India’s first brand to launch a 5G enabled smartphone, realme on Saturday unveiled its much anticipated first 5G smartphone in its number series - realme 8 5G, the country's first smartphone equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor, priced at Rs 14,999 (4GB+128GB) and Rs 16,999 (8GB+128GB). The first sale is scheduled on 28th April 12 Noon onwards on flipkart.com, realme.com and mainline channels.
realme customers have an added advantage of availing the brand’s exclusive upgrade programme for all its smartphones in the Rs 15,000-plus price range. The brand is considering extending this upgrade programme to sub-Rs 15,000 smartphones, too.
realme also unveiled affordable 5G smartphones as part of its C series priced at between Rs 6,999-Rs 8,999.
realme 8 5G is claimed to be India’s first smartphone equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor with dual 5G dual standby. It features a 8.5mm super slim design, a 16.5cm (6.5") 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, 5000mAh Massive Battery with smart 5G power saving mode, 48MP nightscape camera, and 16MP AI beauty selfie front camera.
realme 8 5G comes with a new Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology (DRE) that converts storage/ROM into virtual RAM to address the drawbacks caused by insufficient RAM and creates more memory.
Commenting at the virtual unveiling event, Madhav Sheth, Vice President, realme and Chief Executive Officer, realme India and Europe, said, “At realme, bringing cutting-edge and emerging technology to our customers has always been a priority. Staying true to its goal as a 5G leader, we have launched our first 5G smartphone in number series.
“While the realme 8 5G series is just one step towards realizing this vision, we have big plans to make 5G-enabled smartphones widely available. We will bring more 5G smartphones to every Indian in a variety of price ranges. With the realme 8 5G, users can experience speed to infinity thanks to India's first MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor. As a 5G leader, realme will keep on democratizing 5G models to various price segments to make it affordable for a massive number of users”.
Key highlights: realme 8 5G
New-Gen 5G Processor - India’s First MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G Processor
realme 8 5G is India's first smartphone to come with MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G Processor, which mixes two highly capable Arm Cortex-A76 cores in its octa-core CPU operating up to a speedy 2.2GHz. MediaTek Dimensity 700 uses the leading 7nm production processor, which is up to 28% more power-efficient than an equivalent 8nm process, allowing the MediaTek Dimensity 700 to use its high-performance processors while using power, extending battery life to keep the user connected for longer. The MediaTek Dimensity 700 brings a powerful GPU - Arm Mali-G57 MC2 with 950MHz clock speed and supports 90Hz high refresh rate screen technology.
MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor also supports 5G Dual SIM Dual Standby, letting the phone support 5G SIM cards online by 5G network. Besides, the processor supports SA/NSA and covers the mainstream 5G frequency band. It also consists of Advanced Dual Network Acceleration technology that can realize Wi-Fi and 5G network overlay.
5000 mAH Massive Battery & Smart 5G Power Saving
realme 8 5G is equipped with a 5000mAh massive battery. It comes with an 18W type-C quick charge through which the 5000mAh battery can be fully charged rapidly.
realme 8 5G also supports Smart 5G Power Saving. As 5G technology consumes more power, it shortens battery life. But realme has introduced Smart 5G power saving to improve this situation. Smart 5G technology can intelligently sense the surrounding signal environment and seamlessly switch between 4G and 5G without switching time, which achieves 30% lower power consumption than phones without the Smart 5G feature. Super Power Saving Mode uses CPU tuning, backlight adjustment, and other strategies and targeted power-saving measures for specific applications, through which the system power consumption is reduced, and the phone life is extended. The Sleep Standby Optimization, App Quick Freeze, and Screen Battery Optimization increase the phone’s battery life in realme 8 5G.
realme 8 5G features a 6.5-inch 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display with a 90Hz refresh rate and maximum 180Hz sampling rate. Capable of producing 90 frames per second, the 90Hz display has a 50% higher refresh rate when compared to a conventional 60Hz display, resulting in a seamless and smooth visual experience with every swipe of the screen. With a 6.5-inch big display and an incredible screen-to-body ratio, the realme 8 5G brings you a supreme visual experience. The display comes with 2400x1080 FHD+ resolution, up to 180Hz touch sample rate, 600 nits brightness peak, and 16.7 million screen colors.
realme 8 5G boasts an advanced 48MP Nightscape Camera, comprising a 48MP Ultra HD Main Camera, a B&W portrait lens, and a macro lens. The primary camera uses 48MP Ultra HD Main Camera and comes with an F1.8 aperture, 80° FOV, and 6P lens. It consists of professional HD lenses that can record ultra-clear scenes with specific photo details and double the overall texture. The camera also consists of a B & W Portrait lens which comes with the new colour filter system that enables the portrait lens to detect a more comprehensive array of light, assist the primary lens in capturing light better, enhance image contrast, create retro-style images, and add texture to portraits. The 4 cm Macro lens in the camera enables users to get closer and discover the beauty of the micro world with a 4cm shooting distance.
realme 8 5G also comes with a 16MP AI Beauty Selfie, the ultra-clear front camera has F2.0 aperture, supporting smart beauty mode, Bokeh Effect, etc. The smartphone features a brand-new beauty algorithm developed for different genders, different skin types, and facial shapes and features allowing users to take selfies that show natural skin.
The realme 8 5G camera also features Nightscape Mode that has many built in popular night filters; with the multi-frame synthesis engine technology. It helps take a set of photos with different light exposure simultaneously and then combines them into one. Besides maintaining a good exposure with highlight spots, this mode can also increase the light of the dark to make it clearer with more details.
realme 8 5G is the thinnest 5G smartphone in the segment and comes with an 8.5mm super slim body, 185g super lightweight, and has a great feel in hand, delivering a comfortable experience.
Dynamic Speed Light Design
The smartphone comes with a back cover that creates a dynamic change of light when the phone is shaken, which is called Dynamic Speed Light. To deliver this design concept, realme 8 5G uses a high-gloss indium plating process on Supersonic Blue to restore a glossy sense of light; on Supersonic Black, the smartphone features a lenticular pattern process to present a premium mirror effect to bring out the sense of light better.
Fast Side Fingerprint Scanner
realme 8 5G features a side fingerprint scanner, which ingeniously fuses the power button and fingerprint recognition modules. With a capacitive recognition system, with just one press one can unlock the phone instantly and it also provides more security.
realme 8 5G has 2 memory variants, 4GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB. The smartphone is also equipped with a 3-card slot for two SIM cards and one SD card (up to 1TB).
Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology (DRE)
To tackle the drawbacks caused by insufficient RAM and create more memory, realme 8 5G comes with a new Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology (DRE) that converts storage/ROM into virtual RAM. As per the test data, with DRE 4GB can turn to 5GB and 8GB turns into 11GB - all of which are virtual ROM conversions. It enables even smoother multiple app usages.
realme UI 2.0
realme 8 5G comes with realme UI 2.0, which is based on Android 11 and is well-built for an enhanced and closer-to-stock Android experience. realme UI 2.0 is highly customizable and supports more than 100 customizable items, including Global Theme Color, 3 Styles of Dark Mode, Icon Customization, and many more interesting and useful features. realme UI 2.0 also offers exciting features that enhance social media experiences. With the Deepsea Privacy Plan and Security Shield, the realme UI 2.0 assures that the user’s data and information is safe and secure.
The realme UI 2.0 also brings enhanced speed and smoothness, which is more conducive to improving user productivity.
realme 8 5G is available in two colours, Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black.
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