Realme 8i, Realme 8s launched in India with MediaTek SoCs, up to 120Hz display, 5,000mAh battery: price, specifications, sale date

Here's a look at the Realme 8i and Realme 8s prices in India, sale dates, and specifications.

Highlights
  • Realme 8i price in India starts at Rs 13,999, while Realme 8s starts from Rs 17,999.
  • Realme 8s is the world’s first phone with the MediaTek Dimensity 810.
  • Realme 8i touts the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset and 120Hz display.

Realme 8s and Realme 8i launched in India on Thursday alongside the Realme Pad. The company announced the price and specifications of the two new smartphones. These are the latest additions to the company’s existing Realme 8 lineup. Realme 8s is the world’s first phone with the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset that has 5G network connectivity, while the Realme 8i is India’s first with the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset. The phones come with a punch-hole camera, a triple rear camera system, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and multiple colour options. Here’s a look at the Realme 8i and Realme 8s price in India, availability, and full specs.

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Realme 8s, Realme 8i prices in India, sale dates

MODELVARIANTPRICE
Realme 8s6GB/128GBRs 17,999
Realme 8s8GB/128GBRs 19,999
Realme 8i4GB/64GBRs 13,999
Realme 8i6GB/128GBRs 15,999


Realme 8i and Realme 8s will be available via the Realme website and Flipkart online. The latter comes in Universe Blue and Universe Purple colour options, while the former ships in Space Black and Space Purple colourways. Realme 8s first sale is set for September 13th at 12 noon, while the Realme 8i will go on sale from September 14th at 12 noon.

Realme 8s specifications

Display: The Realme 8s sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 2400 X 1080 pixels resolution, 90.50 percent screen-to-body ratio, punch-hole camera. The display offers 100 percent DCI-P3 colour Space, a 180Hz touch sampling rate, 600nits brightness and can go as low as 1nit for less eye strain during the night.

Processor and software: Realme 8s is the first phone in the world to ship with the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset paired with ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, with either 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD card up to 1TB. There’s an additional 5GB Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) technology that allows to quickly switch between different apps and better multitasking. The device ships with Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11.

Realme 8s

Cameras: Realme 8s has a triple camera setup on the back, with a 64MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF HDR, and 6P lens. The main sensor is paired with a 2MP B&W lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP 4cm macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. The cameras support features like Super Nightscape, Panoramic View, Expert, Timelapse, Portrait
Mode, HDR, Ultra Macro, AI Scene Recognition, and AI Beauty, Filters. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. 

Battery and connectivity: Realme 8s packs a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/Glonass/ Galileo, and USB Type-C. The phone measures 162.5 X 74.8 X 8.5mm and weighs 191 grams. Sensors onboard include magnetic induction, light, Gyro-meter, proximity, and accelerometer Sensor.

What’s in the box: Realme 8s 5G, Type-C cable, 33W adapter, SIM card needle, screen protector film, protection case, quick start guide, and warranty card.

Also read: Realme GT Neo2 leaked official renders in Blue colour option surface ahead of launch

Realme 8i specifications

Display: The Realme 8i sports a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 2412×1080 pixels resolution, 90.80 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a punch-hole camera. The phone offers 100 percent DCI-P3 colour Space, a 180Hz touch sampling rate, 600nits brightness and can go as low as 1nit for less eye strain during the night.

Processor and software: Realme 8i is the first phone in the country to come with the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset paired with ARM Mali-G57 with either 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD card up to 256GB. The 6GB RAM model supports additional 5GB virtual RAM functionality for better multitasking. The phone runs on Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 custom skin out of the box.

Realme 8i

Cameras: Moving to optics, the Realme 8i has a triple camera setup on the back, with a 50MP primary Samsung S5KJN1 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF HDR, and 5P lens. The main sensor is paired with a 2MP B&W lens and a 2MP 4cm macro lens. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. 

Battery and connectivity: Realme 8i packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/Glonass/ Galileo, and USB Type-C. The phone measures 164.1 X 75.5 X 8.5mm and weighs 194 grams. Sensors onboard include magnetic induction, light, proximity, and accelerometer Sensor.

What’s in the box: Realme 8i, Type-C cable, 18W adapter, SIM card needle, screen protector film, quick start guide, and warranty card.

Key Specs

Realme 8i
MediaTek Helio G96 | 4 GBProcessor
6.6 inches Display
50 MP + 2 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Realme 8i Price
Rs. 13,999
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Rs. 15,275
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