The launch of the Realme 8i and Realme 8s 5G in India is scheduled for September 9, the Chinese company announced on Thursday. Both new Realme phones will sit side-by-side with the existing Realme 8, Realme 8 Pro and Realme 8 5G, which were launched in India earlier this year. Last month, Realme India & Europe CEO Madhav Sheth confirmed plans to bring the Realme 8i and Realme 8s to India. The rumor also hinted at some of the key specs for both smartphones before their formal arrival.
To mark the launch of Realme 8i and Realme 8s 5G in India, Realme is hosting a virtual event that will take place at 12:30 pm IST on 9th September. The company disclosed the smartphone launch schedule through an invitation to the media. It also announced the release date of Realme 8s 5G through its social media channels. In addition, Realme has confirmed that the Realme 8s 5G will be equipped with the newly released MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC.
Realme 8i Specifications (expected)
Earlier this week, tweets exchanged between Realme and MediaTek confirmed that the Realme 8i will come with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 SoC that was unveiled in July and comes with 4G LTE support. The phone must also have a 6.59-inch full-HD+ screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate and comes with at least 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Plus, you can expect triple rear cameras with a 50 megapixel primary sensor, a 16 megapixel front selfie camera and a 5,000 mAh battery.
Some of the leaked renderings of the Realme 8i also suggested it would come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. In addition, the Realme 8i is 8.6 mm thick and weighs 194 grams.
Realme 8s 5G Specifications (expected)
Unlike the Realme 8i, the Realme 8s 5G will be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC octa-core, like confirmed by the company on social networks. The chipset comes with 5G connectivity and is designed as an upgrade to the existing Dimensity 800. If we look at previous reports based on leaks, the Realme 8s 5G should have a 6.5 inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and include 6GB as well as 8GB RAM Options. It would also come with an additional 5GB virtual RAM support that can essentially use internal storage to boost multitasking.
The Realme 8s 5G also has a triple rear camera configuration with a 64 megapixel primary sensor and a 16 megapixel selfie camera. In addition, the phone can come in 128GB and 256GB storage options and include a 5,000mAh battery with support for fast charging 33W DartCharge.