Realme 8 Pro In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Confirmed by CEO Madhav Sheth Ahead of Launch

The Realme 8 Pro also appears to feature the company’s ‘Dare to Leap’ catchphrase on the back, as well as a rectangular rear camera module.


The Realme 8 Pro is inching closer to launch, with a tip from earlier today stating that the device may launch on March 25. Now, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has posted a brief clip on Twitter showing off an in-display fingerprint sensor on an unspecified smartphone, but the overall make of the device shown in the video practically confirms that the Realme 8 Pro will be getting an in-display fingerprint sensor. The move will be interesting to note since the Realme 7 Pro, the successor to the upcoming 8 Pro, was a mid-range smartphone that sported a physical fingerprint sensor. As a result, the Realme 8 Pro is now expected to offer more upgrades than just internal performance.

Realme 8 Pro specifications

The Realme 8 Pro has been tipped in numerous leaks, giving us a fair bit of information on this upcoming smartphone. At the heart of this is a speculated Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC that has been spotted in multiple leaks, but of late, word has been spread on the possible use of a new generation MediaTek Dimensity series SoC coupled with 5G connectivity, on the Realme 8 Pro. Given that the race for launching the most affordable 5G smartphone is now officially on, it won’t be a surprise if the Realme 8 Pro does launch with a 5G enabled SoC inside. It is also now all but confirmed to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor – something that Realme clearly looks at as an upgrade in terms of the overall user experience.

Other specifications that are practically confirmed include a quad rear camera module – something that is also visible in Sheth’s brief Twitter video clip. The camera setup may include a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 image sensor as the primary unit, hence suggesting that the Realme 8 Pro will focus a fair bit on its camera performance. It is also expected to feature a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging support, and come with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB native storage.

Given the increasing presence of high refresh rate display panels, it won’t be a surprise to see 90Hz refresh rate on the Realme 8 Pro. However, given that Realme will also be aiming to maximise value on this device, it will most likely come with an LCD display, instead of an AMOLED screen. More details should be revealed quite seen, with just about two weeks to go until the purported launch day of the Realme 8 Pro.