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Realme 8i, Realme 8s, Realme Pad India Launch Today: Expected Price, Specifications, Livestream Details

Realme is hosting the launch event via a livestream at 12:30pm.

Realme 8i, Realme 8s, Realme Pad India Launch Today: Expected Price, Specifications, Livestream Details

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Realme Pad will be the company’s first tablet

Highlights
  • Realme is hosting the launch through a virtual livestream
  • Realme 8i price is tipped to start at EUR 199 in Europe
  • Realme 8s is coming with MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC

Realme 8i, Realme 8s, and Realme Pad are set to launch in India today (September 9). While the two new Realme phones will come as an extension of the Realme 8 series, the Realme Pad will be the company's first tablet. The company has confirmed that all three devices will be powered by MediaTek processors. The Realme 8i and Realme 8s will come with a hole-punch display design. Alongside the Realme 8i, Realme 8s, and Realme Pad, Realme is also launching two portable Bluetooth speakers that it is calling the Cobble and Pocket.

Realme 8i, Realme 8s, Realme Pad India launch event livestream details

The Realme 8i, Realme 8s, and the Realme Pad launch in India will take place at 12:30pm today. The virtual launch will be livestreamed through Realme's Facebook and YouTube channels. You can also watch the Realme event livestream from the video embedded below.

Realme 8i, Realme 8s, Realme Pad price in India (expected)

The exact retail price of the Realme 8i in India is yet to be revealed. However, tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore recently tweeted that the phone could come to Europe at EUR 199 (roughly Rs. 17,300) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and EUR 219 (roughly Rs. 19,100) for the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage model. The Indian pricing may be on similar lines.

The rumour mill has also speculated that the Realme 8s may launch in India with a starting price of Rs. 15,990. On the other hand, the Realme Pad will be available starting at Rs. 19,999 for the 4G+Wi-Fi variant, according to tipster Mukul Sharma.

Alongside the new phones and tablet, Realme is launching the Realme Cobble and Pocket speakers that first came to Malaysia in May with a price tag of MYR 99 (roughly Rs. 1,800) and MYR 97 (roughly Rs. 1,700), respectively.

Realme 8i specifications (expected)

The Realme 8i is confirmed to have a 6.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. The display is also teased to have a hole-punch design to accommodate a selfie camera sensor in the front. Further, recent teasers showed that the Realme 8i will be powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, along with up to 6GB of RAM. The phone will also have Realme's Dynamic RAM Expansion Technology that will bring 5GB of additional memory using the internal storage for multitasking.

On the optics front, the Realme 8i is tipped to have a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary sensor, along with two 2-megapixel sensors. The phone is also said to have a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor in the front.

The Realme 8i is rumoured to carry a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. Moreover, the phone could come in Space Black and Space colour options.

Realme 8s specifications (expected)

The Realme 8s is teased to have an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC along with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 13GB of Dynamic RAM Expansion. The phone will also carry triple rear cameras and come in Universe Blue and Universe Purple colours. Further, the Realme 8s is teased to be 8.8mm thin and 191 grams in weight.

Recent reports suggested that the Realme 8s would feature a 64-megapixel primary camera and a 90Hz display refresh rate. The phone is also rumoured to have a 5,000mAh battery with 33W Dart Charge fast charging support.

Realme Pad specifications (expected)

The Realme Pad is teased to have a 10.4-inch WUXGA+ (2,000x1,200 pixels) display with an 82.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The tablet will also come with MediaTek Helio G80 SoC and pack a 7,100mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. Recent teasers have shown that the Realme Pad will come with two cameras — one at the back and the other one at the front. Both cameras are said to have an 8-megapixel sensor.


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  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • 120Hz display
  • Powerful processor
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • Average camera performance
  • Preinstalled bloatware
  • Spammy notifications
Display 6.60-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio G96
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 4GB, 6GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 1080x2412 pixels
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • 90Hz refresh rate display
  • Good performance
  • Decent battery life
  • 5G ready
  • Bad
  • No ultra-wide-angle camera
  • Average low-light camera performance
  • Spammy notifications from stock apps
Display 6.50-inch
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 810
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 6GB, 8GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Bright and sharp display
  • Slim, good build quality
  • Good battery life
  • Good sound quality
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bad
  • No stylus or keyboard support
  • Not recommended for productivity
Display 10.40-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio G80
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Resolution 2000x1200 pixels
RAM 4GB
OS Android 11
Storage 64GB
Rear Camera 8-megapixel
Battery Capacity 7100mAh
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Audio Quality
  • Battery Life
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Compact design, easy controls
  • AAC Bluetooth codec support
  • Realme Link app support
  • Good sound quality for the price
  • Bad
  • Harsh sound at very high volumes
  • Bass feels a bit weak
Speaker Type Home Audio
Features Bluetooth
Colour Black
Connection Wireless
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Jagmeet Singh
Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a principal correspondent for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send in your leads and tips. More
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