Realme 8 5G key specifications revealed ahead of global launch on April 21


Realme 8 5G key specifications have been revealed in the heads up to the global launch which is scheduled for April 21 in Thailand. Realme has been teasing the launch of the 5G variant of the Realme 8 in India as well and a microsite has gone live both on the Realme India website and on Flipkart. Realme’s microsite has confirmed that the upcoming Realme 8 5G will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor that was launched earlier this week in India. With this, Realme 8 5G will become one of the first Dimensity 700 powered phones to arrive in India.

The official Instagram page of Realme Thailand has also revealed some key features of the Realme 8 in a bid to get the ball rolling for the April 21 announcement. The Realme 8 is now confirmed to feature a 6.5-inch display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate. The display, which is likely to be a Full HD LCD panel is also confirmed to feature a punch-hole notch cutout in the top-left corner. 

The Realme 8 5G also has a side-mounted fingerprint reader. The company has also confirmed that the phone measures 8.5 millimetres in thickness and weighs 185 grams. Realme has not officially revealed the launch date of the Realme 8 in India just yet, however, the Flipkart listing indicates that the company will announce more details on April 16. There are also speculations that the Realme 8 5G could be based on the Realme V13 5G which was launched in March in China.

Realme V13 5G specifications

The Realme V13 5G features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a punch-hole cutout on the top-left corner and the phone measures 8.5 millimetres in thickness and weighs 185 grams. This is in line with the company’s teaser for the Realme 8 5G.

Moreover, the V13 is also powered by the Dimensity 700 processor with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G57 GPU. This is paired with 8GB RAM and upto 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage options to choose from. It will likely run on Android 11 based Realme UI 2.0 out-of-the-box.

The Realme V13 has triple cameras on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.

The Realme V13 is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging out of the box.