Realme’s Realme 8 series got unveiled earlier this year which included Realme 8 and 8 Pro — both of which were 4G models. Today, the company has up its game with a budget-oriented 5G phone. Welcome to the Realme 8 5G.
With this launch, the Chinese firm follows the same footstep that Xiaomi prevailed with the Redmi Note 10 5G by trading some features of 4G models for fast connectivity option.
For instance, you get a 48MP main camera instead of the 64MP seen on the 4G models. There’s a duo of 2MP sensors for macro and monochrome as well. Realme though has kept the 16MP selfie camera in the punch-hole cutout.
Besides that, the Realme 8 5G has an LCD panel axing the OLED screen (though you do get a 90Hz refresh rate), and 18W wired charging downgraded from the 30W. We can also see that the phone no longer has an in-display fingerprint scanner rather it gets a side-mounted one.
Regardless, the Realme 5G has Dimensity 700 5G SoC, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage which is expandable. The phone ships with a 5,000mAh battery, much like the 4G variant, except of course you get a different chipset here.
The Realme 8 5G goes on sale in India for a starting price of INR 14,999 (around NPR 25,000 in Nepal) for the 4GB/128GB trim. For the 8GB/128GB model, you’ll have to pay INR 16,999 (around NPR 28,000 in Nepal). Sales begin from April 28 with the phone available in Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black color options.