Realme 8 Pro launch teaser via Revu Philippines

Realme 8 Pro with 108MP camera teased to launch in PH

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The Realme 8 Pro, the fastest-growing smartphone brand’s first 108-megapixel smartphone and the sequel to last year’s Realme 7 Pro, is heading to the Philippines soon.

No less than local celebrity Kathryn Bernardo, Realme‘s brand ambassador, shared an Instagram story shot on the upcoming phone with the #CaptureInfinityWith108MP hashtag. The company has also posted several teasers on social media using the said hashtag.

Screenshots of Kathryn Bernardo’s Instagram story shared by one of the celebrity’s fan clubs

Now the question is, when will Reame announce its initial 108-megapixel offering in the Philippines? Will the brand’s local arm also make the vanilla Realme 8 available here? The answer to the latter is likely yes, though no official announcement has been made just yet.

What about the 5G variant of the Realme 8 powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset? No idea. We’ll just have to wait and see how things progress from here.

In India, where the Realme 8 series made its global debut, the Realme 8 and Realme 8 Pro hit the subcontinent sporting the following price tags:

  • Realme 8
    • 4GB/128GB: ₹14,999 (around P10,035 or $207)
    • 6GB/128GB: ₹15,999 (P10,705 or $220)
    • 8GB/128GB: ₹16,999 (P11,374 or $234)
  • Realme 8 Pro
    • 6GB/128GB: ₹17,999 (P12,043 or $248)
    • 8GB/128GB: ₹19,999 (P13,381 or $275)

Retail pricing in the Philippines tends to be higher than in India due to taxes and other fees. As always, Realme’s local price strategy should be competitive with similarly specced phones from other brands.

As for the Realme 8 Pro, its hallmark feature is obviously its quad-camera setup led by a 108-megapixel Isocell HM2 image sensor, making this the sharpest camera phone in Realme’s current lineup.

The Isocell HM2 is Samsung’s third-generation 108-megapixel sensor on the market and an upgrade over the Isocell HM1 used by the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra flagships. Additionally, the 0.7 micron-pixel, 1/1.52-inch sensor supports 9-in-1 pixel binning and in-sensor zoom technology to produce a higher-quality image with better clarity.

Realme says it has optimized the HM2 sensor to offer the world’s first Starry time-lapse video, in addition to new portrait modes and a tilt-shift time-lapse video option.

Realme 8 Pro specs

  • 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate
  • 8nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor
  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Quad 108-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro), 2-megapixel (mono) rear cameras
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (in-display)
  • 4,500mAh battery with 50-watt USB-C charging
  • Realme UI
  • Color options: Infinite Black, Infinite Blue, Illuminating Yellow

Realme 8 specs

  • 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate
  • 12nm octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 processor
  • Mali-G76 GPU
  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Quad 64-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel (macro), 2-megapixel (mono) rear cameras
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (in-display)
  • 5.000mAh battery with 30-watt USB-C charging
  • Realme UI
  • Color options: Cyber Black, Cyber Silver

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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.