Realme ended 2020 as the world’s fastest-smartphone brand. This comes as a response to the company’s continuous investment in the mid-range market and also due to its involvement in the 5G expansion. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Realme managed to unveil a multitude of low-end, mid-range, and even high-end smartphones. Under its numbered series, the company managed to unveil two generations of smartphones last year, the Realme 6 series and the Realme 7 series. Now, a new report suggests that the brand is ready to move to the Realme 8 series.
The Realme 8 series unveiling makes perfect sense right now. After all, the Realme 6 and 6 Pro were unveiled during the first quarter of 2020. These devices usually come to compete with Redmi Note 10 series, which is scheduled for the next month. Hence, Realme isn’t interested in leaving much space for its biggest competitor.
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Realme’s VP and CEO of Realme India and Europe, Madhav Sheth, started teasing the Realme 8. The executive is building hype through a series of tweets that outline an #InfiniteLeapWith8 and more interestingly a 108MP camera. Although we don’t have many details about the Realme 8 smartphones, it’s easy to guess that it will pack a 108MP camera. Interestingly, Realme invited its fans for an online event that will happen on March 2. The new Camera Innovation Showcase will reveal the company’s brand new 108MP setup. We have strong reasons to believe that the Realme 8 series will be among the first smartphones coming with this solution. Of course, the brand also has a second flagship in tow that will have a focus in a camera.
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Realme 8 and 8 Pro alleged specifications
As Xiaomi is gearing up to enter the 5G era with its global Redmi Note 10 series, Realme is also expected to bring 5G phones. According to rumors, the Realme 8 will pack the MediaTek’s Dimensity 720 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM. The phone will also come with a high refresh rate screen with at least 90Hz and will run Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 on top. As usual, Realme might introduce a Realme 8 Pro as well. This higher variant will have a better chipset, OLED display, 65W fast-charging. It probably is the one bringing a 108MP snapper.
The Realme 7 Pro came with a Dimensity 720G SoC which curiously was the same chipset on Realme 6 Pro. For the Realme 8 Pro, we expect an upgrade in terms of performance. Since the vanilla is set to come with a MediaTek chip, we expect the Realme 8 Pro to go with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, presumably the Snapdragon 750G. Since the Realme 6 series, the brand is adopting a “dual-platform” philosophy with its numbered series. The Realme 6 had a MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, the Realme 7 an Helio G95. The Realme 6 Pro and 7 Pro, the Snapdragon 720G.