The successor to the realme GT3 is finally here! The company, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, has just launched the gaming-centric realme GT5 flagship smartphone for the Chinese market, featuring a new design and Qualcomm’s latest and fastest chipset under the hood.
In China, the realme GT5 is officially priced as follows:
- 12GB/256GB: ¥2,999 (around P23,368 or $411)
- 16GB/512GB: ¥3,299 (P25,705 or $452)
- 24GB/1TB: ¥3,799 (P29,601 or $521)
The device is already available for preorder and will go on sale from September 4 in silver and green colors. Besides being the first-ever realme phone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 5G chipset, the GT5 also debuts as the brand’s first offering with a 24GB RAM variant.
Talking about the look, realme says the GT5 is the world’s first handset with a borderless design that integrates the entire lens module into the back cover. It supposedly took the brand 15 months of research and development to figure out how to manufacture the smartphone’s glass-and-metal unibody.
Like its predecessor, the realme GT5 boasts a small RGB lighting ring on the back, next to the camera island. This time, it consists of four segmented halo light strips and supports 26 custom colors. The light ring is not just for aesthetics, of course; it can be customized to indicate the battery level, notifications, as well as incoming calls, and it can be used to show different light effects for up to 10 contacts and follow the rhythm of music and alert tones.
The 6.74-inch OLED screen features small bezels, a 2,772 x 1,240 resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate, and 10-bit color depth, to go along with up to 1,400 nits of peak brightness and a touch-sampling rate that can spike up to 2,000Hz when gaming.
Additionally, the unit supports high-frequency PWM dimming at 2,160Hz, thus reducing screen flicker at low brightness and minimizing eye strain and fatigue. Its high-refresh display, meanwhile, should allow for up to ultra-smooth 144 fps gameplay in over 110 mobile games, including League of Legends: Wild Rift.
For taking pictures, the realme GT5 packs a flagship-grade 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 main image sensor with optical image stabilization and the company’s proprietary “light and shadow engine,” which should improve performance in high-contrast scenes. You also get an 8-megapixel ultrawide option at the back, along with a dedicated 2-megapixel macro shooter. Note that you’re looking at the same exact camera setup from the previous generation. Even the front-facing camera packs 16 megapixels, same as before.
And like the GT3 before it, the GT5 supports 240-watt SUPERVOOC S fast charging that can top up the phone’s 4,600mAh battery in under 10 minutes. There’s also a version with a bigger 5,240mAh battery and 150-watt charging; it can be fully recharged in 18 minutes.
realme GT5 specs
- 6.74-inch OLED display, 2,772 x 1,240 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, up to 2,000Hz touch sampling, 1,400 nits peak brightness, 2,160Hz PWM dimming
- 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with 5G
- Adreno 740 GPU
- 12GB/16GB/24GB LPDDR5X RAM
- 256GB/512GB/1TB UFS 4.0 storage
- Triple 50-megapixel main, 8-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro rear cameras
- 16-megapixel front camera
- Under-display fingerprint reader
- 4,600mAh battery with 240-watt fast charging/5,240mAh battery with 150-watt fast charging
- Realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13
- Colors: silver, green
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