The Realme 8i and Realme 8s 5G were launched in India on Thursday, September 9th as the latest models in the Realme 8 series. Both new Realme phones come with a perforated screen design and carry triple rear cameras. In terms of distinction, the Realme 8i offers a 120 Hz screen while the Realme 8s 5G has a 90 Hz screen. The Realme 8i includes a 50 megapixel primary camera, unlike the Realme 8s which offers a 64 megapixel primary camera . The Realme 8i will compete against competitors such as Redmi 10 Prime, Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition and Poco M3, while the Realme 8s 5G will have the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, iQoo Z3 and Oppo A74 5G as its main competitors.
Realme 8i, Realme 8s 5G price in India, availability
The price of Realme 8i in India has been set at Rs. 13,999 for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone also comes with a configuration of 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage which costs Rs. 15,999. In contrast, the Realme 8s 5G is priced at Rs. 17,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while its 8GB RAM + 128GB model comes with Rs. 19,999. The Realme 8i will be available in the colors Space Black and Space Purple from 12:00 (noon) on September 14th, while the Realme 8s 5G will be available in the colors Universe Blue and Universe Purple from 12:00 (noon) ) of September 13th. be available for purchase through Flipkart, Realme.com and the country’s leading offline retailers.
Customers who purchase Realme 8i using HDFC Bank credit, debit or Easy EMI transactions or ICICI Bank credit or EMI credit transactions will be entitled to receive a discount of Rs. 1,000. Likewise, there will be a discount amounting to Rs. 1500 for customers who purchase Realme 8s 5G using HDFC Bank credit, debit or Easy EMI transactions or ICICI Bank credit or EMI credit transactions.
Realme 8i Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 8i runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 and features a 6.6-inch (1080×2,412 pixels) full-HD+ screen with 90.80 percent screen for the body , 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut and Dragontrail Pro protection. The screen can go from 600 nits to 1 nit – with 1 nit being the lowest brightness level. It also comes with a dynamic refresh rate with six different levels – 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz. In addition, the Realme 8i’s display carries a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Under the hood, the Realme 8i houses an octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 SoC that was released in July. The chipset is coupled with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The 6GB RAM version of the phone also supports 5GB virtual RAM which enhances multitasking using the phone’s free storage.
Optically, the Realme 8i features a triple rear camera configuration that features a 50-megapixel Samsung S5KJN1 primary sensor with a five-piece f/1.8 lens, along with a 2-megapixel monochrome portrait sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor with a macro lens. The smartphone features a 16 megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front that supports beautification functions with artificial intelligence (AI), HDR mode, portrait mode and a ‘Panoselfie’ feature, which supposedly helps capture larger selfies.
The Realme 8i comes with up to 128GB of built-in storage that supports expansion via a microSD card (up to 256GB) via a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include VoLTE 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS / A-GPS and a Micro-USB port. Onboard sensors include accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer and proximity sensor. The phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Realme provided a 5,000 mAh battery in the Realme 8i that supports 18W fast charging. Furthermore, the phone measures 164.1×75.5×8.5mm and weighs 194 grams.
Realme 8s 5G Specifications
The Realme 8s 5G dual-SIM (Nano) runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top and features a 6.5-inch (1080×2,400 pixels) full-HD+ screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio. 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz tap sampling rate. The display gives the phone a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio and comes with 600 nits of maximum brightness. The Realme 8s 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 octa-core SoC that was released last month. The chip is paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Like the Realme 8i, the Realme 8s 5G also comes with 5GB Virtual RAM support.
For stills and videos, the Realme 8s 5G has a triple rear camera configuration that comes with a 64 megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens. It also includes a 2-megapixel monochrome portrait sensor with an f/2.4 lens and a 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens.
The Realme 8s 5G comes with a 16 megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front with an f/2.1 lens for selfies and video chats.
In terms of storage, the Realme 8s 5G has 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage as standard which is expandable via a microSD card (up to 1TB) via a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS / A-GPS and a Type-C USB port. Onboard sensors include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer and proximity sensor. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Realme 8s 5G comes with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging Dart Charge (an 11V / 3A charger is included in the box). The phone measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm and weighs 191 grams.