The Realme GT was announced first in China and came in with flagship-level specs with midrange-level price! The Realme GT is Realme’s candidate for the popular Poco F series from Xiaomi. Articles call this type of pricing and specifications “flagship killers”, as they are equipped with flagship-grade specs at a friendly price, and some compromises.
Realme has been teasing the global launch of the phone for quite a while now, and even accidentally listing it on their European website. The listing has since been removed as it was too early to tell. However, before it got removed, it was revealed that the phone would have a starting price EUR549 (~32K php) for the 12/256 variant. We are expecting the price to be significantly lower if this variant ever gets released in the Philippines. To compare, the 12/256 variant launched in China for a slightly lower price of CNY 3299 (~24.6K php). There is also the expected base 8/128 variant to launch worldwide. According to Android Authority, the price of the phone would be similar to its Chinese variant.
There is an interesting new variant that was not seen during the Chinese launch, indicating a 16/512 variant. Making it a worthy alternative to gaming phones like the ROG Phone 5
To reiterate, the Realme GT is equipped with a flagship Snapdragon 888 5G processor based on a 5nm fabrication process. It has a triple camera setup, but it’s just the usual flavours: 64mp wide, an 8mp ultrawide with 119° FoV and a 2mp macro. For the display, it has a 6.43in SAMOLED FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate. For the battery, it comes with a 4500mAh battery with 65W fast charging. And yes, the headphone jack is present, along with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner.
One thing’s important here is that the phone has a 3D cooling system and access to the Android 12 beta, at least for the Chinese variant. If that’s the case, then we also expect that the global variant would come with access to Android 12 beta as well.
We’ll get to know more once the phone gets unveiled this 15th June. For Philippine users, the time for the livestream is 9:00pm, June 15th, Tuesday, Philippine Standard Time.
Source: Android Authority