As expected Realme lifted the veil on a new smartphone this morning. This is the Realme 8 5G, the 5G version of the Realme 8 which was very lightly unveiled on April 20, 2021. The smartphone is already available at a price starting at 229 euros excluding promotion. Realme also takes the opportunity to present new headphones: the Realme Buds Q2.
On April 20, we reported in our columns the officialization of Realme 8. It is the cheapest smartphone of the brand. Launched at 199 euros in its most affordable version, the Realme 8 is a direct competitor of the Redmi Note 10 Pro. A smartphone that we tested at its launch and which offers a complete experience for a modest price: 199 euros. Find in our columns the complete test of Realme 8 and at the end of this article our complete video test.
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Upon formalization, Realme indicated that another smartphone would be launched a few weeks later. Without making a secret, the brand was already revealing its identity: the Realme 8 5G, simply. A competitor for the Oppo A54 5G that we presented to you in April (along with the A94 5G and the A74 5G). Today, Realme therefore announces the arrival of the smartphone in France, with all the details of the technical sheet and the selling price.
A 5G smartphone sold from 229 euros
A price that is intended to be aggressive, since the Realme 8 5G will be offered from 229 euros excluding promotion or subsidy. That is the price of the Oppo A54 5G. At this price you get the version 4 + 64 GB smartphone, which is offered exclusively at Amazon. Note that a promotional campaign will be organized next week where 30 euros will be refunded on the purchase of the mobile, reducing its price to 199 euros.
Another version of the smartphone will be offered at Fnac. She has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. This version will be sold at 259 euros. Or an additional thirty euros only to double the storage and RAM. A promotional campaign will also be organized with a refund of 30 euros on the purchase of the mobile. These are therefore very attractive prices to benefit from a 5G smartphone.
90 Hz Full HD + display, triple photo sensor, 16 MP selfie sensor
What is the rest of the datasheet? First of all, let’s recall the few information formalized previously: SoC MediaTek Dimensity 700 with 5G modem integrated of course, battery 5000 mAh, display with 90 Hz refresh rate, main photo sensor 48 megapixels. Let’s complete this technical sheet. First, the screen measures 6.5 inch. Its definition is Full HD +. Its sampling frequency is 180 Hz. And its backlight is LCD.
On the photo side, we find two 2 megapixel sensors at the back (for the macro and the calculation of distances) to accompany the sensor 48 megapixels. On the front the selfie sensor is a model 16 megapixels. A fingerprint reader is present on the right edge. And the battery is fast charge compatible 18 watts. Finally, the Realme 8 5G takes advantage of Android 11 serving as the basis for RealmeUI 2.0. Everything is stored in a polycarbonate shell.
Realme Buds Q2: practical and inexpensive TWS headphones
The Realme 8 5G is therefore officially launched in France. It is accompanied by a new pair of headphones: the Realme Buds Q2. These are TWS in-ear headphones with a circular touch surface on each. Noise reduction is passive in music listening and active during calls. Several microphones are built into each earpiece to ensure this. The headphones are also compatible IPX4 (protection against weak splashes of water). The connection with the smartphone is made with a connection Bluetooth 5.0 (low latency, range of 10 meters).
The built-in battery is 40mAh. This offers 5 hours of continuous music listening and 3 hours of conversation time. The battery of the charging box is 400 mAh. This is recharged with a microUSB port (a port which is becoming increasingly rare in telephony). The set offers, according to Realme, a battery life of 20 hours of music playback. The price of these headphones is 30 euros. But a promotional operation will be organized on the Realme site to lower this price by 5 euros.