The Realme 8 5G has been the talk of social media for the past weeks now. The phone will be officially launched on 21 April in Thailand. The launch date of the Realme 8 5G in India has not yet been announced but there has been a rumor that it might launch on 23 April, alongside the Realme 8 5G Pro. This means that the prices have also not yet been released and most of the prices on the web are just estimates and might not be accurate.
It also looks like Realme just rebranded the Realme V13 5G into the upcoming Realme 8 5G. Even when compared to the Realme 8 4G variant, the Realme 8 5G looks nothing like it. All the specs on the Realme 8 5G have been changed with most being a downgrade compared to the Realme 8 4G. The display size, refresh rate, chipset, cameras, and fast charging are all different. As for the color options, the Realme 8 5G comes in Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black (images below).
Realme 8 5G Full Specifications
The Realme 8 5G is much heavier and thicker compared to the Realme 4G. It weighs in at 185 g and is 8.5 mm thick. It measures 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.5 mm. It is made of a glass front, a plastic frame, and plastic back.
The display type one of the sections which have received an upgrade and a downgrade. The Realme 8 5G sports a 6.5 inches IPS LCD display with a 90 Hz screen refresh rate and a 1080 touch sampling rate. It has a peak brightness of 600 nits, a 1080 x 2400 screen resolution, and a 20:9 aspect ratio. This offers a pixel density of 405 pixels per inch and a screen-to-body ratio of 83.9% which is slightly lower and slightly higher respectively, compared to the Realme 8.
The Realme 8 5G runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on the latest Android 11. For the processor, the Realme 8 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G that utilizes an octa-core CPU and a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. This processor is paired with 8 GB of RAM + 128 GB storage with an option for 256 GB of storage. It also has a dedicated micro-SDXC slot for expanding internal storage with a memory card. This chipset performs better on single-core and multi-core tests on GeekBench 5. It also proved to maintain a much higher battery life compared to the Helio G70 on the Realme 8. You can check out the comparison on nanoreview.
The main camera on the Realme 8 5G has 3 sensors. The main sensor is a 48 MP main camera, a 2 MP macro shooter, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The sensors are backed up by a single LED flash for lighting up low light regions. This camera setup records 1080p@30fps. At the front, the phone uses a single 8 MP sensor that records 1080p@30fps. Again, this is a downgrade compared to the setup on the Realme 8 4G.
A 5000 mAh battery powers the phone. It supports 18W fast charging via a USB-Type C at the bottom of the phone. The 18W fast charging is a downgrade compared to the 30W fast charging on the Realme 8 4G.
In the comms section, the phone has Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and NFC. Extra features include; Fingerprint Sensor(side-mounted) accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. All these features are on the Realme 8 4G.