Smartphone launches are appearing no indicators of slowing down. Realme is the newest producer to unveil new {hardware}, with the corporate revealing its new 8 collection telephones at a digital match in India. Alternatively, with most effective the Realme 8 Professional coming to the United Kingdom at release, that’ll be our center of attention right here.

No doubt, the headline spec is a brand new 108Mp primary digicam – the similar answer as Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Extremely, with Realme claiming it has a transformative impact at the pictures revel in. It allows 9-in-1 pixel binning, the place 9 adjoining pixels are blended to shape one upper high quality 12Mp symbol.

The 108Mp snapper is only one of 4 rear cameras, with an 8Mp ultrawide and 2Mp macro joined by way of the brand new 2Mp black-and-white sensor. There’s no room for a devoted telephoto digicam, even if Realme claims its ‘in-sensor Zoom’ characteristic can produce higher photographs than 3x optical zoom in some cases.

At the entrance, you’ll discover a 16Mp selfie digicam – that’s decrease on paper than 2020’s Realme 7 Professional, even if megapixel rely doesn’t all the time ensure a greater symbol. Additional main points at the 8 Professional’s cameras had been published at an match in early March, main points of which will also be discovered right here.

That front-facing digicam is located above a 6.4in Complete HD+ (2400×1080) OLED panel – the similar as we noticed closing 12 months. It sticks at 60Hz, regardless of many telephones round this worth level now supporting upper refresh charges. Alternatively, there’s a 180Hz contact sampling price, which must assist with smoothness whilst gaming.

The internals additionally have not noticed any notable upgrades. The 8 Professional continues to be powered by way of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G chipset, along 8GB of RAM and 128GB garage at the most effective configuration to be had in the United Kingdom. Efficiency was once a key energy of the Realme 7 Professional, however it could had been great to incorporate a chip that’s in a position to supporting 5G.

Realme 8 Pro
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A 4500mAh battery is similar to closing 12 months, even if charging speeds seem to have had a downgrade. Realme claims the 8 Professional’s 50W ‘Tremendous Dart’ price can get you from 0 to 100% in simply 47 mins, even if that’s slower than the 7 Professional’s 34 mins with its 65W adapter. Probably, the alternate has been made to offer protection to the long-term well being of the battery whilst chopping prices. There’s no wi-fi charging, even though.

The telephone is reasonably thinner (8.1mm) and lighter (176g) now, even if Realme’s ‘Dare to Bounce’ tagline is emblazoned around the again of all 4 color choices: Limitless Blue, Limitless Black, Punk Black and Illuminating Yellow. 

There’s just one configuration to be had once more in the United Kingdom – 8GB of RAM and 128GB  garage (expandable as much as 256GB) – for £279/€299. The 8 Professional is to be had to pre-order now by way of Realme’s UK website online and Amazon, prior to formally happening sale from 31 March.

A extra inexpensive Realme 8 has additionally introduced, however that instrument is not to be had in the United Kingdom at release. Learn extra about each telephones in our information to the Realme 8 collection. 

Take a look at our information to the most productive Realme telephones to peer the place it suits into the corporate’s present lineup, and perfect mid-range telephones to peer what it’ll be up in opposition to.