Realme Upcoming Mobile Phones in India: Realme 8 Pro, Realme C21, Realme GT 5G and More

The upcoming Realme phones in India belong to a wide range of categories, catering to budget and premium segment smartphone buyers alike.


Realme is among the most regular companies in India to launch smartphones, competing hard with market leaders such as Xiaomi and Samsung in budget, mid-range and premium segments alike. Going forward, there are a number of upcoming Realme phones that are speculated to launch in India quite soon. While some of them will seemingly serve the budget category, the most excitement among the upcoming Realme phones lie in the premium segment – to see what the company has to offer in an increasingly popular category of products. On this note, we take a look at the best upcoming Realme phones in India that you can buy, and when might they be launched.

Upcoming Realme phones in India

  1. Realme GT
  2. Realme 8
  3. Realme 8 Pro
  4. Realme X9 Pro
  5. Realme C21

Realme GT

Also known previously as Realme Race, this is expected to be the pick of the upcoming Realme phones in India. The Realme GT 5G is expected to be a flagship phone, and may become one of the first phones to launch in India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Other purported specs include 12GB RAM, a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh with 65W fast charging, 64MP quad rear cameras and Android 11.

Expected price in India

The Realme GT is presently the most affordable Snapdragon 888 flagship in the world. While it’s only available in China, the flagship starts at just 2799 Yuan, which roughly converts to Rs 31,000. You can expect additional duties and taxes levied once it gets launched in India, and the final price to be around Rs 35,000.

Expected launch date in India

There’s currently no specific launch date as such, but the particular variant (then under the name Realme Race) had passed through BIS, which does point to an imminent launch.

Realme 8

The Realme 8 is expected to become one of the most affordable 5G smartphones in India when it is launched later this month. Expected specifications suggest that the smartphone may be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 6.5-inch display, and may also feature a 108MP triple or quad rear camera setup. The real compromise here may be done via performance, while Realme may cut costs in the build and camera departments as well.

Expected price in India

The Realme 8 is going to be the more affordable of the two. Going by previous pricing, it’s expected to be around the Rs 15,000 mark.

Expected launch in India

Realme has already started teasing the Realme 8 series in India and there’s bits and pieces of new information coming in every day. The launch date could very well be in March.

Realme 8 Pro

The Realme 8 Pro is practically certain to feature the 108MP quad camera setup on its rear. Most other features, however, remain under wraps for now. However, being one of the two phones bearing the ‘Pro’ moniker among upcoming Realme phones, the Realme 8 Pro may well feature a higher grade processor (most likely from the MediaTek Dimensity series), and also offer up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, at the least. It remains to be seen how Realme attempts to differentiate its offering in terms of design and aesthetics, given that a number of its phones have very similar specifications to each other.

Expected price in India

The Realme 8 Pro with a Snapdragon chipset and a 108MP camera doesn’t sound like a mid-range smartphone at all. But Realme has always priced the number series quite competitively, and we are expecting the Realme 8 Pro to start at Rs 18,000 in India.

Expected launch in India

The Realme 8 Pro will launch at the same time as the Realme 8, and considering the teasers have already started to come out, the launch isn’t too far. It might just happen by end of March.

Realme X9 Pro

The second of the upcoming Realme phones in India with the ‘Pro’ tag to its name, the Realme X9 Pro appears to offer higher specifications than the Realme 8 series, and is being tipped as a successor to the recently launched Realme X7 Pro in India. Expected specifications of the smartphone include a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, up to 12GB RAM, 256GB native storage, 90Hz refresh rate display, 108MP triple or quad rear camera, and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging, among other things.

Expected price in India

There’s very little confirmed information about the upcoming Realme X9 Pro to even hazard a guess on the pricing. But knowing the brand, it’s expected that the smartphone when launched in India will be priced competitively.

Expected launch in India

Again, with so little information available about the device, the launch date is unknown at the moment. The Realme X9 Pro was spotted on certification sites across the world so it should launch soon in 2021.

Realme C21

The budget device in the upcoming Realme phones list, the Realme C21 is expected to continue the trend of offering decent specifications in a tight budget. With its global launch pegged for March 5, the Realme C21 is expected to rival the likes of the Poco C series and the entry level Samsung Galaxy A and M series devices by offering the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB of peak native storage, a 13MP triple camera setup, a 5,000mAh battery and a physical fingerprint sensor mounted at the back.

Expected price in India

The Realme C21 falls in the budget lineup of Realme smartphones in India. As a result, we can expect the Realme C21 to be priced under Rs 10,000.

Expected launch in India

Considering the fact that Realme has yet to start with the teasers of the device, the India launch of the upcoming Realme C21 could be a few weeks away at best.

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