Realme 8 5G India launch nears as the phone gets BIS certification

  • Realme 8 5G has received India’s BIS and Thailand’s NBTC certifications
  • The handset bears model numbers RMX3241 and RMX3242
  • Realme 8 India launch is later today, but only the 4G variant is expected for now

Realme 8 series is all set to launch in India later today and will include the standard model and Realme 8 Pro model. Though there were rumours about a Realme 8 Pro 5G, recent reports suggest that only the 4G variant of the entry-level model will be launching in India today. Now, ahead of the launch event, the 5G variant of Realme 8 has been certified by India’s BIS and Thailand’s NBTC with model number RMX3241, as spotted by MySmartPrice. The latter also confirms the marketing name of the phone. The BIS certification also lists Realme RMX3242, which could be a RAM/storage variant of the phone.

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Unfortunately, neither listings reveal anything about the phone just yet but we can speculate Realme may tease the 5G variant at the Realme 8 series India launch event.

Also read: 5 ways Realme 8 Pro will compete against Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Realme 8 and 8 Pro specifications (rumoured)

Realme 8 specifications have leaked fully yet, but the phone is said to come with a 64MP primary sensor in a quad-camera setup, accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle lens, a depth sensor, and a macro lens. It’ll have an AMOLED panel with a high refresh-rate screen. It is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage that should be further expandable. A 5,000mAh battery with 50W fast-charging support could fuel the phone. It is confirmed to boot Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 custom skin out of the box. Connectivity features could include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB Type-C port for charging and data sync.

On the other hand, the Realme 8 Pro will also have a quad-camera setup at the back with a 108MP primary sensor and a telephoto lens. It is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. It is said to sport a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. It will have an in-display fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. A 4,500mAh battery with 50W fast charging will fuel the phone.

According to tips by noted leakers, the Realme 8 Pro will launch in 4G as well as 5G variants in India.

Key Specs

realme 8
MediaTek Helio G95 | 4 GBProcessor
6.4 inches Display
64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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realme 8 Price
Rs. 14,724
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Rs. 15,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5



  • Attractive AMOLED display
  • Impressive cameras
  • Good performance


  • Unattractive design
  • Lacks high refresh rate display
  • Hardware could have been better
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