Realme 8i Tipped to Debut the MediaTek Helio G96, Design Renders Leaked

The Realme 8i is said to feature a 50MP triple rear camera setup along with a 120Hz display, and may be powered by a 5,000mAh battery too.


The Realme 8i is expected to launch soon, and is tipped to be a mid-budget segment device from the company’s stable. Now, an extensive leak has seemingly revealed key specifications as well as official press renders of the smartphone. A report on the matter by Digit has revealed all the details, and among other things, the Realme 8i appears to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, a follow up to the older premium gaming chip, the Helio G95.

The press renders in question showcase a fairly familiar design, with a faux glass back with shiny aesthetics and a gradient paint finish to go with. The rear of the device also appears to have dual curved edges to aid its ergonomics, and the square camera module is to the top left of the rear. The fingerprint sensor appears to be integrated to the right edge of the phone, into its power button. The device also features a USB-C port, and is likely to also come with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5. No mention of 5G connectivity, however, has been made in the report.

Among other aspects, the Realme 8i is tipped to feature a 50MP triple rear camera setup that includes a 50MP main camera, a 2MP depth unit and a 2MP macro unit. To the front, the device appears to feature a drill hole slot to the top left, which is said to house a 16MP front camera. The display itself is said to be 6.43 inches in size, and is likely to be an AMOLED panel with up to 120Hz refresh rate. The Realme 8i is also expected to feature a 5,000mAh battery, but the accompanying fast charging technology on the phone has not been detailed.

The Realme 8i is tipped to launch alongside the Realme 8s at an upcoming event. The smartphones may well be priced within Rs 15,000, and are almost certain to be priced under Rs 20,000 when launched. Given that Realme already markets the Realme 8 5G in India at around Rs 15,000, it will be interesting to see how it prices the two upcoming midrange devices in the country. Final details should be unveiled soon, at its purported launch event within the coming weeks.