Realme 8i, Realme 8 5G Next in Line For India Launch: Report

Realme CEO has officially confirmed that Realme has plans to launch the Realme 8 5G and the Realme 8i in the Indian market.


Realme launched the Realme 8, and the Realme 8 Pro smartphones in India yesterday. However, the company didn’t bring any 5G versions of these handsets to the Indian market. Now, in the recent development, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has revealed that Realme has plans to launch the Realme 8 5G in India soon. Additionally, the Realme 8 series will even include one new device as well, which will be the Realme 8i. The early launch details of both the Realme 8 5G and the Realme 8i in the Indian market is confirmed by Realme CEO Madhav Sheth to Financial Express on the sidelines of the Realme 8 series debut.

Realme 8i, Realme 8 5G India Launch Confirmed by Realme CEO

While speaking to Financial Express President and CEO of Realme India and Europe Madhav Sheth said that “We will have a Realme 8 5G version soon (but not so early),”. However, Madhav Sheth didn’t specify any timeframe for the Realme 8 5G launch. The Realme CEO even mentioned that “we have to understand that adding 5G with these features will incur additional costs”. We are aware of the fact that currently the Realme 8 starts at Rs 14,999, whereas the Realme 8 Pro starts at Rs 17,999. So the cost of the 5G variant should be somewhere between these handsets, speculates Financial Express. Do note that these are just mere speculations, and the actual price of the device in India may vary.

Realme 8 Pro back

Realme CEO while speaking with Financial Express didn’t specify any details of the Realme 8i. However, while discussing about the company’s product roadmap plans, Sheth said that currently, the company is planning to release of its high-end flagship smartphone, the Realme GT in India. “Realme GT is a very special high-end smartphone, a state-of-the-art tech piece from Realme. Given the specifications of the device, this is an expensive one and we are evaluating the release of this product in India”, said Madhav Sheth.

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The Realme GT was launched by Realme in China in the first week of March. The device features a 6.43-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED which has a 120Hz refresh rate. Powering the smartphone is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. The smartphone packs 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. On the software front, it runs Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 out of the box. As far as the imaging aspect of the smartphone go, it sports a triple-camera setup that consists of a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro camera. The whole package is fueled by a 4500mAh battery that offers 65W fast charging support.