Realme 8i India launch officially teased, Helio G96 processor confirmed


  • Realme 8i is likely to launch in India soon
  • It will be the first Helio G96 chip powered phone
  • It may come with a 120Hz display and 50MP triple cameras

Realme 8i will be launching soon in India. Recent tweets from MediaTek and Realme suggests that it will be debuting as the world’s first smartphone powered by the Helio G96 chipset, which was introduced earlier this month.

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Reports have revealed that the Realme 8i will offer key specs like a 120Hz refresh rate display, 50-megapixel triple cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery. Realme is also gearing up to launch the Realme 8s 5G as the first-ever Dimensity 810 powered smartphone. A recent leak suggested that the company may announce the Realme 8s and Realme 8i through the same launch event in September.

Realme 8i India launch officially teased

As can be seen in the above tweet, Realme India has teased the arrival of a new Realme 8 series phone, which will feature the Helio G96 chip. Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has previously confirmed that the company is planning to launch Realme 8s and Realme 8i smartphones. Reports have revealed that the 8i will feature the G96 chip.

The Helio G96 SoC is the successor to last year’s Helio G95. The 4G-ready chip features two ARM Cortex-A76 cores working at 2.05GHz, six ARM Cortex-A55 clocking at 2.0GHz, and Mali-G57 MC2 graphics. It offers other specs like FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LPDDR4x RAM, eMMC 5.1 / UFS 2.2 storage, up to 108-megapixel triple cameras, Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.2.

Realme 8i specifications and features (expected)

Realme 8i

Realme 8i leaked renders

The Realme 8i will house a 6.59-inch IPS LCD panel with a punch-hole design. It will offer FHD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Helio G96 chip will be accompanied by 4GB of RAM, 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage, and a 5,000mAh battery.

It will feature a 16-megapixel selfie camera, and a 50-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel triple camera unit on the back. Its leaked renders have revealed that it is fitted with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.