TL;DR: The realme 8 5G will launch in the Philippines on June 24, 2021.
True to its word of bringing 5G smartphones to young consumers, realme will introduce a new midrange 5G phone to the local market. The realme 8 5G is set to launch in the Philippines.
The launch event will be on June 24, 2021, 6PM, streamed on realme Philippines’ Facebook page, YouTube channel, and TikTok account.
Because of its naming convention, you may mistake the realme 8 5G for the realme 8 4G. But make no mistake, its a different device with a few similarities here and there.
The realme 8 5G features a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Instead of an AMOLED display, it has a 6.5-inch FHD IPS panel with a punch hole on the upper left that holds a 16MP selfie camera.
It also has a differently designed back panel, albeit having the same rectangular camera layout.
At the back, there’s a 48MP main shooter supported by two 2MP sensors for depth and macro. The phone also has a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging, a side fingerprint scanner, USB-C, and realme UI 2.0 on top of Android 11.
As for the price, well, you have to watch the livestream to find out. But, we do know that it will have a Php 1,500 discount on the first day of sale.
Be sure to catch the launch of the realme 8 5G on June 24, 6PM, livestreamed on realme Philippines’ channels.
realme 8 5G specs
- Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS Display, 2400 x 1080, Up to 600 nits
- Processor: 2.2GHz Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G
- GPU: ARM Mali-G57
- RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1 Storage, MicroSD Expansion Slot
- Rear Cameras: 48MP Main + 2MP Macro + 2MP B/W, Quad Cameras
- Front Camera: 16MP Selfie Camera
- Network: 5G, 4G LTE
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
- Others: Side Fingerprint Scanner, USB-C
- OS: realme UI 2.0, Android 11
- Battery: 5,000mAh Battery, 18W Dart Charge