Realme 8i and Realme 8s 5G were launched in India on Thursday, September 9 as the latest models in the Realme 8 series. Both the new Realme phones feature a punch-hole display design and feature three cameras. behind. As for the difference, the Realme 8i offers a 120Hz display while the Realme 8s 5G has a 90Hz display. The Realme 8i has a 50-megapixel main camera, unlike the Realme 8s which offers a 64-megapixel main camera. Realme 8i will compete with the likes of Redmi 10 Prime, Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition and Poco M3, while Realme 8s 5G will have Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, iQoo Z3 and Oppo A74 5G as its main competitors.
Realme 8i, Realme 8s 5G price in India, availability
The Realme 8i price in India has been set at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone also comes in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration priced at Rs. 15,999. In contrast, the Realme 8s 5G is priced at Rs. 17,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at Rs. 19,999. Realme 8i will be available in Space Black and Space Purple colors from 12 noon (noon) on September 14, while Realme 8s 5G will go on sale in Cosmic Blue and Cosmic Purple colors starting at 12pm ( noon) on September 13. Both phones will be available for purchase through Flipkart, Realme.com, and major offline retailers in the country.
Customers who purchase Realme 8i using HDFC Bank credit, debit or Easy EMI transactions or ICICI Bank EMI credit or credit transactions will receive a discount of Rs. 1,000. Similarly, there will be a discount of Rs. 1,500 for customers who purchase Realme 8s 5G using HDFC Bank’s credit, debit or Easy EMI transaction or ICICI Bank’s EMI credit or credit transaction.
Specifications Realme 8i
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 8i runs on Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 and features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,412 pixels) display with 90.80% screen-to-body ratio, DCI 100% P3 Color Gamut and Dragontrail Pro protection. The display can go from 600 nits to 1 nit – with 1 nit being the lowest brightness level. It also comes with a dynamic refresh rate that comes in six different levels – 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz. Furthermore, the screen of the Realme 8i has a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Under the hood, the Realme 8i houses an octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 SoC that was launched in July. The chipset is paired with up to 6GB LPDDR4x RAM. The 6GB RAM version of the phone also supports 5GB virtual RAM which enhances multitasking by using the phone’s free storage.
As for the optics, the Realme 8i has a triple rear camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel primary Samsung S5KJN1 sensor with an f/1.8 five-piece lens, along with a 2-megapixel monochrome portrait sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor with a single lens. macros. The smartphone has a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front that supports artificial intelligence (AI)-powered beautification functions, HDR mode, portrait mode and the ‘Panoselfie’ feature, which is featured in the smartphone. supposed to help take a wider selfie.
The Realme 8i comes with up to 128GB of internal memory that supports expansion via microSD card (up to 256GB) through a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. The phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Realme has provided a 5,000mAh battery on the Realme 8i that supports 18W fast charging. Besides, the phone measures 164.1×75.5×8.5mm and weighs 194 grams.
Specifications of Realme 8s 5G
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 8s 5G runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top and features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with 20:9 aspect ratio, refresh rate new 90Hz and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The display gives the phone a screen-to-body ratio of 90.5% and has a peak brightness of 600 nits. The Realme 8s 5G is equipped with the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC that was launched last month. This chip is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM. Like the Realme 8i, the Realme 8s 5G also comes with 5GB virtual RAM support.
For photos and videos, the Realme 8s 5G has a triple rear camera setup accompanied by 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 at the front with an f/2.1 lens for selfies and video chat.
In terms of storage, the Realme 8s 5G has 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage as standard that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 1TB) via a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Realme 8s 5G owns a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W Dart Charge fast charging (11V / 3A charger is included in the box). The phone measures 162.5×74.8×8.8mm and weighs 191 grams.