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- Realme has launched the Realme 8 5G in India.
- It has the identical worth because the 4G mannequin however makes just a few cutbacks.
Realme launched the Realme 8 sequence earlier this 12 months, with the usual Realme 8 and Professional mannequin each being 4G fashions. What if you need next-generation connectivity on a funds although? That’s the place the newly introduced Realme 8 5G is available in.
The BBK-owned model is taking the identical route that Xiaomi took with the Redmi Observe 10 5G, because the Realme 8 5G basically trades just a few of the 4G mannequin’s options for super-fast connectivity.
Which means you’ve received a telephone with a way more modest digicam setup than the Realme 8, for starters. The brand new telephone ditches the 4G mannequin’s ultra-wide lens and 64MP foremost digicam in favor of a 48MP foremost digicam and a pair of 2MP sensors (macro and monochrome). Thankfully, you’ve nonetheless received a 16MP digicam for selfies in a left-aligned punch-hole cutout.
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Different notable downgrades from the Realme 8 embody a swap from an OLED display to an LCD panel (albeit with a refresh charge improve to 90Hz), and 18W wired charging (down from 30W). We additionally see a swap from an in-display fingerprint sensor to a side-mounted scanner, though this is perhaps an improve for a lot of shoppers.
In any other case, the Realme 8 5G boasts a Dimensity 700 5G SoC, 4GB or 8GB of RAM (with the power to make use of cupboard space as digital RAM), 128GB of expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. Except the chipset, that is largely according to the 4G variant.
Realme’s new 5G system goes on sale in India for a beginning worth of Rs 14,999 (~$200) for the 4GB/128GB mannequin, making it an identical to the Realme 8’s beginning price ticket. Anticipate to pay Rs 16,999 (~$226) for the 8GB/128GB choice. The primary sale kicks off on April 28, and the telephone will likely be obtainable in Supersonic Black and Supersonic Blue choices.