Realme 8 Pro goes official – 108MP camera, SD720G & more

The 108MP sensor is the only major upgrade over last year!

Release Date
March 24, 2021
Starting Price in India

Alongside the Realme 8, we also got Realme 8 Pro today, which is the successor of last year’s Realme 7 Pro, and some notable features of the 8 Pro include an impressive 108 Megapixel Samsung HM2 sensor, a new design, 50W SuperDart Charge, a Super AMOLED panel and more. It starts at ₹17,999, so this time, the starting price is even lower than the predecessor, which started at ₹19,999. One of the reasons for this could be the competition from Redmi Note 10 series and also the fact that apart from a couple of specs, there isn’t much difference between the Realme 8 Pro and Realme 7 Pro. In fact, there are some areas, such as the charging speed, where the 8 Pro gets a downgrade instead of an upgrade.

Realme 8 Pro

There is a newer design this time around, just like in the case of the Realme 8. The 8 Pro, too, has a big “Dare to Leap” text on the back, which is something not everyone is going to love. There is the same square-shaped camera module featuring the Quad camera setup in it. Let’s talk about the cameras first because the primary rear camera is the main USP of this phone. It is a 1/1.52″ 108 Megapixel Samsung’s HM2 sensor. It is funny that such an impressive camera sensor is paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide and two 2 Megapixel cameras, one for macro shots and one for B&W photos.

On the front is a 16 Megapixel Sony MX471 sensor.

Realme 8 Pro

There is also a color option where the huge text on the back and also the camera module glows in the dark. Ok, let’s not talk more about this because we really don’t know what to say.

Under the hood, Realme 8 Pro gets the same Snapdragon 720G chipset that powered the Realme 7 Pro. There is 6GB or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM paired with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. The battery size is 4,500mAh, and while Realme 7 Pro had an impressive 65W SuperDart charging, Realme 8 Pro has 50W Fast Charging support. Yes, having 50W fast charging support at this price is impressive, but still, it is weird that the predecessor can charge faster.

The display on the front is a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED with up to 1000nits of brightness. It is not a high-refresh-rate panel, so just as in the case of Realme 8, there is a 60Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch-sampling-rate.

Realme 8 Pro

Finally, Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 runs out of the box.

Realme 8 Pro comes in three colors named Infinite Black, Illuminating Yellow, and Infinite Blue. There are two storage options, and here is the pricing for the Indian market –

  • 6GB + 128GB – ₹17,999
  • 8GB + 128GB – ₹19,999

The first sale will happen tomorrow at 12 PM, and you can buy the device via Flipkart or Realme’s official website.