Early in March, Realme unveiled its first 2021 flagship in the form of Realme GT sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. A couple of weeks later the brand unveiled the Realme GT Neo. The latter finally escaped China today with a new Realme X7 Max 5G identity for the Indian market. The former is yet to leave China to International markets, but apparently, this is about to happen. We already saw many hints of the Realme GT 5G release outside of China. More recently, the device was listed by the Realme India website with a “coming soon” tag. Now, the Thai NBTC authority has certified the smartphone.
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The Realme GT 5G passed by Thailand’s NBTC authority with RMX2202 model number. The certification attests to the smartphone for operating in the country’s networks. This is a huge hint of the smartphone’s release in the country. The Realme GT 5G already received BIS certification which also confirms its arrival in the Indian market. Considering these two certifications, we can say that the Realme GT 5G will be available internationally.
Seeing the Realme GT 5G outside of China isn’t a big surprise, it took a long time, of course. Realme can’t simply concentrate its flagship of 2021 inside of China. Of course, the Realme GT is not so premium, but fits perfectly on the cost-effective flagship and can certainly be a great option for those who can’t pay much for a flagship smartphone.
Realme GT 5G specifications
The powerful Realme GT 5G flaunts a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. This panel has a 120Hz refresh rate and a 360Hz touch sampling rate with five different configurations. This is a flat display, but the bezels are quite slim.
Under the hood, the handset packs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. This is Qualcomm’s best offering at the moment, and it’s also one of the most powerful chipsets in the industry thanks to the Cortex-X1 + 3 Cortex-A78 big cores. This chipset is combined with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM that comes alongside 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. For now, it’s not clear if both variants will leave China.
In terms of optics, the Realme GT 5G features a triple-camera setup. It comprises a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide unit. The third and final sensor is a less appealing 2MP macro unit. We can say that this setup delivers… but still it’s not on par with more advanced smartphones. Anyway, this is a cost-effective flagship.
The Realme GT 5G draws power from a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast-charging and runs Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0. Other notable features include a UD fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Wi-Fi 6.