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An alleged Realme 8 Pro pops up on FCC and Geekbench

An 8 Pro teaser. (Source: YouTube)
An 8 Pro teaser. (Source: YouTube)
Realme has already effectively confirmed that the impending 8 Pro will launch with this brand's first 108MP main camera. Now, some new leaks may hint at what is to be found inside this device. They may include 8GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 720G processor.

Realme has announced that it has secured the new, 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 for use in its upcoming "camera flagship", the 8 Pro. This is the first time the OEM has been able to tease such a spec, and might be a real coup as it has been reserved for more established companies such as Xiaomi and Samsung thus far. However, new leaks suggest that there will not be much else that screams "premium" about the phone in question.

A new phone called the Realme RMX3081 has popped up on the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) website, and given the timing, it is now thought to be the 8 Pro. The certification indicates that it is to be equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that can use Realme's 65W SuperDart charging system. This is a powerful spec, although it has been seen in many other premium to mid-range devices from the brand in 2020.

The "RMX3081" has also surfaced on Geekbench 5, in a listing that purports to reveal that it has 8GB of RAM and runs Android 11. However, it contradicts earlier leaks from the same benchmark also attributed to the Realme 8 Pro in one important respect.

Those previous tips suggested that the device would launch with a 5G-capable MediaTek processor. The newer one, however, points to the Snapdragon 720G, which is from Qualcomm and most definitely 4G-only.

On the other hand, the older Geekbench listings were for an RMX3093; therefore, there are two immediate possbilities: neither of these leaks refer to the Realme 8 Pro, or both do, indicating that it is to launch with 4G/LTE and 5G variants.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-03- 7 (Update: 2021-03- 7)