Realme unveils world’s fastest charging smartphone in China; global GT 3 model launching at MWC

Realme today unveiled the Realme GT Neo 5, with a staggering 240W charging speed. It will go on sale in China today, with a GT 3 variant coming to the rest of the world later.

Oppo first demonstrated the power of its 240W charger last year, with a battery going from 0-100% in just 9 minutes, and Realme is the first to bring a smartphone to market.

The Realme GT Neo 5 has a 4,600mAh 10C ultra-thin electrode battery, and is also the first smartphone certified by TÜV Rheinland for battery longevity that has 200W or faster charging.

This means it is rated to maintain 80% of its capacity after 1600 charge cycles at 20V 12A, which is double the industry average. Over 60 layers of protection are included to ensure a safe and healthy charging system.

The phone itself has a 6.74-inch AMOLED display, with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support, accompanied by stereo audio and a triple-camera setup with 50+8+2MP sensors.

On the rear of the GT Neo 5 is a transparent RGB pulse lighting LED, which also shows a metal plate for the chipset, part of the mainboard, NFC sensor and the C-shaped RGB lighting ring itself. The lighting can be heavily customised for charging, gaming, notifications and more.

The Realme GT Neo 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and will come with 16+256GB and 16+1TB versions, available to buy in China from 9th February.

Realme GT 3 240W

Following the release of the GT Neo 5 in China, MWC will see the unveiling of the globally released GT 3 240W, the follow up to last year’s GT 2 series (which comprised the GT 2 and GT 2 Pro).

More information will be announced at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.


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