The Chinese Telecommunications Equipment Certification Authority (TENAA) has revealed information about a new Realme smartphone. The device has the code model RMX2205. It is reported that a relatively inexpensive device with the ability to work in fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks is being prepared for release. The smartphone will allegedly enter the commercial market under the name Realme 8i.
The smartphone will receive a display with a small hole for the front camera. An AMOLED panel will be applied, in the area of which a fingerprint scanner will be located. The screen size is 6.43 inches diagonally.
The dimensions of the device are indicated – 158.5 × 73.3 × 8.4 mm. The operating system is Android 11, and power will be provided by a rechargeable battery with a capacity of 4400 mAh.
Most likely, the equipment will include a MediaTek Dimensity series processor with an integrated 5G modem. The TENAA images show the unit in black color. On the back, there is the Dare to Leap logo.
According to Digitimes Research, in 2020, the shipments of 5G smartphones worldwide amounted to at least 280 million units. Approximately 550 million fifth-generation cellular handsets are expected to ship this year.
Realme 8 5G coming April 21
Realme unveiled the Realme 8 smartphone last month; and now its Thai subsidiary has announced that the company will unveil a 5G variant on April 21. In addition to the announcement; a short video was shown on the official Facebook account revealing the design of the Realme 8 5G.
As you can see, Realme 8 5G; unlike the 4G variant, does not come with a large proprietary motivating inscription “Dare to leap” on the back. What’s more, unlike the 4G model, which comes with a 64MP quad-camera, the 5G version will have one less module on the back, and the main camera will only be able to rely on a 48MP sensor.
The video clip does not show the front of the Realme 8 5G, but it can be assumed that the smartphone will have a punch-hole display. This is because the Realme 8 5G appears to be the rebranding of the Realme V13 5G announced in China last month. The fact is that the back of the Realme 8 5G looks similar to the V13 5G, and the smartphone was also spotted in Geekbench and FCC with a Dimensity 700 SoC, 8 GB of RAM, Android 11, a 5000 mAh battery and a side fingerprint scanner – all these features are present in the V13 5G.