Realme's Galaxy S22 rival is here with a 'microscope' camera, price tag under- $ 600
What you need to know
- The Realme GT 2 series is now official.
- The Realme GT 2 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and features a 2K LTPO AMOLED display.
- Realme's vanilla GT 2 is a core value featuring the older Snapdragon 888 chipset and 120Hz E4 AMOLED display.
Realme announced on January 4 the flagship phones of the GT2 series at an event held in China. Unlike previous Realme flagship products, the new GT2 Pro targets the core smartphone segment. It is the design that sets the Realme GT 2 Pro apart from its competitors. This is the first phone to use a biodegradable polymer design and ships in a recyclable package.
The flagship phone is powered by Qualcomm's 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, powered by up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It sports a flat 6.7-inch 2K AMOLED display with LTPO 2.0 technology and a 1-120Hz variable refresh rate.
Behind the Realme GT 2 Pro is a triple camera setting featuring a 50MP IMX766 main sensor with all-pixel Omni-directional PDAF and OIS. It is accompanied by a 50MP 150-degree ultra-wide angle camera and a 40x mini-lens camera.
The ultra-wide-angle camera allows users to capture panoramic views, while the ultra-close-up micro-lens camera can capture a wide range of objects. Other highlights of the Realme GT 2 Pro include a 5000mAh battery with support for 65W charging distances, a 32MP selfie camera, and stereo speakers.
While the GT 2 Pro is Realme's response to the best Android phones in the mainstream, the vanilla GT 2 is a core value powered by last year's Snapdragon 888 chipset. The phone also has a 120Hz E4 AMOLED display, the same 50MP IMX766 main sensor as the GT 2 Pro, and a 5000mAh battery with a 65W charge. In terms of software, both GT 2 series phones will run Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12.
The Realme GT 2 will start at 2,599 yuan (about $ 410), while the GT 2 Pro will start at 3,699 yuan (about $ 580) at the time of early bird sales in China. It is not yet known when the two phones will leave China.