Just a month after the launch of the Realme 8, the company has announced the 5G variant of the device. In this post, we will be taking a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Realme 8 5G in Nepal.
Realme 8 5G Overview:
To note, Realme 8 5G is a rebrand of Realme V13 5G which was launched in China about a month ago. While the V13 has an 8MP selfie camera, this one brings a 16MP sensor instead.
Design and Display
The phone features a 6.5-inch FHD+ panel with support for a 90Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, Realme has used an LCD panel here. Therefore, the fingerprint scanner has also been shifted from under the screen to the side. The display has a left-aligned circular cutout for the selfie camera. Realme also claims maximum brightness of up to 600 nits and a screen-to-body ratio of 90.5% on this phone.
Realme 8 5G is 8.5mm thick and weighs around 185 grams. The rear panel is based on high-gloss indium plating which the company claims provides extra shine to it. Many will be glad to know that there is no “Dare To Leap” branding on the 5G variant. There are two colors to choose from here – Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black.
Performance and Memory
Powering the Realme 8 5G is Dimensity 700 which features two Cortex-A76 cores (@ 2.2GHz) and six Cortex-A55 cores (@ 2.0GHz). It is based on TSMC’s 7nm process that makes it more energy-efficient than the Helio G95 on the 4G variant. It also supports 5G connectivity and hence boasts up to 2.77Gbps of peak download speed.
The phone comes in two RAM variants – 4GB and 8GB. Both come with 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. It can be expanded up to 1TB using an external microSD card. Realme has also introduced Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) technology that lets the phone use a certain portion of internal storage as RAM. With this, you can increase Realme 8 5G’s RAM to 5GB and 11GB depending upon the variant.
Coming to the camera, Realme has made a lot of compromises here. First, the primary camera has been downgraded to 48MP from 64MP on the 4G variant. Similarly, there is no ultrawide lens here. Instead, what you get is a macro sensor and a Black and White sensor. Plus, there is no 4K recording either. The highest you can go with the rear camera is 1080p/30 fps.
On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera enclosed within the punch-hole cutout. It also maxes out at 1080p/30fps video recording.
Rest of the specs
Realme 8 5G gets its juice from a 5,000mAh. The company claims that one can get up to 114 hours of music time on a full charge with this device. The charging speed has also been reduced from 30W on the 4G variant to just 18W here. The phone ships with Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 out-of-the-box.
Realme 8 5G Specifications:
- Display: 6.5-inch LCD panel, 90.5% screen to body ratio, 90Hz refresh rate
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 405PPI
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G (7nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + 6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali G57
- Memory: 4/8 LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB UFS 2.1 storage (expandable)
- Software & UI: Realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11
- Rear Camera: Triple – 48MP primary, 2MP BnW, 2MP Macro
- Front Camera: 16MP (punch-hole)
- Security: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
- Connectivity: 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / AGPS / Beidou / Glonass, Type-C, NFC
- Battery: 5000mAh with 18W Charging
Realme 8 5G Price in Nepal & Availability
Realme 8 5G is official in markets like Thailand and India. In India, its price starts at INR 14,999 for the 4/64GB variant, and the phone will be available from April 28. We expect the price of Realme 8 5G in Nepal to start at NPR 27,000 when it launches here.
|Realme 8 5G||Price in India||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|4/128GB||INR 14,999||NPR 27,000|
|8/128GB||INR 16,999||NPR 32,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Realme X7.