realme 8 5G: Price, Specs, Availability in the Philippines

One of the most affordable 5G phones to date!

realme is launching the 5G network variant of its realme 8 smartphone today, June 24, and we have all the details here.

The realme 8 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity chip, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage with option to expand via microSD card. The display refresh rate is also bumped to 90Hz, and offers a whopping 5000mAh of battery capacity. To differentiate it from the other models, the back plate is devoid of any ‘Dare to Leap’ branding and has a shiny surface in two colorways.

realme 8 5G specs:

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD screen, 1080 x 2400 px, 405 PPI
    90Hz refresh rate
  • 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G
    ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 storage
    expandable via microSD up to 1TB
  • Triple rear cameras:
  • • 48MP F1.8 (main)
  • • 2MP F2.4 (macro)
  • • 2MP F2.4 (depth)
  • 16MP F2.1 front camera
  • 5G, 4G LTE, Dual-SIM (nano)
  • WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, A-GPS, BEIDOU, GALILEO, QZSS, GLONASS, NFC
  • USB Type-C, Fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm audio jack
  • realme UI (based on Android 11)
  • 5,000mAh battery
    18W fast charge
  • Colors: Blue, Black

Promoters have started to promote the product online as early as this past weekend, with the SRP commonly seen to be at PHP 11,990. realme will offer the realme 8 5G starting on June 24, 12mn, at their official Shopee page (Buy here) with a PHP 1,500 discount on the first batch of units to be sold from June 25-27, with free shipping. As we’ve seen on Facebook Marketplace and other online selling platforms, those who purchase from June 25 to 27 will get a free realme Buds Q worth P1,490 for every purchase of the realme 8 5G in authorized realme stores. The device is also offered via Home Credit at a 6-month installment plan at 0 % interest. Installment plans for major credit cards are also available.

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