Realme launched the Realme 8 last month, and the company announced today that the 5G version would be available on April 21.
This announcement comes from Realme’s Thai branch, which revealed the Realme 8 5G’s design in a short video on its official Facebook account.
As you can see, the Realme 8 5G does not have the large “Dare To Leap” text on the back like the 4G version, which isn’t for everybody. Furthermore, unlike the 4G model, which has a 64MP quad-camera, the 5G model would have one less shooter on the back panel, with the primary camera using a 48MP sensor.
The video clip does not show the Realme 8 5G’s front, but we assume the smartphone will have a punch-hole camera. That’s because the Realme 8 5G appears to be a rebranded version of the V13 5G, released in China last month.
We claim this because the Realme 8 5G’s rear panel resembles the V13 5G’s, and the smartphone was spotted on Geekbench and FCC with a Dimensity 700 SoC, 8GB RAM, Android 11, a 5,000 mAh battery, and a side-mounted fingerprint reader – all of which are also found on the V13 5G.
Furthermore, the Realme 8 5G has the same thickness (8.5mm) and weight (185 grams) as the V13 5G. The only difference between the two phones we know of right now is the absence of an NFC chip on the V13 5G.
In addition to the specs disclosed by FCC and Geekbench, if the Realme 8 5G is a rebranded V13 5G for global markets, it will have a 6.5″ FullHD+ 90Hz LCD, an 8MP selfie camera, and 18W charging.