Realme Camera Innovation Event 2021 teaser via Revu Philippines

Launch of Realme 8 with 108MP cam could be announced March 2

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The successors to the Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro could be just around the corner. The Realme 8 series might be teased as early as March 2. And it may arrive with a 108-megapixel quad-camera setup, according to teasers shared by Realme global CEO Madhav Sheth and the brand’s official social media pages, which recently posted an invite to the 2021 Realme Camera Innovation event happening next week.

(Update, March 24: Up to 108 megapixels and an Illuminating Yellow color variant. The Realme 8 Pro and Realme 8 are official, ladies and gentlemen! Details here.)

(Update, March 14: Confirmed: The Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro, Realme’s follow-up to the 7 series, will be launched March 24. See live pictures and likely specs here!)

The 2021 Realme Camera Innovation Event is happening March 2

You may recall that previous Realme models had a 64-megapixel sensor or fewer. This would make the Realme 8 the first Realme phone — or phones? — with a 108-megapixel sensor. Historically, Realme introduced a standard model alongside an upgraded Pro variant, so it makes sense to expect a vanilla Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro.

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Previous reports suggest the base version in the lineup might incorporate a MediaTek Dimensity 720 or Dimensity 800U processor along with 8GB RAM. Other rumored specs include a high refresh rate — at least 120Hz, same as the recently announced Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G — and the latest Realme UI software interface based on Android 11.

Alleged Realme 8 series phone with Bollywood actor Salman Khan via Revu Philippines

Bollywood actor Salman Khan spotted with an alleged Realme 8 series phone (via 91Mobiles)

In related news, 91Mobiles has spotted an image featuring Bollywood actor and Realme brand ambassador Salman Khan holding a never-before-seen Realme smartphone that could be the Realme 8 or Realme 8 Pro. The handset in question sports a glossy rear panel with Realme’s “Dare to Leap” motif on the back, as well as a new camera layout.

The Realme 8 series is expected to take on Xiaomi‘s Redmi Note 10 series, which will make its global debut March 4.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.