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The Realme 8 series might be 5G phones by default and launch earlier than usual: new leaks

Will the Realme 8 Pro have a leather special edition too? (Source: Realme)
Will the Realme 8 Pro have a leather special edition too? (Source: Realme)
The Realme 7 series launched as 2020 phones with a combination of mid-range SoCs and premium specs. Now, there are hints that their maker has replacements for them in the works. They come in the form of new Geekbench listings based on a 5G Dimensity platform.

The Realme 7 series may have attracted many discerning, price-conscious consumers with their attractive finishes, 5000mAh batteries and 90Hz display in the vanilla model (even if it was also LCD). Then again, those phones may have been underwhelming in terms of their performance, especially the 7 Pro with its Snapdragon 720G that also appeared in its previous generation.

However, there may be signs that the OEM might rectify that issue in its next numerical series. According to a new listing on Geekbench 5, it is working on a new device called the realme RMX3092 on Geekbench 5. It is powered by a processor referred to as the ARM MT6853V/TNZA, or, rather, MediaTek Dimensity 720.

This has led to speculation that what we have here is a Realme 8, and that it might launch much earlier than September as with the 7 and 7 Pro. On that note, another device called the RMX3093 has also popped up on the same benchmark.

It has the same 8GB of RAM and (somewhat disappointingly) Android 10-based OS as the 3092, and may thus be another SKU of this putative 8 5G, or is possibly even the 8 Pro 5G. Then again, there is no further evidence that Realme intends to sell devices going by these model numbers any time soon.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01- 1 (Update: 2021-01- 1)