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realme announce 8 Pro bringing 108MP under £300

realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, has today launched the realme 8 Pro during its official “108MP Capture Infinity” event. realme 8 Pro delivers a leap-forward camera with a 108MP sensor and a variety of trendsetting photography features. The smartphone also features a new fluorescent design, capturing a new generation of younger users with its unique glow in the dark properties.

The realme 8 Pro 8GB + 128GB is priced at £279, available from 31st March at realme.com/uk and Amazon UK. realme’s Pro smartphones have become the hero products of the mid-range market, with the realme 8 Pro solidifying its stance as a leader in this segment.

108MP 1/1.52-inch large sensor, sharper photos, and better night image quality

With the realme 8 Pro, Samsung’s new 1/1.52-inch HM2 108MP sensor offers a maximum resolution of 12000×9000, providing users with ultra-sharp photo quality. The HM2 sensor supports 9-in-1 Pixel Binning technology which enables nine adjacent 0.7μm pixels to be combined into one large 2.1μm pixel, improving image quality under dim light.

In-sensor Ultra Zoom, 3x optical zooming equivalent capability

realme 8 Pro’s In-sensor Zoom feature enables the camera’s sensor to use the 12 megapixels mapped with the zoomed part to generate an image. This imaging process is faster because of the smaller 12MP photo-size, enabling realme 8 Pro to capture eight 12MP photos in a row and input them into a clarity enhancement algorithm to further enhance image clarity. After such processing, a 3X zoomed photo captured with realme 8 Pro delivers better quality than some optical telephoto lenses in terms of sharpness.

A world-first for a smartphone – Starry Time-lapse and Tilt-shift Time-lapse Video

realme 8 Pro also offers an exclusive time-lapse video algorithm based on starry photos. It can capture 30 photos in 480s and then generate a 1s time-lapse video, with this time-lapse mode showcasing the ever-evolving environments around us at 480 times faster speed.

realme 8 Pro’s new tilt-shift photography algorithm can capture tilt-shift photos along with tilt-shift time-lapse videos that are 10x faster – a world-first for a smartphone.

50W SuperDart Flash Charge, 4500mAh large battery

realme 8 Pro is equipped with 50W SuperDart Charge, meaning its 4500mAh battery can be charged from 0 to 100% in just 47 minutes. Leveraging high-voltage charge pump technology, 50W SuperDart Charge achieves 97% charging power efficiency and supports 5 Dimensions Charge Protection. With Super Power Saving Mode enabled, 5% of realme 8 Pro’s battery can last for 32 hours on standby or 98mins when taking a call. 

New AG mineral crystal design, 176g super light and slim

The realme 8 Pro’s back features the texture of natural mineral crystal which provides a unique matte finish, available in Infinite Blue and Infinite Black. realme’s “DARE TO LEAP” slogan appears on the back, which can absorb light and automatically glow in the dark.

The smartphone weighs only 176g and is a super slim 8.1mm, making it comfortable to hold in hand.

realme UI 2.0, new non-disturb gaming mode, and better privacy protection

realme 8 Pro comes with realme UI 2.0 out of the box, supporting theme colour customization on the notifications bar, a shortcut button, Interface Icons setting, and three-option dark mode. New Game Space can lock screen brightness and set a dual-channel network to ensure network stability, as well as blocking alarms, notifications, and incoming calls. New Private Space allows users to hide their private apps and files with a password. Security Shield provides a payment shield and an application permission monitoring system. realme UI 2.0 has also improved utilization of system resources by 45%, according to realme lab, and app launching time was shortened by 23.63%.

Super AMOLED display, 180Hz touch sampling, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Processor

Users can expect a 6.4-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with realme 8 Pro, which has a touch sampling rate of up to 180Hz for better responsiveness when gaming. The brightness can reach up to 1000nits under sunlight mode. It also supports DC-like Dimming.

realme 8 Pro is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Processor, a powerful 8-core 8mm low-consumption design. It also has Hi-Res Audio Certification for high-quality audio, Dual SIM Dual Standby, and expandable storage up to 256GB.

The realme 8 Pro 8GB + 128GB is priced at £279, available from 31st March at realme.com/uk and Amazon UK. realme also launches two AIoT products in the UK – the Watch S Pro and Buds Air 2.

realme Watch S Pro is realme’s first stainless steel watch, featuring a large  1.39  inch AMOLED touchscreen with advanced Always-On Display, 15 sports modes, 5 ATM water resistance, and GPS sensor. It is priced at £119, with an early-bird special offer of £99.

realme Buds Air 2 support Active Noise Cancellation, noise reduction depth of 25dB, and can effectively reduce most low-frequency noise. They are ideal for all-day use, with up to 25-hour battery life, 10 mm Large Drive and only 88ms low latency mode. realme Buds Air 2 are priced at £46.99, with an early-bird special offer of £36.99.

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