Realme 8i? Realme teases launch of MediaTek Helio G96-powered phone in India

Realme 8i India launch date is yet to be revealed.

  • Realme 8i India launch seemingly has been teased by the company
  • The handset could be the first one to come with the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset
  • Realme 8i specs could include a 6.59-inch display, 50MP camera, and a 5000mAh battery

Realme is working on a bunch of products, including the Realme 9, Realme Narzo 50 series, and probably new Realme 8 series phones. Now, it looks like the company is finally ready to launch the latter, according to a teaser on Twitter. Going into details, the MediaTek India Twitter handle has shared a tweet about the MediaTek Helio G96, showing how it’s a well-rounded SoC with support for a 108MP camera, 120Hz refresh rate, and more. Realme India has replied to that asking when users can experience the chipset, to which MediaTek replied, “really soon”. However, the company replied back again saying “Processing this conversation and saving 8!” Which is a massive giveaway that the Realme 8i is indeed launching soon. 91mobiles has exclusively revealed the Realme 8i and 8s will launch in India in September.

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MediaTek Helio G96 chipset was introduced last month and features two Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.05GHz and six A55 cores. It has support for Mali G57 MC2 GPU, a 120Hz refresh rate, an FHD+ display, and a 108MP camera. It offers UFS 2.2 storage, Bluetooth V5.2, and faster LTE. The MediaTek Helio G96 hasn’t been used on any device yet and if rumours are to be believed, the Realme 8i — whose renders and specifications were leaked recently — could be the first to pack it.

Realme 8i specifications

According to the leaked specifications, the Realme 8i is said to sport a 6.59-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper. It is said to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 chipset paired with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage that should be expandable further via a microSD card. The phone is likely to boot Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 custom skin out of the box. It is claimed to measure 8.6mm in thickness and weigh 194 grams.

Also read: Realme Narzo 50i India launch tipped; storage/ RAM configuration and colour options revealed too

Moving to optics, the Realme 8i is said to have a triple camera setup on the back, with a 50MP primary sensor, a 2MP portrait camera, and a 2MP macro camera. There will reportedly be a 16MP snapper for selfies and video chats and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Realme 8i is said to pack a 5,000mAh battery but no details regarding fast-charging capabilities are revealed.

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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Rs. 13,475
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5



  • Expansive 120Hz display
  • Performs well
  • Good battery life
  • Good selfie camera


  • 50MP sensor oversaturates images
  • Helio G96 needs further optimisation
  • Lots of bloatware
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