After launching the Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro last month, Realme today unveiled a new entrant in its number series — the Realme 8 5G. The new phone is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 processor and it’s one of the cheapest 5G smartphones in India right now. Since 5G is still a distant reality in India, Realme is banking on the future-proofing aspect here.

Realme 8 5G: Specifications

Specification Realme 8 5G
Dimensions and Weight
  • 162.5mm x 74.8mm x 8.5mm
  • 185g
Display
  • 6.5-inch LCD IPS (FHD+)
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • 500nits peak brightness
SoC
  • MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G:
    • 2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz
    • 6 x Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz
    • 7nm
  • ARM Mali-G57 GPU
RAM and Storage
  • 4GB / 8GB RAM
  • 64GB/ 128GB UFS 2.1 flash storage
  • MicroSD card support
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • 18W fast charger (inside the box)
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP f/1.8
  • Secondary: 2MP f/2.4 Macro
  • Tertiary: 2MP f/2.4 Black & White
Front Camera
  • 16MP f/2.1
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity
  • 5G NR SA
    • n1/n28/n41(2515-2675MHz)/n78
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Type-C port
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
  • GPS, A-GPS, BEIDOU, GALILEO, QZSS, GLONASS
Security Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Software
  • Android 11 with Realme UI

The Realme 8 5G differs from its siblings in more ways than one. It swaps the AMOLED panel for a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD panel. Although this represents a clear degradation in terms of peak brightness and color saturation, it does support a 90Hz refresh rate — unlike the Realme 8 and 8 Pro which are capped at 60Hz. On the inside, the Realme 8 5G has a MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, paired with either 4GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB flash storage. Moving to the back, we have a triple camera setup, headlined by a 48MP primary shooter and backed by a 2MP macro and a B&W sensors. On the front, the phone has a 16MP selfie shooter.

Realme 8 5G front and back

Realme 8 5G front and back

The battery is 5,000mAh and it supports 18W wired fast charging. On the software side, the Realme 8 5G runs Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top. Elsewhere, the phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint reader, Bluetooth 5.1, 5G support, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card slot.

Pricing & Availability

The Realme 8 5G comes in two variants, which are priced as follows:

  • 4GB + 64GB — ₹14,999 ($200)
  • 8GB + 128GB — ₹16,999 ($226)

The Realme 8 5G will go on sale in India starting April 28th via Realme.com, Flipkart, and select offline stores. It will arrive in Europe in May at a starting price of €199.