realme 8 and 8 Pro Launch, Pre-Order Details in the Philippines

Great phones are coming!

realme is gearing up to launch its newest series of smartphones later this month, but we already got a glimpse of what could be offered when you pre-order in town. The realme 8 and 8 Pro are launching in the country next week!

These two devices sport identical looks with different rear finishes and hardware configurations. They both sport super AMOLED displays with Always On Display mode, 128GB of internal storage with expansion via microSD card, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The 8 is powered by a MediaTek G95, a 5000mAh battery capacity, and a 30-watt Dart Charge technology.

realme 8 (Philippines) specs:

  • 6.4-inch FHD+ super AMOLED display, 1080 x 2400px
    180Hz touch sampling rate, 60Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Helio G95 processor
    ARM Mali-G76 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
    with dedicated microSD card slot for up to 512GB
  • Quad-rear cameras
    64MP F1.79 main
    8MP F2.25 ultrawide
    2MP F2.4 macro
    2MP F2.4 b&w
  • 16MP front camera
  • 4G LTE, Dual-SIM (nano)
  • WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Fingerprint scanner (in-display), Face Unlock
  • USB Type-C
  • realme UI 2.0 (Android 11)
  • 5,000mAh battery
    30W dart charge
  • Colors: Cyber Silver, Cyber Black

The realme 8 Pro, on the other hand, will feature a Snapdragon chip, a significantly less battery capacity, and a 50-watt SuperDart charging tech. The 8 Pro is also realme’s first device to sport a Samsung 108-megapixel sensor at the back along with three other camera modules.

realme 8 Pro (Philippines) specs:

  • 6.4-inch FHD+ sAMOLED display, 1080 x 2400px
    180Hz touch sampling rate, 60Hz refresh rate
  • 2.3GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
    Adreno 618 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
    with dedicated microSD card slot for up to 512GB
  • Quad-rear cameras
    108MP f/1.88
    8MP f/2.25 ultrawide
    2MP f/2.4 macro
    2MP f/2.4 b&w
  • 16MP front camera
  • 4G LTEm Dual-SIM (nano)
  • WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1,
  • Fingerprint scanner (in-display), Face unlock
  • USB Type-C
  • realme UI 2.0 (Android 11)
  • 4,500mAh batter
    50W SuperDart charge
  • Colors: Infinite Blue, Infinite Black

I stumbled upon the pre-order mechanics when I was going home from work. This one’s specifically displayed at a mobile store in Farmers Plaza, Cubao, Quezon City. The pre-order period for the realme 8 series is from May 12 to 21, 2021, and will come with a free realme Buds Air Pro worth PHP 4,990 for those ordering online. realme will start selling these phones on May 22, in which you can get a celebrity poster if you purchase any of these phones until May 29 and a PHP 1,000 discount when you purchase through their official ECommerce stores. No price has been mentioned as of this writing, so stay tuned for its official launch on realme’s online channels (Facebook, YouTube) on May 11, 6 PM.

Carl Lamiel
Carl writes for WalasTech when he's not working full time for a national retail company in the Philippines. Give him tips and/or leads at [email protected]