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Chinese smartphone brand Realme to launch Realme 8 5G smartphone in India on April 22: See specs



The Chinese smartphone brand Realme has announced the launch date of its upcoming Realme 8 5G smartphone in India. According to the company, the digital launch of Realme 8 5G is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 12:30 PM on Realme social media platforms, including YouTube and Facebook.

In a media invite, the company said: “2021 is going to be the year for 5G enabled smartphones. We launched 5G smartphones in our Realme X series and narzo series, continuing the 5G momentum, Realme is all set to take a leap again and unveil its much anticipated first 5G smartphone in its number series – Realme 8 5G. We will be a leader of 5G and will add more devices to our 5G portfolio, in India as well as globally.”

The company has revealed that Realme 8 5G will be equipped with India’s first MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor and trendsetting features crafted with excellence that will surely elevate the experience of smartphone users. It is said to come with 8GB of RAM. The smartphone could run Android 11 out of the box along with the company’s Realme UI 2.0 skin. This smartphone is likely to pack a 5,000mAh battery.

As per the official Realme teaser on the e-commerce platform Flipkart, the smartphone will be available in Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black colour options. Further, Realme 8 5G will weigh around 185 grams and has a thickness of just 8.5mm, as per the company.

Realme 8 5G will sport a rectangular rear camera module that will include four camera lenses. The primary rear camera is said to be a 48MP one. Interestingly, the ‘Dare to Leap’ branding, which is prominently placed on the back cover of the Realme 8 series, seems to be missing from its 5G counterpart.


Petrol, diesel prices hiked again, rates touch new high: View rates of your city



After a day’s pause, fuel prices were again hiked on Thursday, pushing rates to fresh all time record highs, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

On Thursday, in Delhi, petrol and diesel prices were increased by 26 paise and 7 paise, respectively. With the latest revision in the prices, petrol is now retailing at Rs  97.76 per litre and diesel is selling at Rs 88.30 in the national capital. Likewise, there’s no stopping petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai, which are retailing at Rs 103.89 and Rs 95.79 per litre, respectively.

Here is looking at the price difference of diesel and petrol in four metro cities on June 24, 2021.

Delhi 97.50 88.23
Mumbai 103.63 95.72
Chennai 98.65 92.83
Kolkata 97.38 91.08

Check petrol, diesel prices in your city, here is how to do it

In India, petrol and diesel prices are revised daily in the morning at 6 AM. Anyone can easily check the rate of petrol and diesel by sending an SMS to 9224992249. All you need to is type RSP Petrol Pump Dealer Code and send it to 9224992249. You can find the RSP code of your locality by visiting the official site of the petrol pump near you.

But why are fuel prices constantly on the rise?

Fuel prices differ from state to state depending on the incidence of local taxes such as VAT and freight charges. Rajasthan levies the highest value-added tax (VAT) on petrol in the country, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The excise tax levied by the Central and state government one of the reasons behind fuel price hike.

Fuel rates in the international market determine the rates of oil prices in India. When global fuel prices go up, OMCs hike prices in the country.

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