Realme 9 Series, Realme 8i, Realme 8s to Launch in India by the End of October: Report

Realme 8i and Realme 8s are expected to be unveiled via a launch event in September.

Realme 9 Series, Realme 8i, Realme 8s to Launch in India by the End of October: Report

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Realme 8i is expected to pack a 6.59-inch full-HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate

Highlights
  • Realme 9 series to launch in India before Diwali
  • Realme 8i will be powered by the newly launched MediaTek Helio G96 SoC
  • Realme 8s is speculated to be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC

Realme 9 series, Realme 8i, and Realme 8s are expected to launch in India soon. According to a tipster, all three smartphones will be unveiled in the market by the end of next month. The Realme 8s is expected to come with a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC while the Realme 8i is expected to come with the newly launched MediaTek Helio G96. There is, however, little known about the upcoming Realme 9 series. The Realme 8 series smartphones are expected to get displays with up to a 120Hz refresh rate.

Tipster Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) shared with 91Mobiles that the Realme 9 series will launch in India in October, before Diwali 2021. Brar also mentioned that Realme will launch its Realme 8i and Realme 8s at a launch event this month.

Earlier this week, Realme announced that it will launch the first smartphone powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC in India. It is speculated that the said smartphone would be the upcoming Realme 8s. The smartphone's processor may be paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. It could also come with a 6.5-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate along with a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 64-megapixel primary sensor.

Realme 8s was revealed by the company earlier this month along with the Realme 8i.

The Realme 8i has been confirmed to come with a MediaTek Helio G96 SoC that is likely to be paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The newly launched MediaTek chipset supports up 120Hz refresh rate display and 108-megapixel rear camera sensor. The Helio G96 SoC will also support 4G LTE connectivity on two SIMs.

As for the Realme 8i, it is expected to come with a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The selfie camera could have a 16-megapixel sensor. The phone is expected to pack a 5,000mAh battery.


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  • 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
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
OS Android 11
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
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