Realme today launched the new GT 2 Series in China, and we’ll be seeing at least one model come here in the coming months.
Having received the press release I’ve taken a bit of time to digest the news and will summarise the details below:
First of all, there are two models in the range (with rumours of more variants to come) and these comprise the Realme GT 2 Pro and a ‘standard’ GT 2 that, for all intents and purposes, has the same primary specs but uses last year’s Snapdragon 888 SoC instead of this year’s Snapdragon 8 gen 1.
With the 888 hardly a slouch, this will still likely be a good alternative choice for anyone wanting to save a few pounds (but don’t forget about last year’s GT series, which has plenty of great choices – like the GT Neo 2, GT 5G and GT Master Edition and Android 12 updates coming very soon).
The GT 2 Pro will come with a load of storage options, from 128GB to 256GB which is pretty standard these days, to a huge 512GB model. The higher two storage variants come with 12GB of RAM, while the 128GB model comes with 8GB.
The design continues the collaboration with industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa (first seen on the GT Master Edition), using the first bio-based polymer design based on the ‘sustainable concept of paper art’. After trying over 60 prototypes, Realme landed on the design used on both variants, which includes a 0.1mm precision laser engraving process.
Even the box is more sustainable, reducing its carbon footprint by 35.5%
For the phone itself, the GT 2 Pro uses a 6.7-inch 2K AMOLED flat display panel with LTPO 2.0 (which can dynamically adjust the screen refresh rate from 1 to 120Hz for maximum power savings). With its high resolution that equates to 525 Pixels-per-Inch (PPI) and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to protect it, the 10-bit display can show 1.07 billion colours with a JNCD value of 0.5, colour contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and HDR10+ certification. Peak brightness tops out at 1,400 nits.
The triple-camera setup features the world’s first 150-degree ultra-wide camera (a 50-megapixel Samsung JN1 sensor), and a 3-megapixel 40x micro-lens camera, as well as a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary camera complete with optical image stabilisation and omni-directional PDAF.
The GT 2 Pro can also capture video at up to 8K resolution, with electronic image stabilisation.
The finer details
The Realme GT 2 Pro comes with Android 12 (Realme UI 3.0) out of the box and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 gen 1 SoC (4nm), while the Realme GT 2 comes with a standard 120Hz E4 AMOLED display, and Snapdragon 888 (5nm) SoC.
The Realme GT 2 Pro also comes with a 5,000mAh battery with 65W fast-charging (wired), stereo sound, and a 32-megapixel selfie camera. It measures 163.2 x 74.7 x 8.2mm and weighs between 189 and 199g depending on colour.
There are a choice of four colour variants as shown below; paper white, paper green, steel black, and titanium blue.
The standard GT 2 measures 162.9 x 75.8 x 8.6mm (194.5-199.8g depending on colour) and comes with a 6.62-inch Full HD+ display, 5,000mAh battery and 65W fast-charging (wired).
All models come with Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, as well as 5G, plus in-glass fingerprint readers.
Pricing and exact availability outside of China will be announced later this year. While this marks the intention of Realme to bump up the specs, it is hopeful that pricing will still remain highly competitive.