The Realme mid-range lineup is being refreshed once every six months. And right on schedule is the Realme 8 Pro and Realme 8. Both smartphones come with an upgrade over their predecessors which debuted in October 2020.
The Realme 8 Pro
The device is being powered by the same Snapdragon 720G featured on the Realme 7 Pro. Software-wise, it runs on the company’s UI 2.0 based on Android 11 out of the box.
One of the key highlights of the Realme 8 Pro is its 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor with f/1.9 aperture and supports 9-in-1 binning. It is part of a four-camera setup at the back of the device. The others are an 8MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.3 aperture and 119° FoV, a 2MP f/2.4 macro sensor and a 2MP f/2.4 Black & White sensor.
On the front side, inside the display’s punch-hole is a 16MP Sony IMX475 selfie camera with f/2.5 aperture. The front is also home to a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display with a 1,000 nits peak brightness. The display refreshes at 60Hz and also has a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
The Realme 8 Pro packs a decent 4,500 mAh battery capacity that gets you up to 8 hours of constant gaming. There is a 65W wired charger out of the box to refill the battery and takes about 47 minutes for 1-100%.
The Realme 8
The vanilla version isn’t that much different, which is to be expected. It is powered by the Mediatek Helio G95 chipset and uses copper for its carbon fibre setup to improve cooling efficiency by 14%.
The difference in the camera area is the 64MP main lens replacing the 108MP lens. And also its inability to shot 4K videos, a privilege reserved for the Pro version.
The battery capacity went up by 11% – 5,000 mAh. Out of the box is a 50W Dart charger, a full charge (1-100%) takes about 65 minutes.
The Realme 8 series will be available on Flipkart and realme.com starting tomorrow. The 4/128GB base model of the Realme 8 retails for INR15,000 while the base (6/128GB) of the Pro variant goes for INR18,000.