- Realme has started rolling out a new software update to the 8 Pro.
- Realme 8 Pro is now receiving a fix for camera and battery issues.
- Realme 8 Pro is available to buy for a starting price of Rs 17,999.
Realme is gearing up for the launch of the Realme 8 5G series in the first market, Thailand but the new 5G phones will eventually arrive in India. On the other hand, the company is not leaving the users of regular 8 series phones behind. The Realme 8 Pro is receiving a fresh software update that brings fixes for a number of issues, but specifically the one that somehow was ruining the camera experience for some users. The 108-megapixel camera system is everything for the phone and that is why it needs to be robust.
The new software update will take your 8 Pro's build to RMX3081_11_A.28. It is 276MB in size and is downloadable over both mobile data and Wi-Fi networks, although I would suggest you choose the latter to save your cellular data. Interestingly, this update does not have the April 2021 security patch, which is an obvious thing to assume because that is how the update rollout works for most phones. Realme has issued the update only to patch some issues right now. And this means that the security update will arrive later.
Considering the pace with which Realme is treating software updates for 8 Pro and probably some other new smartphones, it will not take long to see the Oppo offshoot as one of the brands that have a streamlined software rollout system. So, let us talk about what exactly this software update fixes.
The Realme 8 Pro's 108-megapixel camera system is now better with the update that fixes the "steady effect in video of rear camera." This is important for people who want to use or have been using the 8 Pro's 108-megapixel camera to shoot videos in 4K (they are of good quality and I have written about it in my Realme 8 Pro review.) Realme 8 Pro does not have optical-image stabilisation, but it relies on gyro-EIS (electronic image stabilisation) through the UltraSteady Mode.
First, Realme has noted this update brings a fix for the "probabilistic network issue" that some users may have been experiencing on their 8 Pro. Another issue that this update fixes is the fingerprint sensor issue. Realme says that, for some, the fingerprint unlock icon would take time to show up after the display is turned off. Perhaps, some 8 Pro units were beginning to lag in low-battery mode. This update fixes that, too. These issues are minor but may spoil the overall experience of using the Realme 8 Pro.
The Realme 8 Pro is one of the best phones to buy for under Rs 20,000 in India. It costs Rs 17,999 for the base variant and Rs 19,999 for the top variant. The phone is available in Infinite Black, Infinite Blue, and Illuminating Yellow colours. The Realme 8 Pro is now available to purchase via Flipkart and Realme online store.