The Realme 8 Pro is a £279 phone with a 108-megapixel camera

The Realme 8 Pro is a £279 phone with a 108-megapixel camera


Realme says the slogan printed on the rear panel glows in the dark. | Photo: Realme

Officially launching in the UK today, the Realme 8 Pro is a budget device that’s one of the first to use the new Samsung ISOCELL HM2 108-megapixel sensor in its main camera. While similar high-res sensors have been more common in pricier phones like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, this chip is designed for lower-cost devices like the 8 Pro.

This 108-megapixel chip isn’t the same one used in the S21 Ultra or even last year’s S20 Ultra. It’s a smaller sensor — 1/1.52-inch versus 1/1.33-inch — with slightly smaller 0.7μm pixels. However, it uses the same binning approach to improve light-gathering abilities by combining neighboring pixels into a less noisy 12-megapixel image.

The Realme 8 Pro offers a 6.4-inch OLED screen, a Snapdragon 720G…

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