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 come with a hole-punch display design and carry triple rear cameras.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 8i runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 and features a 6.6-inch FHD+ (1,080×2,412 pixels) display with a dynamic refresh rate that has six different levels – 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz. Further, the display of the Realme 8i carries a 180Hz touch sampling rate. Under the hood, the Realme 8i houses an octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 SoC that was launched in July.
On the part of optics, the Realme 8i carries a triple rear camera setup that has a 50MP primary Samsung S5KJN1 sensor with an f/1.8 five-piece lens, along with a 2MP monochrome portrait sensor and a 2MP sensor with a macro lens. The smartphone features a 16MP selfie camera sensor in the front. Realme has provided a 5,000mAh battery on the Realme 8i that supports 18W fast charging.
Realme 8s 5G runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top and features a 6.5-inch FHD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The Realme 8s 5G is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC that was launched last month. The chip is paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Just 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 that comes with a 64MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens. It also includes a 2MP monochrome portrait sensor with an f/2.4 lens and a 2MP sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens. The Realme 8s 5G comes with a 16MP selfie camera sensor in the front with an f/2.1 lens for selfies and video chats. The Realme 8s 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W Dart Charge fast charging.
Realme 8i price in India starts at Rs. 13,999 for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The Realme 8s 5G carries a price tag of Rs. 17,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The Realme 8i will be available in Space Black and Space Purple colors from 12 pm on September 14, whereas the Realme 8s 5G will go on sale in Universe Blue and Universe Purple shades starting at 12 pm on September 13.
Both phones will be available for purchase through Flipkart, Realme.com, and major offline retailers in the country.