Realme is gearing up to introduce the Realme GT Neo 5 in China. The new cost-effective flagship will launch on February 9 and has the Redmi K60 series as its primary target. To those unaware, Realme and Redmi are active competitors in the mid-range and cost-effective flagship segments. Therefore, the Realme GT Neo 5 is being expected with great anticipation. Some of the phones’ major highlights include the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and the 240W fast charging. Today, a new set of leaked specifications leave nothing to the imagination. Is it a killer for the Redmi K60 series? Let’s find out.
Realme GT Neo 5 leaked specs and details
The Realme GT Neo series evolved quite a lot in recent years. From a mid-range phone, we now have something close to the flagship segment. It’s impressive when we think that the SD8+ Gen 1 was being sold on flagships just a few months ago. The company recently revealed the Purple color option for the phone. It seems to replace the blueish colorways found within the Realme GT Neo 3 series. The Realme GT Neo 5 will pack a curved rear panel with AG glass technology, and will also have a matte finish for the Purple color option.
Just like the Realme GT Neo 3, the new Realme GT Neo 5 has two vertical stripes running on its signature color. The phone has a huge camera island that houses two circular cutouts and the RGB light. The two holes are enough to comprise a triple-camera setup. According to the leaks, the phone will pack a 50 MP main camera that will come alongside an 8 MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2 MP decorative snapper for macro/depth sensing. The primary camera will pack OIS.
As previously mentioned, the phone runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. That’s the same chipset inside the OnePlus 11R and the Redmi K60. In fact, the Redmi K60 is touted to come as POCO F5 across global markets. So, we’ll see tough competition between these three phones.
Of course, one of the main selling points of the Realme GT Neo 5 is the fast charging. The company is putting the current USB Type-C standard to its limits with 240W. The company claims the technology is stable and safe. This charging solution got TUV Rheinland certification which ensures its safety. According to Realme, it can provide up to 2 hours of calling with a small 30 minutes charge. For those who are curious about the phone’s capacity, the 240W charging option will come with a 4,500 mAh battery. As per the company, this battery can be charged in just 5 minutes.
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If you want more battery, the Realme GT Neo 5 will also come in an option with a 5,000 mAh battery. The company is keeping the strategy of dual releases. Worth noting that this option will charge at a “slower” 150W charging. Curiously, 150W was the maximum offered by the Realme GT Neo3 in its 4,500 mAh battery. Realme is doing progress when it comes to pairing rapid charging with huge batteries. Maybe in the next year, we’ll see the 240W charging coupled with a 5,000 mAh cell.
Moving on, the Realme GT Neo 5 will have up to 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256 GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The phone will come with Android 13 and Realme UI 4.0 straight out of the box.
How does this phone compare to the Redmi K60?
The Realme GT Neo 5 will be a strong competitor for the Redmi K60, but you might be wondering, how it does compare to Xiaomi’s phone. The Redmi K60 packs the same chipset and has up to 16GB of RAM with up to 512 GB of Internal Storage. It has a 64 MP camera with OIS, and the same 8 MP and 2 MP ultrawide and macro shooters. Both devices have AMOLED displays with up to 120 Hz refresh rate. The Redmi K60 boasts a 3,200 x 1,440 resolution, which Chinese brands are calling 1.5K resolution. The Redmi K60 draws power from a bigger 5,500 mAh battery, but the charging is slower at 67W.
The two devices are almost equivalent but have at least one advantage over each other. For example, the Redmi K60 has one variant with 512 GB, and apparently, the Realme GT Neo 5 won’t. However, the Realme GT Neo 5 has faster charging in both variants. In terms of cameras, we expect similar results, despite the differences in resolution. The better sensor and software will determine which phone will capture the best images. Also, the most obvious difference is on the software side. While both run Android 13, they have different skins that set them apart.
In the end, it will up to users to decide which phone is better. We’ll be covering all details of the Realme GT Neo 5 as it gets closer to the release date.