- Realme GT with Snapdragon 888 unveiled
- The phone will go on sale starting March 4 in China. Launch in other countries to follow soon
- Vegan leather variant announced
- “Dual-platform dual-flagship” strategy unveiled
— realme Europe (@realmeeurope)
February 23, 2021
Even though the tweet from Realme Europe claims that we now know “pretty much everything” about flagship smartphones in 2021, in fact neither this tweet nor the press release reveal too much about the technical specifications of the new model.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 on board
While we already know that the Realme GT uses the SD888 chipset, today we know that the phone also features a new cooling system known as the Stainless Steel VC cooling system. This is said to provide better heat dissipation through the use of stainless steel, thus preventing overheating and performance throttling. Besides, the phone also supports 5G networks which does not come across as a surprise/.
Further, we learn that the Realme GT will also be available in a two-tone variant made of vegan leather, which is also composed of two different materials.
On the back, we find the main camera that uses a 64 MP sensor. As of now, we don’t know anything about the other sensors of the triple cameras. The display boasts of 120 Hz refresh rate in contrast to rumours about the likelihood of the device coming with a 160Hz panel. Realme could, however, reserve that for a ‘Pro’ variant of the phone.
Realme also revealed that they have come up with a new strategy called “Dual-Platform-Dual-Flagship”. Specifically, this means that Realme will use both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series and the MediaTek Dimensity series as its flagship 5G platform in the future. So the inclined smartphone buyer has a choice: two flagship series, two SoC platforms.
Even without knowing the full spec sheet yet, we can assume that Realme has a highly exciting handset in the pipeline with the GT. In the past, Realme has already impressed us with devices like the Realme X50 Pro – reason enough to look forward to March 4, don’t you think?