The Realme 8 5G India launch has been officially teased. Flipkart has posted a microsite of the upcoming device, although it doesn’t explicitly reveal the name of the smartphone. It also confirms the availability of the device on the shopping platform.
Realme has confirmed that the upcoming smartphone will be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor which is 5G-compatible. The Chinese brand hasn’t announced the launch date yet but rumours indicate that it may arrive soon in India after Thailand launch on April 21st.
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The Realme 8 5G’s specifications are not known yet apart from the confirmed Dimensity 700 5G chipset. It will also be the first smartphone in India with the said processor. The upcoming offering will be the third device in the Realme 8 lineup after the standard and Pro variant.
It will also be the company’s fourth 5G smartphone to launch this year after the Realme X7, X7 Pro and Narzo 30 Pro 5G. The Realme 8 5G could debut as an affordable 5G offering as it could be priced below the Narzo 30 Pro 5G (review) that starts at Rs 16,999.
Realme 8 5G specifications and features (expected)
The Realme 8 5G had previously appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking platform as well as Google Play Console. The former revealed the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC which is now confirmed. Both listings reveal 8GB RAM and Android 11. As per the Play Console listing, the smartphone is tipped to feature an FHD+ display.
The Realme 8 5G teasers reveal a rectangular camera module. It will arrive in Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black colours in Thailand. The smartphone is also confirmed to feature a 6.5-inch punch-hole display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The teaser image also reveals a side-mounted fingerprint scanner hinting at an LCD display instead of AMOLED.