Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro pre-orders have begun on Flipkart ahead of their India launch on March 24. A new microsite live on the e-commerce platform confirms that the launch of the Realme 8 series will take place at 7.30pm (IST) on March 24. It also reveals key specifications of the series and is giving people a chance to pre-book the Realme 8 and the Realme 8 Pro smartphones. The launch of the Realme 8 series has also been teased via a video posted on the Realme India YouTube channel.
Realme 8 series pre-orders
Realme 8 series pre-booking went live on March 15 at 12pm (noon) on Flipkart and will go on till March 22. To book a Realme 8 series device during its ‘Infinity Sale’ — a reference to the 108-megapixel camera teased to feature in the series — you have to visit its Flipkart page and register. You have to purchase a Flipkart Electronic Gift Voucher of Rs. 1,080, and visit the website again on March 24 when the sale date of the Realme 8 series devices will be announced.
Pre-booking a Realme 8 series phone will also fetch buyers a 50 percent discount on the [Realme Buds Air Neo] true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones launched last year. They will receive a discount coupon to purchase the TWS earphones on the Flipkart app — available for both Android devices on the Google Play store and iOS devices on the App Store — within 10 days of receiving their Realme 8 series phone. The effective cost of the Realme Buds Neo Air with the discount coupon will come down to Rs. 1,499.
Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro specifications (expected)
The Flipkart page confirms that the Realme 8 series will feature a 108-megapixel camera, which has been teased as the highlight of the series on several occasions in the past. The 108-megapixel camera will also have 9-in-1 pixel binning that will assist in low-light photography. The Samsung HM2 camera has been earlier confirmed to come with 3x zoom and a Starry Mode for time-lapse videos. It is, however, expected to be reserved for the top-end Realme 8 Pro variant. The microsite says that the Realme 8 Pro will weigh 176 grams and have a thickness of 8.1mm. The Pro variant was also recently spotted on a US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification listing with a 4,500mAh battery and support for 65W fast charging.
The vanilla Realme 8 specifications were earlier teased by company CEO Madhav Sheth, who shared an image of the retail box of the device. The phone will feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, MediaTek Helio G95 SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery with 30W Dart Charge fast charging support. It will have a quad rear camera setup headlined by a 64-megapixel primary sensor.
Both Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro smartphones are expected to run on Android 11 out of the box.