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Realme 8s and Realme 8i launched in India: price, specifications, launch offers

Highlights

  • Realme has introduced two new smartphones in the Realme 8 series
  • The Realme 8i is the successor to last year’s Realme 7i
  • The Realme 8s is a new addition and also the first Dimensity 810 powered phone 

Realme 8s and Realme 8i smartphones have been launched in India today. They are the latest additions to the Realme 8 lineup that consists of a standard and Pro variant. 

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The Realme 8s is the industry’s first smartphone to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor. On the other hand, the Realme 8i is the first Helio G96 powered phone in the country. The Realme 8s is the more premium offering among the two devices. Read on to know what the smartphones offer out of the box. 

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Realme 8s and Realme 8i price in India

The Realme 8s is offered in two RAM and storage configurations. It is available in Universal Blue and Universal Purple colours.

Realme 8sPrice
Realme 8s 6GB + 128GBRs 17,999
Realme 8s 8GB + 128GBRs 19,999

The Realme 8i also comes in two RAM and storage variants and can be availed in Space Black and Space Purple. 

Realme 8iPrice
Realme 8i 4GB + 64GBRs 13,999
Realme 8i 6GB + 128GBRs 15,999

Realme 8s and Realme 8i sale date and where to buy

The Realme 8s and Realme 8i will go on sale from September 13 and 14th at 12 noon respectively. Both smartphones will be available for purchase from Flipkart, Realme.com, and soon in offline stores across the country.

Realme 8s and Realme 8i launch offers

Customers purchasing the Realme 8s and Realme 8i can avail flat Rs 1,500 and Rs 1,000 discount respectively via HDFC and ICICI Bank credit card and EMI transactions. 

Realme 8s and Realme 8i specifications and features

Realme 8s

The Realme 8s and 8i are the first Dimensity 810 and Helio G96-powered phones respectively

The Realme 8s and Realme 8i come with 6.5-inch and 6.6-inch punch-hole displays bearing an FHD+ resolution respectively. The former features a 90Hz refresh rate while the latter comes with 120Hz with six levels of adjustment. Design-wise, both devices have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button and a rectangular rear camera module. 

In the photography department, the Realme 8s and 8i feature a 16MP selfie camera. On the back, the former has a 64MP main unit while the latter packs a 50MP primary lens. The other two sensors on both devices include a 2MP BnW shooter and a 2MP macro camera. 

Under the hood, the Realme 8s houses a 5G compatible MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor whereas the Realme 8i is equipped with an Helio G96 SoC. Both smartphones pack up to 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage with a dedicated microSD card slot. There is 5GB expandable virtual RAM technology on the latest offerings, unfortunately, the Realme 8i’s base 4GB + 64GB variant doesn’t support it. The Realme 8s and Realme 8i are backed by a 5,000mAh battery with the former supporting 33W fast charging and the latter maxing out at 18W. 

Software-wise, the Realme 8s and Realme 8i run on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 out of the box. Connectivity options on both devices include a USB-C port, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Realme 8s full specs

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ display
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor
  • 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB
  • Triple rear cameras (64MP + 2MP + 2MP)
  • 5,000mAh battery, 33W fast charging

Realme 8i full specs

  • 6.6-inch FHD+ display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Helio G96 SoC
  • 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB
  • Triple rear cameras (50MP + 2MP + 2MP)
  • 5,000mAh battery, 18W fast charging
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Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.