Realme Formally Announces The Realme GT Flagship for 2021

Realme has been on an absolute tear lately with new devices being launched, but this one is the replacement for the incredibly successful Realme X50 Pro 5G from last year. The Realme GT for the most part is top of the line, but with a bargain price.

The headlining feature is of course the SoC, the GT Uses Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 888 processor, with 1x cortex X1 chip, 3X Cortex A78 chips and 4x Cortex A55 chips built on Samsung Foundry’s 5nm process node. This is an absolute screamer of a chip that’s also found in the newest phones from Samsung, OnePlus and others. The Screen is a 6.43” 1080p SuperAMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 360Hz touch sampling rate, there is also an under-display fingerprint scanner, that screen also has multiple ambient light sensors to accurately and quickly adjust the brightness with a granularity down to 4096 steps. The Back houses the quad-camera set up with the main 64MP Sony camera, an 8MP Ultrawide camera and a duo of 2MP cameras, one for macro and one for depth, we arent thrilled at the inclusion of the last two, or that the ultrawide is only 8MP, but we need to try them before we pass judgement.

Realme GT 5G

With 8GB or 12GB of high-speed low power LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB or 256GB of blistering quick UFS 3.1 storage the phone will sail along all day, and into the next with 4500mAh battery capacity and the stupid fast Realme Dart charge 65w charging. The 8GB/128GB model of the Realme GT will go on sale for €449 and the 12GB/256GB variant is going for €599, but Early birds can get them for just €369 and €499 respectively. Both go on sale on June 21st, but the 8GB/128GB model will go on sale on AliExpress and the 12GB/256GB model will go on sale on Amazon for Prime Day.

Next up is the updated watches. The Realme Watch from last year was a bit of a sleeper hit, and whilst the Watch S and Watch S Pro are nice, they were bigger, dressier, circular watches, and not everyone wants that. So Realme has the Watch 2 and the Watch 2 Pro to show off. The Watch 2 Pro has a larger screen (1.75” vs 1.4”) in the same chassis size as the old watch, so the rather massive bezels have been greatly reduced in size thankfully, to look a bit more modern, the new size has a new resolution of 320×385 and a peak brightness of 600 nits! Hopefully, they also managed to reduce the reflectivity of the screen coating. The sports measurement has gone from just 16 workouts to over 90! So you should always be able to find something close to what you’re working out for.

Realme Watch 2 and watch 2 Pro

That was the Pro, so what about the Watch 2? Well, it is the same, except the 1.75” 600nit screen is reduced to a 1.4” 600 nit screen in a smaller body, that’s basically it. The Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro go on sale in the UK Tomorrow (June 16th) on Amazon UK for £49.99 and £69.99 respectively.

About Domenico Lamberti

Technology has been a big part of my life for years, whether it be ripping the family computer apart to see how it worked, playing with the new phones that Dad brought home from work. Senior Reviewer for MTT.

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