Realme 8 5G price and specs via Revu Philippines

Realme 8 5G launched in PH with P1,500 introductory discount

In Phones by Alora Uy Guerrero3 Comments

Finally. In a bid to allow more Filipinos to enjoy 5G, the Philippines’ No. 1 smartphone brand has launched the lone 5G model of its current number series.

(Update, July 13: A new, cheaper variant of the Realme 8 5G is coming to the Philippines July 15! Details here.)

(Update, July 1: Our Realme 8 5G review is up!)

We’re referring to the Realme 8 5G. And the best part? It’s aggressively priced, getting a suggested retail price of P11,990 (roughly $246 converted) for the version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. That’s not all. You have these options as well:

  • If you buy the unit from Realme‘s official store on Shopee on June 25, its first day of availability in the Philippines, you can get the phone for only P10,490 ($215) — and with free shipping at that.
  • Every purchase of the Realme 8 5G at the brand’s authorized stores comes with a free Realme Buds Q valued at P1,490 ($31).
  • You can buy the handset via Home Credit at a six-month installment plan without any interest. Installment plans for major credit cards are available, too.
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At the heart of the Realme 8 5G is the 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700, which has two Cortex-A76 CPU cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores as well as Mali-G57 MC2 graphics. For uninterrupted usage, there’s a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18-watt fast charging and Smart 5G Power Saving feature. The 6.5-inch Full HD+ screen has a 90Hz refresh rate and a maximum touch-sampling rate of 180Hz.

SEE ALSO: Realme 8 5G first impressions and Realme 8 or Realme 8 Pro: Which one is for you?

The 5G-ready smartphone likewise sports a 48-megapixel triple rear camera, a 16-megapixel selfie sensor, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0, and a three-card SIM tray that allows the use of two SIM cards with 5G Dual SIM Dual Standby and a dedicated micro-SD card slot, expandable up to 1TB.

Realme 8 5G specs

  • 6.5-inch IPS LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 (FHD+) resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, 90.5% screen-body ratio, up to 600 nits brightness
  • 7nm octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor with 5G
  • Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, expandable up to 1TB
  • Triple rear cameras: 48-megapixel main; 2-megapixel black and white; and 2-megapixel macro
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
  • 5,000mAh battery with 18-watt USB-C charging
  • Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11
  • Color options: Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.