Realme 8 5G global launch takes place April 22nd, using all-new MediaTek 5G chipset.

The Realme 8 series is about to get a 5G upgrade, with the new Realme 8 5G getting its global debut next week. It will be the first phone to use MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 5G chipset.

The launch kicks off at 0930 UK time and you can watch the event as it unfolds on the livestream embedded below, or on catchup afterwards if you can’t make it.

Realme is using the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset, which promises to bring premium 5G features to a more affordable platform. The octa-core processor comprises a mix of ARM Cortex A76 and A55 cores, running up to 2.2GHz. The ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU runs at 950MHz.

On the connectivity side, Dimensity 700 offers two carrier aggregation on 5G that will prove valuable when networks add new bands to their 5G coverage later this year, as well as Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 support.

On the camera side, the chip offers support for image sensors up to 64-megapixels, and on the display side there’s support for FHD+ resolution displays with up to 90Hz refresh rate.

This would suggest that the Realme 8 5G will follow the same path as the Realme 7 5G, featuring a lower resolution primary camera, but surpassing it on connectivity, while coming with a lower retail price. However, as I found in my review of the Realme 7 5G, it actually beat the Realme 7 Pro on performance too!

This is of course speculation until Realme fills in the blanks next week.

Press Release

ALL IN 5G – realme 8 5G Global Launch To Take Place on April 22nd

In line with its brand message – ‘Dare to Leap’ – realme delivers industry-leading 5G technology and elevated experience to smartphone users with the realme 8 5G series

LONDON, England (15th April 2021) – realme – the world’s fastest growing smartphone brand – today announces the digital launch event for its highly anticipated smartphone realme 8 5G. After adding 5G smartphones to the line-up for its X and number series, realme continues its 5G momentum with this latest launch, with 2021 set to be a pivotal year for 5G enabled smartphones. The global launch event – ALL IN 5G – will take place on April 22nd at 9.30AM BST.

ALL IN 5G – Speed of infinity with UK’s first Dimensity 700 5G processor

With this latest launch, realme solidifies its position as a leader in 5G by adding more devices to its 5G portfolio globally. Users can now get ready to experience the speed of infinity with realme 8 5G, which is equipped with the UK’s first Dimensity 700 5G processor alongside other trendsetting features – crafted with excellence to elevate the smartphone experience.

realme 8 5G Global Launch – Live Stream Details

To find out more about realme 8 5G, tune in to the ALL IN 5G Global Digital Launch, taking place on Thursday, April 22nd 2021 at 9.30 (BST). Join realme UK on its social media platforms – YouTube, Facebook and Twitter – as it takes another step towards its mission of becoming a 5G leader in the UK.

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