triple card slot for dual nano-SIM cards and microSD cards. In addition, it also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Realme 8i runs Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 as it is.
In terms of colorways, the Realme 8i comes in two colors, Space Black and Space Purple.
Realme 8s 5G: Main specifications and functions
Looking at the Realme 8s 5G, the device features a 6.5-inch Full HD + IPS LCD display with a design that has almost no bezel. The display panel supports a 90Hz refresh rate, a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio, a peak brightness level of 600 nits, and a resolution of 2400 x 1080.
When it comes to optics, the Realme 8s 5G, like its siblings, rocks the triple camera setup on the back. Includes a primary 64MP lens, a 2MP monochrome lens, and a 2MP macro lens to capture stunning images. Inside the punched holes on the front, there is also a 16MPAI-enabled selfie snapper.
Inside Realme 8s is the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. This is a 5G capable octa-core processor based on the 6nm process. It also integrates the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. MediaTek has just recently announced a chipset. The Realme 8s 5G is the first device on the market with the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset...
The chipset is paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. In addition, it comes with support for Realme’s DRE technology, which effectively adds up to 5GB of RAM to the existing 8GB. It basically brings the device’s RAM to 13GB, enabling a smoother multitasking and lag-free UI experience. In terms of battery, the Realme 8s 5G has a 5,000mAh battery similar to its older brother. However, unlike Realme 8i batteries, Realme 8s batteries support 33W Art fast charging.
Besides these, the device 3 card slots For dual nano-SIM and microSD cards for storage expansion. When it comes to connectivity, Realme 8s 5G supports several 5G bandwidths and comes with a 5G network management system that intelligently balances device network usage and power consumption. You can run Realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11, right away.
The device also supports Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6, and GPS capabilities. There is a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. Realme 8s 5G is available in two colors, Universe Blue and Universe Purple.
Price and stock status
Now, the price of Realme 8i starts with Rs. For the 4GB + 64GB base variant, it’s 13,999, up to Rs. 15,999 for high-end 6GB + 128GB variants. Realme 8s 5G, on the other hand, starts with Rs. For the 6GB + 128GB variant, it’s 17,999, with a maximum of Rs. 19,999 for the high-end 8GB + 128GB model.
For availability, Realme 8s 5G will be available for purchase from Realme’s official online store, Flipkart and offline stores, starting September 13th in India. The low-end Realme 8i will be available from September 14th.