Realme GT: Flagship phone with Snapdragon 888 officially announced at Shanghai MWC


Chinese smartphone brand Realme earlier today at Mobile World Congress, Shanghai 2021, presented its new flagship handset. The new device – called Realme GT, is powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Realme also used this launch to discuss its “dual platform dual flagship” strategy for mid-to-high-end product lines.

  • Realme GT with Snapdragon 888 unveiled
  • The phone will go on sale from March 4 in China. Launch in other countries to follow soon
  • Vegan leather variant advertised
  • Presentation of the “double platform double flagship” strategy

China is currently hosting the Chinese edition of the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. Realme took advantage of this event to announce the launch of a new smartphone – the Realme GT. We have already talked about the Realme GT in this article. But at the time, we didn’t have full details on this flagship smartphone. Today, nothing has changed much since the company still hasn’t disclosed all of the phone’s burning specifications in detail.

Even though Realme Europe’s tweet claims that we now know “pretty much everything” about flagship smartphones in 2021, in fact neither this tweet nor the press release reveals too much about the technical specifications of the new model.

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The rear panel of the Realme GT / © Realme

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 on board

While we already know that the Realme GT uses the SD888 chipset, today we know that the phone also has a new cooling system known as the stainless steel VC cooling system. It is said to provide better heat dissipation through the use of stainless steel, thus preventing overheating and limiting performance. In addition, the phone also supports 5G networks, which is no surprise /.

In addition, we learn that the Realme GT will also be available in a two-tone variant in vegan leather, which is also made of two different materials.

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The Realme GT uses vegan leather in this version / © Realme

On the back, we find the main camera which uses a 64 MP sensor. At the moment, we do not know anything about the other sensors of the triple cameras. The screen displays a refresh rate of 120Hz contrary to rumors about the likelihood that the device will come with a 160Hz panel. Realme could reserve this for a “ Pro ” variant of the phone, however.

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The triple cam of the Realme GT / © Realme

Double platform-double-lighthouse

Realme also revealed that they have come up with a new strategy called “Dual-Platform-Dual-Flagship”. Specifically, this means that Realme will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series and MediaTek Dimensity series as the flagship 5G platform in the future. The inclined smartphone buyer therefore has a choice: two flagship series, two SoC platforms.

Even without knowing the full spec sheet yet, we can assume that Realme has a very exciting handset in the pipeline with the GT. In the past, Realme has impressed us with devices like the Realme X50 Pro – reason enough to look forward to March 4, right?


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