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Realme 8 5G launch date in India announced, will be the brand’s most affordable 5G smartphone

Highlights

  • Realme 8 5G will debut on April 22nd in India
  • It will be India’s first phone with the Dimensity 700 chip
  • It could arrive as the most affordable 5G phone in the country

The Realme 8 5G smartphone is scheduled to launch at 12:30 pm on April 22nd in India. Realme has been launching 5G phones across different price points in the country. Speculations are rife that the Realme 8 5G could be one of the most affordable 5G phones from the brand.

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The Realme 8 5G’s launch event will be livestreamed across the company’s social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. At present, it is unclear whether the Realme 8 Pro 5G will also break cover alongside the Realme 8 5G. It will be available for purchase exclusively through Flipkart.

Realme 8 5G will be India’s first Dimensity 700 phone

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The Realme 8 5G smartphone will debut on April 22nd in India

Realme confirmed that the Realme 8 5G will be equipped with Dimensity 700 chipset. Currently, the Dimensity 800U powered Narzo 30 Pro by Realme is available as the cheapest 5G phone in India.

The Realme 8 5G is likely to cost less than the Narzo 30 Pro 5G, which has a starting price of Rs 16,999. The official poster released by the brand shows the Realme 8 5G sporting a punch-hole display and a side-facing fingerprint scanner.

Realme 8 5G specifications and features (rumoured)

Reports have claimed that the Realme 8 5G may arrive as a rebranded version of the Realme V13 5G, which debuted in China last month. The V13 5G has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD punch-hole screen that offers an FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. It has an 8-megapixel front camera and a 48-megapixel (main) + 2-megapixel (macro) + 2-megapixel (depth) triple camera system.

The Dimensity 700 powered V13 5G has 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The device houses a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It is selling in China with a starting price of RMB 1,599 (~Rs 18,300).

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