Realme’s two new handsets have finally arrived today — the Realme 8s 5G and Realme 8i. Both are mid-range smartphones that bring new MediaTek chipsets and bigger batteries alongside Dynamic RAM Expansion, which lets you segregate a part of RAM to the storage to expand its capacity.
Realme 8s 5G
To start off, the Realme 8s 5G brings the Dimensity 810 chipset, making it the first smartphone to have the SoC. The new chipset has an octa-core CPU with up to 2.4GHz clock speed and Mali-G57 GPU.
There’s also two memory variant, one with 6GB of RAM and the other with 8GB of RAM — both are LPDDR4X and has 128GB of onboard storage which can be expanded via a microSD card.
One might see the image and guess it has four cameras at the back, but in reality, it only comes with three — the fourth module is just a sticker with AI written on it. The main camera here is a 64MP sensor with an f/1.8 lens, while the remaining two are 2MP sensors for B&W and macro shots.
For selfies, the Realme 8s 5G has a 16MP sensor in the punch hole, while the main show is a 6.5-inch LCD Panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution. Underneath, we have a 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging through a USB-C port; also, Realme is offering the required charging brick out of the box.
Other features include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, and all the popular 5G bands. The phone boots on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top.
The Realme 8s 5G goes for a starting price of INR 17,999 (around NPR 30,000 in Nepal) for the 6GB/128GB variant and INR 19,999 (~NPR 33,000) for the 8GB/128GB version. The phone is available in Universe Purple and Universe Blue color options from September 13 in India.
The Realme 8i is also the first smartphone to debut a new chipset — the Helio G96.
The 12nm chipset has either 4GB or 6GB of RAM to aid the multi-tasking, whilst the storage is set at 64GB/128GB — of course expandable through a microSD card.
The display of the Realme 8i is also a bit bigger than its counterpart — it sports a 6.6-inch LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution and surprisingly a 120Hz refresh rate with an option to adjust it.
At the back, there’s a 50MP f/1.8 main sensor with 2MP f/2.4 for B&W and 2MP f/2.4 for macro shots. The battery stays the same at 5,000mAh, but the charging is limited to just 18W. Fortunately, you still have a matching charging brick here as well.
The Realme 8i comes in two color options: Space Black and Space Purple. For the price, the phone starts at INR 13,999 (around NPR 25,000 in Nepal) for the 4GB/64GB version, and INR 15,999 (~NPR 27,000) for the 6GB/128GB option. The phone will go on sale just a day after the Realme 8s 5G launches in India, i.e. September 13.
There’s no word of availability of both phones in Nepal, but we expect Realme to launch it sooner or later.