Realme is on a roll lately as the Chinese tech giant has been launching smartphones in the Indian market regularly. Just a few days ago, the Realme GT and Realme GT Master edition went up on sale, and today, the Chinese tech giant has launched the Realme 8s alongside the Realme 8i, and the Realme Tab. The phone houses a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a higher refresh rate of 90 Hz, and a touch sampling rate of 180 Hz.
The display has a screen to body ratio of 90.5%. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC which is a considerable upgrade over the MediaTek 700 SoC used on the Realme 7. The Octa Core MediaTek 810 SoC is based on 6nm technology for added performance and power efficiency. The phone has up to 8 GB of RAM, and thanks to the Dynamic RAM Expansion or DRE, you can add an additional 5GB RAM to the already existing 8GB.
The smartphone runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11, and supports 5G SA/NSA. Unlike the flowing design on the Realme 8i, the Realme 8s has an infinite star design which is inspired by the vast starry sky, and our universe full of mysteries. The phone carries a frost finish which feels good to touch, and also resists the fingerprints well.
The phone has a triple camera setup similar to the one on the Realme 8i. You get a main 64 MP primary shooter with f/1.8 aperture. You also get a 2MP Black and White shooter with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP macro shooter. If you love clicking selfies, you might like the 16MP punch hole front facing camera with f/2.1aperture. The fingerprint scanner is incorporated in the power on/off button. The phone draws its power from the 5,000 mAh battery with support for 33W Dart Charge Fast charging.
The Realme 8s has a triple sim slot with support for a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone also houses a 3.5mm audio jack with support for Hi-Res audio. In terms of connectivity options, the Realme 8s features 5G SA/NSA with support for 4 5G bands: n41, n28, n77, and n78. The phone also supports 4G VoLTE in both sims, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, USB Type-C, GPS, and GLONASS.
Realme 8s: Pricing and Availability
The Realme 8s is offered in two colour variants in the country: Universe Purple, and Universe Blue. The base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is offered at a price tag of Rs. 17,999. The higher end variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is sold at Rs. 19,999. The phone is expected to go on sale starting from 13th September on Flipkart, Realme.com, and offline stores near you.
You can get Rs. 1,500 off if you complete the purchase using Debit or Credit cards issued by HDFC and ICICI Banks.