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Realme 8 5G in pics: A look at the cheapest 5G smartphone in India

Here's a closer look at India's most affordable 5G smartphone, Realme 8 5G. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset.

Published:Fri, April 23, 2021 6:01pm

By Karanveer Singh Arora

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Realme 8 5G launched in India

Realme 8 5G was launched in India yesterday alongside the Realme 8 Pro Illuminating Yellow colour variant. The device is quite different from the vanilla 4G variant, with the main difference being that the device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. (Image: Karanveer Singh Arora/BGR India)

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Realme 8 5G Price in India, availability details

Realme 8 5G is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 4G RAM/128GB storage variant and at Rs 16,999 for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant. The device is being offered in two colour options: Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black colour options. It will be made available in the country starting April 28 via Realme.com, Flipkart and offline stores. (Image: Karanveer Singh Arora/BGR India)

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Realme 8 5G: Key features

Key features of the new Realme 8 5G include a 90Hz 6.5-inch full HD display, 5G support, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 48-megapixel triple camera setup and up to 8GB of RAM. (Image: Karanveer Singh Arora/BGR India)

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Realme 8 5G: Display, processor, RAM, storage

Realme 8 5G sports a 6.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also includes Dragontrail glass protection on top. The device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC paired with the ARM Mali-G57 GPU. It comes with two RAM options: 4GB and 8GB, which are paired with 128GB of expandable storage up to 1TB via a microSD card. (Image: Karanveer Singh Arora/BGR India)

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Realme 8 5G: OS, battery, security

Realme 8 5G runs Realme UI 2.0 on top of Google's latest Android 11 operating system. It features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and facial recognition. The device is backed by a 5,000mAh battery, which comes with support for 18W fast charging, which in 2021 seems a lot sluggish. (Image: Karanveer Singh Arora/BGR India)

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Realme 8 5G: Cameras

The Realme 8 5G sports a triple camera setup on the back, which consists of a 48-megapixel primary sensor paired with a 2-megapixel black and white portrait sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. On the front, it features a 16-megapixel sensor for taking video calls and selfies. (Image: Karanveer Singh Arora/BGR India)

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