After about one and a half months later of India’s launch, Realme is about to launch Realme 8 in Nepal soon. The phone sports great performance and good battery life. But what about its display and software? Can we consider it a true successor to Realme 7 which was priced much higher than expected? Let’s find out in this overview of Realme 8 with full specifications, expected price in Nepal, and availability.
Design & Display
The back cover has two tone back with a massive “Dare To Leap”, which the company calls “Infinite Bold Design”. Yeah, that is definitely infinitely bold and to be considered branding. The stipe containing the text has rainbow-effect on various angles. The front of the phone looks same as the predecessor that has a corner hole-punch cutout for selfie camera. Realme 8 is light weighing just 177 grams and 7.99mm thick.
In terms of display, the successor has a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display with just a 60Hz refresh rate. Considering the price of Realme 7 which was way high for a 90Hz IPS LCD display, I will take Realme 8 any day for its price. The display has the same 180Hz touch sampling rate though, which is nice. Being AMOLED, the display can get very bright with 1000nits brightness. Another perk of having an AMOLED display is that the company can include an in-display fingerprint scanner. However, it would have been better if there was at least a 90Hz AMOLED panel considering the market competition nowadays.
Camera & Performance
The primary sensor consists of a 64MP lens. But, looks like it doesn’t have any Sony sensor on the primary camera, which was present on Realme 7. Other cameras include 8MP, FOV 119° ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro, and 2MP B&W sensor. The back camera module supports UIS Max Video Stabilization mode to stable your videos. You can record 4K at 30fps from the device too. For selfies, there is a 16MP, f/2.45 Sony IMX471 sensor, which also supports UIS video stabilization.
The device flaunts MediaTek Helio G95 CPU, which is exactly the same as Realme 7. It is an octa-core processor with 2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores configuration. The performance and especially, the gaming on it should be smooth due to its powerful Cortex-A76 cores. The phone comes in 4GB/6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage option, and not UFS 2.2 or 3.1.
The phone features 5000mAh with 30W Dart-Charge support. It can charge your phone fully in 65 minutes. You can use two sim cards and a micro-SD card at once in the phone. There is 3.5mm headphone jack port on it as well. In terms of software, it runs on realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11.
realme 8: Specifications
|Dimensions & Weight||160.6 x 73.9 x 7.99 mm|
|Display||6.4″ FHD+ Super AMOLED|
1080 x 2400 pixels
60Hz refresh rate
180Hz Touch Sampling Rate
1000nits peak brightness
|SoC||Mediatek Helio G95|
|Chipset||Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Storage||128GB UFS 2.1|
|Battery & Charging||5000 mAh|
100% in 65 mins
|Rear Camera||64 MP, f/1.79, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.25, 119˚ FOV, Ultra-wide
2 MP, f/2.4, Macro
2 MP, f/2.4, B&W
|Front Camera||16 MP, f/2.45, Sony IMX471|
|Operating System||Android 11, Realme UI 2.0|
|Sensors||In-display Fingerprint Sensor|
Magnetic induction sensor
|Other Features||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
3.5mm Headphone Jack
|Colors||Cyber Black, Cyber Silver|
Realme 8 Price in Nepal
In India, the price of Realme 8 is INR. 14,999 for 4GB+128GB, INR. 15,999 for 6GB+128GB variant and INR. 16,999 for 8GB+128GB (4th June – 8th June, INR. 500 off on all variants). We can expect the price of Realme 8 in Nepal to start at NPR. 27,000 for base model, NPR. 29,000 for 6GB+128GB variant and NPR. 31,000 for 8GB+128GB model.
|Model Name||Variant||Price In Nepal (Expected)|
|Realme 8||4GB+128GB||NPR. 27,000|
|Realme 8||6GB+128GB||NPR. 29,000|
|Realme 8||8GB+128GB||NPR. 31,000|