Realme 8i, Realme 8s to Launch in India Soon, Company CEO Madhav Sheth Confirms

Realme 8i may launch after the Realme 8s as the latter has started popping up in leaks.

Realme 8i, Realme 8s to Launch in India Soon, Company CEO Madhav Sheth Confirms

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Realme 8s may get a purple colour option

  • Realme 8i and Realme 8s do not have a release date yet
  • Realme 8s may be powered by the rumoured MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC
  • Realme CEO shared the development in an episode of Ask Madhav

Realme 8i and Realme 8s smartphones will soon launch in India as new additions to the Realme 8 series. Currently, the Realme 8 series includes the vanilla Realme 8, the Realme 8 Pro, and the Realme 8 5G. Now, the company will be bringing two new smartphones named Realme 8i and Realme 8s to the Indian market, though one of them might release ahead of the other. As of now, nothing has been made official about the two phones, though some information about the Realme 8s had leaked recently.

Realme CEO Madhav Sheth answered a few questions in the latest episode of Ask Madhav on YouTube where he disclosed that more Realme 8 series phones are in development. Sheth then asked fans which one would they like to see first, the Realme 8i or the Realme 8s. Besides this, no information about the phones was shared. The Realme 8i is a complete mystery at this point, but a recent leak had shed some light on what could be the Realme 8s.

Late last month, renders and specifications of a Realme phone, said to be the Realme 8s, were leaked. In terms of design, the phone has a volume rocker and a SIM card tray on the left and a fingerprint sensor on the right that doubles as a power button. The leaked renders show the Realme phone in a purple hue, which is expected to be one of the colour options for when the phone officially launches.

Realme 8s specifications (expected)

The leaked specifications suggest that the Realme 8s will run Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top. It may feature a 6.5-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is said to be powered by a yet-to-be-announced MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, along with 6GB and 8GB RAM options. The Realme 8s could also come with an additional 5GB virtual RAM, and have 128GB and 256GB storage variants.

In terms of optics, the Realme 8s may sport a triple rear camera setup that is headlined by a 64-megapixel primary sensor. Details about the other two sensors are unclear. The phone may come with a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor. Connectivity options on the phone may include 5G, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack — alongside the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. In terms of battery, the Realme 8s is said to come with a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.

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  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • 90Hz refresh rate display
  • Good performance
  • Decent battery life
  • 5G ready
  • Bad
  • No ultra-wide-angle camera
  • Average low-light camera performance
  • Spammy notifications from stock apps
Display 6.50-inch
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 810
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels

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