Realme GT with Snapdragon 888, a 120Hz AMOLED display and stainless steel VC cooling system launched in China

Realme GT with Snapdragon 888, a 120Hz AMOLED display and stainless steel VC cooling system launched in China

After giving us an early glimpse of its flagship at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021 last month, Realme today officially unveiled the Realme GT 5G in China. Realme is positioning the phone as an affordable flagship offering that will go head to head against the likes of OnePlus and Xiaomi in the coming months.

Realme GT: Specifications

SpecificationRealme GT
Dimensions and Weight
  • Leather edition:
    • 158.5mm x 73.3mm x 9.1mm
    • 186.5g
  • Glass model:
    • 158.5mm x 73.3mm x 8.4mm
    • 186g
Display
  • 6.43″ Super AMOLED
  • 2400 x 1080 (Full HD+)
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 98% NTSC
  • 100% P3
  • Hole-punch
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888:
    • 1x Kryo 680 Prime Core @ 2.84GHz
    • 3x Kryo 680 Performance Cores @ 2.4GHz
    • 4x Kryo 680 Efficiency Cores @ 1.8GHz
  • Adreno 660
RAM and Storage
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM @ 3200MHz
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 flash storage
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500mAh (2x2250mAh)
  • 65W Super Dart fast charging
    • VOOC 3.0: 20W
    • QC 2.0: 18W
    • PD 3.0: 18W
  • Reverse charging (5V/1.3A)
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 64MP, f/1.8, Sony IMX682
  • Secondary: 8MP, f/2.3, ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: 2MP, f/2.4, macro
Front Camera16MP, f/2.5
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm audio jack
Audio
  • Dual speakers
  • Hi-Res certified
  • Dolby Panorama
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Tactile Engine Motor
  • Goodix’s Voice and Audio solutions, AudioCapture, and VoiceExperience software
Security
  • Optical under-display fingerprint scanner by Goodix
Connectivity
  • 5G NR, 5G DSDS
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), WiFi 6E
  • 2×2 MIMO antenna
  • Dual SIM
Software
  • Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0

The Realme GT comes in two designs: a dual-tone leather variant that’s inspired by GT sports cars and a standard glass variant. On the front, the device flaunts a 6.43-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with a 120Hz screen refresh rate, 98% NTSC color gamut coverage, and 100% P3 wide color gamut coverage. Underneath, the phone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 888 chipset, backed by up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. There’s also a special “GT Mode” that the company says removes all limits on the SoC/display/OS to unleash the “full performance.”

The Realme GT also comes equipped with a stainless steel VC cooling system that’s supposed to offer better heat dissipation than the existing vapor cooling solutions. Interestingly, the phone comes with a game cast feature that will allow you to stream games to your PC or laptop and will even let you use a mouse and keyboard as input options. It works over Wi-Fi as well as through a wired connection and can stream games at up to 1080p resolution at 60fps.

Realme GT stainless steel VC cooling

On the imaging side, there’s a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX682 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro sensor. A 16MP shooter is placed on the front inside a hole-punch for selfie needs.

There’s a 4,500mAh battery inside that charges via a 65W Smart Dart charger. There’s no wireless charging support here, but you do get reverse wired charging.

Other highlights of the Realme GT include dual speakers with Dolby Amos and Dolby Panorama effects, an in-display fingerprints scanner from Goodix, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO antenna, and Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 on top.

Realme GT: Pricing & Availability

The Realme GT is priced at CNY 2799 (~$432) for the base 8GB + 128GB model and CNY 3299 (~$510) for the top 12GB + 256GB variant. Color options include White, Blue, and a special dual-tone leather variant. The phone will go on sale in China starting March 10 with no word yet on international availability.

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