Realme 8s and 8i smartphones along with the Realme Pad tablet got an official launch on September 9th in India. The newly announced smartphones in the 8-series feature few upgrades from the regular variants with a slight price increase. The manufacturer has used the MediaTek processors on all three devices that include the duo of 8-series smartphones and Realme’s first tablet in the market.
The Realme 8s smartphone now goes on sale today at 12 PM a few days after the launch. The design of the smartphone is similar to the previously launched Realme smartphones. The front display on both 8s and 8i features a punch-hole display that accommodates the front camera. The rear has triple camera lenses and comes with a plastic frame on the back with a glass front.
Realme 8s Specifications
The Realme 8s sports a 6.5-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The 20:9 display supports a 90Hz refresh rate with 600 nits of peak brightness and a screen-to-body ratio of 83.9%.
Under the hood, an octa-core 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G chipset coupled with Mali-G57 GPU powers the device. The storage provided is up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage with microSD expandability.
The camera module on Realme 8s comes with a triple camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. The secondary 2-megapixel monochrome portrait sensor comes with an f/2.4 lens and the tertiary sensor is a 2-megapixel macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture. The front-facing camera of the smartphone is a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.1 lens aperture for selfies and video calls.
The connectivity options of the device include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The sensors of the device feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Also, the battery capacity of this new 5G handset from Realme is a 5,000mAh cell; that supports 33W DART fast charging.
Price and Availability
The Realme 8s 5G smartphone starts at a price tag of Rs. 17,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. On the contrary, the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage of the same smartphone is priced at Rs. 19,999. The smartphone flaunts in two different colors; Universe Blue and Universe Purple. The device goes on sale from 12 PM today on Flipkart and Realme India’s official website.