The no. 1 smartphone brand in the country is once again set to conquer the smartphone segment with its latest addition to the widely successful 8 series lineup. realme Philippines is excited to give its fans the experience of infinitely smooth performance with its latest mid-range smartphone: the realme 8i.
Experience the new realme 8i with Infinitely Smooth performance
Launched officially in the Philippines on November 16, the realme 8i brings an ultra-smooth smartphone experience to the mid-range segment as it boasts a 120Hz Ultra Smooth Display and the powerful Helio G96 Processor. In addition, the realme 8i features a 5000mAh massive battery with 18W Quick Charge, 5GB virtual RAM, and a 50MP AI Triple Camera, among many other features to level up your overall experience.
realme’s first smartphone with MediaTek Helio G96 Chipset
The device is equipped with realme’s first G96 chip. It’s manufactured using a 12nm process and has two large A75 cores and 6 small A55 cores. Its main frequency reaches up to 2.05GHz. Compared to its predecessor, the realme 7i, the performance of the realme 8i has improved by 65%. The GPU has been improved by 91%, and the CPU by 51%.
This G96 is also a processor launched with the joint collaboration of realme and MediaTek. A team of engineers had technically optimized 3 major performance features. Firstly, Helio G96 is the only G9 series chip that can power 120Hz displays. Secondly, it supports realme’s first screen whose brightness can reach as low as 1 nit. Lastly, its gaming performance completely surpasses that of its predecessor, the realme 7i, providing a smoother gaming experience.
Ultra smooth experience 120Hz display
The realme 8i features an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, the first at its price to do so. realme continues to take leaps with this technology, letting more people enjoy a smoother experience. Compared to 60Hz, 120Hz delivers noticeably smoother visual effects, and 6 different refresh rates (30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz) are supported to help the phone conserve battery power. In addition, it sports a massive 6.6-inch LCD display, giving you a superior visual experience, as well as a 100% DCI-P3 Color Space and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Meanwhile, the screen can go from 600 nits to 1 nit, with 1 nit being the lowest brightness level. Even at night, your eyes can stay comfortable while you use your phone.
Levelled-up content creation with 50MP AI Triple Camera
realme 8i’s main camera features a 50MP sensor with ƒ/1.8 large aperture and a 50MP lens that secures enough light to make pictures clearer and brighter. In addition, the product also supports PDAF that making the focus more rapid and precise.
The B&W lens provides special artistic effects for portraits, which reproduce portraits in black and white, providing higher exposure and enhancing the contrast between the light and the dark section of the images.
Lastly, the ultra macro lens enables users to get closer and discover the beauty of the micro world with the 4cm shooting distance. It will empower consumers with the possibility to shoot amazing macro photography with details and enjoy exploring the charm of the micro world.
On the front, its 16MP selfie camera can take crystal clear selfies. The camera also supports AI beauty function, HDR mode, portrait mode, and a Panoselfie feature that can help you take wider selfies, overall giving you the best camera experience in the segment.
Do more with 5GB Virtual RAM
realme launched virtual RAM technology, coming from computers to smartphones. Virtual RAM uses the phone’s internal storage as makeshift RAM and increases the total amount of RAM on your smartphone. For realme 8i，realme launches 5GB Virtual RAM on 6GB+128GB version and this can improve the phone’s overall smoothness.
Pricing and Availability
In line with its mission to provide premium and affordable devices for every Filipino, realme, a brand for the youth and by the youth, is honored to bring this mid-range challenger in the country. The realme 8i will be available in two variants: 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB, and in two colors: Space Black and Stellar Purple.
The realme 8i 4GB+64GB will retail for ₱9,990.00, while the realme 8i 6GB+128GB (with 5GB RAM Expansion option) will retail for ₱11,990.00. As an early-bird offer exclusively on Lazada, both the realme 8i 4GB+64GB and the 6GB+128GB will be available with ₱1,000 discount, for ₱8,990 and ₱10,990, respectively, starting November 17, 12 MN until November 21.
The realme 8i will be available online exclusively on Lazada, and in all realme offline stores and partner dealers nationwide.