They’re finally bringing in a REAL GT phone!
It only took Realme three generations of the GT Neo to bring the Realme GT series but at last, it’s going to be official in the Philippines. It’s not a grey market device either.
The phone is gaming at its best. This is obviously hinted at by its racing stripe design and name. Although to be fair, the GT Master is more of a typical midranger than a flagship killer. It is the company’s response to the POCO X4 GT, coming with the same Mediatek Dimensity 8100 chipset. That’s only a few levels down to the flagship Dimensity 9000. This is paired with 8 or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and either 128 or 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. The phone itself is nearly comparable to gaming phones like the ASUS ROG Phone 5S. The phone also has a 39606mm2 VC cooling system so the next time you play Genshin Impact, you don’t need to use it as an alternative frying pan.
As for the display, it is a 6.7in. FHD+ (2412x1080px) AMOLED (which Realme calls “Reality Display”) screen with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and its own dedicated display chip to further enhance the display. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Its camera system shouldn’t be ignored either. While it’s a gaming phone, Realme took the time to actually make it a fully functional camera phone as well, evident by the 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera the phone is equipped with. Alongside this are the 8MP ultrawide and the 2MP macro. The usual ones. The front camera has a 16MP resolution and it sits as a dot in the middle of the display.
The battery is a 5000mAh battery divided into two cells. It sucks that when you game, the phone dies so fast, that’s why Realme took the courtesy and add 80W of fast charging with the phone so that you can game again after 30 minutes when it dies. Realme claims that even after 1600 charge cycles, the battery retains 80% or higher battery health.
The phone comes with a version of RealmeUI 3.0 that is enhanced for the GT series, as it comes with its dedicated GT Mode 3.0 game booster to further improve the performance of your games, especially when playing for longer. The UI is based on Android 12.
It has Hi-Res Audio, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos certification, Dual-Mic, and no headphone jack which is sadly becoming more of an extra feature than a necessity. It has a dual nano-SIM slot as well as 5G services, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.3. Its in-display fingerprint sensor also functions as a gimmicky heart rate monitor.
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow for official pricing, but rest assured it’s going to be real competitive. Now you can choose between this, the POCO X4 GT, or the Realme 9 Pro+. I suggest you get this if you’re a gamer, or the Realme 9 Pro+ if you’re more into photography and casual use. The FreeFire Edition is also much cheaper to purchase.
- 6.7in. FHD+ (2412x1080px) AMOLED, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 1.07 billion colours
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Dedicated Display Chip
- Mediatek Dimensity 8100 (5nm)
- VC Cooling Chamber System
- 50mp (main), f/1.88, 1/1.56″, 23.6mm, 84.4°, Sony IMX766, OIS
- 8mp (ultrawide), f/2.25, 15.4mm, 119.7°
- 2mp (macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 16mp, f/2.45, 82.3°, Samsung S5K3P9
- 5000mAh, 80W fast charging
- RealmeUI 3.0 based on Android 12
- USB-C, In-display Fingerprint Scanner (with Heart Rate Monitor)
- Stereo Speakers, Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos, Dual-mic, no 3.5mm jack
- 5G services, Wi-FI 6, Dual-band WI-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC
- Nitro Blue, Sprint White, Asphalt Black
- 8/128: TBA
- 8/256: TBA
- 12/256: TBA