Realme GT is a Snapdragon 888-powered flagship phone with a headphone jack

Realme GT Official Poster specifications features launch date availability
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We have been hearing about the upcoming flagship phone from Realme in bits and pieces. The device first came into the spotlight last year with the RMX2202 model number. Initially, referred to as “Race”, it has officially been confirmed that the device will be called Realme GT. The company has confirmed its existence alongside announcing the launch date. In this post, we will be taking a look at the specs, features, launch date, and availability of the Realme GT.

Realme GT Overview:

Realme will unveil the Realme GT at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2021 which is will kick off from 23rd February. The device will be at the exhibition before entering the Chinese market starting next month.

The GT lineup

If you are into automotive, you will know where Realme got the GT moniker from. GT in the automotive world stands for Grand Tourer and is used to refer to luxury cars that are designed for high speed and long-distance. Thus, Relame found the moniker fitting for its device which it claims is a “high-performance flagship device” with a “sustained speedy performance and trendsetting design”. This will also be the beginning of the GT lineup which will be home to Realme’s best offering. It will be placed higher than the current lineup that includes the C series, the India-exclusive Narzo series, the Realme number series, and the X series.

Here, Realme will disclose the complete specs sheet and features of the GT at the MWC. As of now, the only officially confirmed feature is the Snapdragon 888 chipset. However, we know a lot more about the devices than just the chipset, thanks to different leaks and certification listing.

Design and Display

Let’s start with the design. The Realme GT will be available in two different designs. One is the Blue variant that is showcased in the official poster which has a reflective design on the patterns. The other variant has a yellow leather finish with a black stripe running from the rectangular camera module down the length of the device. It was first spotted by GSMArena. The placement of the branding is also different on the two models.

Source: GSM Arena

The official poster doesn’t reveal the front of the device. However, the TENAA listing suggests that the device will have a left-aligned punch-hole cutout for the front camera. Being a flagship device, the phone will sport an AMOLED panel with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. The fingerprint scanner will also be under the screen.

Headphone jack in a 2021 flagship

Realme GT Design

The neat thing about the phone is that it still has a 3.5mm headphone jack. A headphone jack in a flagship-grade smartphone is almost non-existent these days. It is located on the side of the Type-C port at the bottom of the device. It is quite visible on the official poster. The bottom also has the speaker grill.

Realme GT will be offered with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. But we expect there be additional memory configurations as well. The phone will ship with Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. It will have support for 65W fast charging.

Realme GT 5G Official Launch Date

Realme will unveil the GT at the MWC Shanghai 2021. The device will then be available in China starting March 4.

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