Realme has finally confirmed that it will be launching the 5G variant of its popular Realme 8 series smartphone in India. The company has revealed that it will be launching Realme 8 5G smartphone in the country on April 22. The Realme 8 5G will join the existing lineup of the Realme 8 series, which includes Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro. With this, the company is all set to introduce the cheapest 5G smartphone in India. Let’s take a closer look at the Realme 8 5G India launch event details, expected price, specifications, features, and more.
Realme 8 5G Launch Date, Event Time, Where to Watch It Live
Realme 8 5G is launching in India on April 22nd. The company will be holding a virtual event on the said date that will kickstart at 12:30 PM. The launch event will be live-streamed on the company’s social media channels including YouTube, Twitter, and more. The brand has also confirmed some key details about the upcoming device.
Realme 8 5G Expected Price in India
The Realme 8 5G might be the cheapest 5G smartphone in India. Currently, the Realme 8 India price starts at Rs 14,999 and goes up to Rs 16,999. The Realme 8 Pro price in India starts at Rs 17,999 and goes up to Rs 19,999. So, one should expect the Realme 8 5G to be available between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 segment. Our best guess is that it will be priced at Rs 16,999 for the base variant.
Realme 8 5G Expected Specifications and Features
The upcoming 5G smartphone will be the first smartphone in India to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor. Furthermore, the phone is said to be a rebranded version of the Realme V13 5G, so we might expect it to feature some similar set of specifications. Here are some expected specifications of the upcoming Realme smartphone
The handset might come loaded with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The handset might also come with a 90Hz refresh rate, which could be quite interesting as Realme 8 and 8 Pro only comes with a standard 60Hz display.
As we said, the Realme 8 5G will be the first smartphone in India that will be powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor. The chipset is clocked at 2.2GHz and comes loaded with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. The latest chipset from MediaTek offers good performance and 5G connectivity. The phone might also come with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The Realme 8 5G may run on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top of it.
Coming to the cameras, the Realme 8 5G is reported to feature a triple-camera setup at the rear panel. The phone might come with a combination of a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. It might also feature a 2MP B&W portrait lens and 2MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, one might expect it to boast a 16MP sensor for selfies and video calling.
In terms of battery, the Realme 8 5G might offer a 5,000mAh battery. The phone could come with either 30W of fast charging support or an 18W fast charging option. We think that the brand might bring a 30W charging option with the upcoming device.
The Realme 8 5G is confirmed to feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is there on the right side of the device. Apart from this, the phone will come with a 5G connectivity option along with support for 4G as well. Other features might be Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, USB Type-C port, and dual-SIM support.