The Realme 8 Pro contains a 108-megapixel digital camera

Formally launching in the Uk nowadays, the Realme 8 Pro is a budget device that is one of the to start with to use the new Samsung ISOCELL HM2 108-megapixel sensor in its key camera. When comparable large-res sensors have been far more typical in pricier phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, this chip is designed for lower-charge products like the 8 Professional.

This 108-megapixel chip is not the exact same just one employed in the S21 Extremely or even final year’s S20 Extremely. It is a smaller sensor — 1/1.52-inch vs . 1/1.33-inch — with somewhat scaled-down .7μm pixels. Nevertheless, it works by using the very same binning tactic to strengthen mild-accumulating talents by combining neighboring pixels into a fewer noisy 12-megapixel picture.

The Realme 8 Professional delivers a 6.4-inch OLED monitor, a Snapdragon 720G processor with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery that supports 50W rapidly charging. The again of the unit, which comes in blue and black variants, attributes some rigorous Realme branding with the company’s “Dare to Leap” slogan in massive fluorescent lettering that — the enterprise claims — glows in the darkish. Realme also suggests the style will enchantment to “a new technology of more youthful customers,” which we’ll have to just take its phrase for.

The 8 Professional will go on sale on March 31st in the Uk for £279 (about $380).