Chinese smartphone maker, Realme, is all set to launch the Realme 8 series in India today. However, the pricing of these phones has been leaked just hours before the official launch. To be clear, the leakster didn’t say that this is the final price of the phones, but given the specs we have heard so far, the pricing does seem believable. In addition, the fact that competitor Xiaomi covered pretty much the entire Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 bracket with the Redmi Note 10 series recently, makes it more likely that Realme will aim to keep itself relevant here. The company also has the Realme 7 series competing with Xiaomi’s phones.
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Realme 8, Realme 8 Pro pricing
According to the leaker, the Realme 8 will be priced at Rs 14,999, while the Realme 8 Pro will be priced at Rs 17,999. That puts the two phones in the affordable segment of India’s smartphone market, and in contention against the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 starts at Rs. 11,999 in India, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro starts at Rs. 15,999. It’s likely that Realme will also have different SKUs that hit similar price ranges.
Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro specs and features
The Realme 8 series is pretty competitive from a specs point of view. The Realme 8 is expected to have a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display, and will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 chipset. This is part of MediaTek’s gaming chipsets, meaning Realme will probably target that kind of buyer with this phone. The Realme 8 is also expected to have a quad-camera setup on the back, with a 64 MP primary sensor. The phone will be powered by a 5000 mAh battery and will support 30W fast charging, through Realme’s Dart Charge technology.
The Realme 8 Pro, on the other hand, is set to have a 108MP primary camera on the back, with three other sensors to go with it. The company is expected to use the Samsung HM2 sensor for its primary camera, while a 4500 mAh battery powers the phone. The battery size is smaller here, but it will likely also charge faster with 65W fast charging support. The Realme 8 Pro is expected to run on the Snapdragon 720G chipset from Qualcomm.
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