Next week, Realme will officially launch the Realme 8 series. The event takes place on March 24th at 1400, but the kind folk at Realme have already given me a review device – along with permission to talk a little bit about it ahead of the launch.
Sadly, there’s a lot about it I can’t say just yet. You’ll need to wait for the launch event for the full specifications, and the price (the latter even I don’t know yet – it’s always kept to the end of the presentation to generate the maximum level of suspense).
The Realme 8 Pro was already talked about in quite a lot of depth in a recent teaser event for the imaging side of the camera, which included lots of footage of the phone being used in and around London. You can see watch that video here.
Below you can see a few photos taken with the phone, which comes with a headline 108-megapixel Samsung camera (12,000 x 9,000 pixels), an ultra-wide, macro and monochrome sensor.
The phone also includes many new camera features, including tilt-shift and time-lapse modes for stills and video, as well as 4K video recording at 30fps.
There are also loads of filters and effects to be experimented with, along with some new features that will come in a future software update.
I wish I could say more about the phone, but even without having been told the price, if you look at the Realme 7 Pro, you can probably get a fairly good idea of what the Realme 8 Pro (and other models as yet unannounced at all) will cost.
Realme is once again seeking to make high-quality imaging available to the masses, just like it did last year with the Realme X3 SuperZoom, an affordable phone that brought a periscope zoom camera to the mid-range.
With the addition of this new camera sensor, it’s great to see high-quality photography not being reserved only for the high-end flagships, even if there will of course be some compromises elsewhere to allow for the significantly lower price.
I’ll have my full review completed soon after the launch, so you’ll be able to find out more about everything then.