An official-looking render of the rumored Realme GT Neo 5 has leaked out, giving us our first good look at the next value-for-money flagship under Realme‘s GT lineup. The render was shared by established leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer aka OnLeaks via Smartprix.
(Update, February 10: The Realme GT Neo 5 is official! And the Realme GT3 with 240-watt charging is coming, too.
(Update, January 31: We have the Realme GT Neo 5’s launch date!)
(Update, January 6: The upcoming Realme GT Neo 5 will dethrone the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition as the fastest-charging phone on the market!)
Based on the latest rumors, the successor to the GT Neo 3, which launched in March this year, will most likely skip the GT Neo 4 moniker, as the number four is considered unlucky in some Asian cultures. The Realme GT Neo 5 is expected to launch sometime in early 2023.
When it arrives next year, expect the upcoming model to sport a new design with two camera cutouts, an LED strip, and a rectangular camera island culminating in a large black panel that covers almost one-third of the phone’s rear. The camera module, which houses three camera sensors in total, has “Matrix AI Camera” written on it.
Only one colorway (white) has made the rounds online so far, but we’re sure to see more of the upcoming Realme smartphone in other color options as its launch date draws closer. The white variant looks like it will have glossy rear panel with a matte-silver frame and the company branding stamped on the base, near the left-hand side.
Based on the leaked render, it appears Realme won’t be bringing the GT Neo 3’s Racing Stripe Design to the yet-to-be-launched handset. Whatever the case, the Realme GT Neo 5 should earn its racing stripes based on its charging performance alone, with the device’s top-end version rumored to be the world’s first phone equipped with 240-watt charging, to go along with a 4,600mAh battery that can get a full charge in just 10 minutes. Another version of the Realme GT Neo 5 will reportedly arrive with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 150-watt fast charging.
You might recall that OPPO, Realme’s sister company under BBK Electronics, showed off its 240-watt charging tech on a concept phone with a 4,500mAh battery back in February. For comparison, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition with a 4,300mAh battery and 210-watt fast charging has been advertised to achieve a full charge in 9 minutes.
In terms of chipset, the 240-watt version could be powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G SoC, while the 150-watt Realme GT Neo 5 is said to feature a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 processor inside.
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