The Realme 8 Pro is yet another promising handset to join the list of phones announced in the same week as launches from both OnePlus and Xiaomi. One week on from launch and as of 31 March, the phone is now available to buy.

Realme unveiled the 8 Pro during its 24 March virtual event, alongside the standard Realme 8, which is only available in India, for the time being – one of the brand's most prominent markets.

While the Realme 8 won't be making a debut in the UK just yet, there are a few things UK shoppers can look forward to in the Realme 8 Pro.

The phone headlines with a massive 108Mp main camera that uses 9-in-1 pixel binning to produce high-quality 12Mp final images. You also get an 8Mp ultrawide sensor, a 2Mp macro, and a 2Mp black-and-white/depth sensor. Read more about the Realme 8 Pro's camera and features.

Under the hood, Realme preserves the Snapdragon 720G chip, which you might recognise from the Realme 7 Pro. The 8 Pro's 6.4in Full HD+ AMOLED display also delivers a standard 60Hz display, but with a 180Hz touch sampling rate for more responsive gaming. You also get 50W fast charging, which Realme claims will charge 50% of the phone's 4500mAh battery in 17 mins. 

Without further ado, here's what you need to know about the Realme 8 Pro's pricing in the UK, along with where you can buy today.

How much does the Realme 8 Pro cost?

The Realme 8 Pro is available with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for £279, matching the price of its predecessor - the Realme 7 Pro.

The phone is available in Infinite Black, Punk Black and Infinite Blue (the 'Infinite' colourways feature a textured back, while Punk Black is a glossy finish). Realme also ships the phone with a 65W charger (despite the phone's maximum charging speed of 50W - actually slower than that of its predecessor).

Realme 8 Pro in Infinite Black

Where to buy the Realme 8 Pro in the UK

UK shoppers can now buy the Realme 8 Pro directly from Realme, complete with free shipping. The handset should arrive within 7-10 working days. Students also get 5% off.

Customers can also purchase the phone from Amazon for the same price, and at launch, it's available on Amazon Prime, with same-day delivery in many places.

We've previously seen the Realme 7 available at Laptop's Direct, so it's possible we might see stock emerge there soon too, though it hasn't been confirmed.

We'll update this article if we see any other retailers offering the Realme 8 Pro.

We breakdown our review of the 8 Pro and the launch of the Realme 8 series as a whole in our weekly podcast, Fast Charge:

It's unlikely the Realme 8 Pro will be available on contract in the UK, as other Realme phones haven't been available on UK networks previously. We're looking at the best SIM-only deals here. Keep in mind, the Realme 8 Pro is a 4G phone.

To see how the Realme 8 Pro compares to other top budget handsets see our round-up of the best budget phones.