Realme has launched its first smartphone to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC the realme GT2 Explorer Master Edition in China, as they promised. It is also the world’s first phone to use LPDDR5X RAM which is 20% more power-efficient. It has a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and the next-generation in-screen fingerprint scanner. The phone uses the first X7 independent graphics chip in partnership with Pixelworks, offering ultra-low-latency frame insertion technology, to create a high-frame-rate experience.
It features a hidden pressure-sensitive shoulder button for gaming with N28 free four 5G antenna technology, AOL smart antenna technology, and the first intelligent signal switching engine. It has dual VC cooling Max and a 4811mm² VC liquid cooling area.
It has a triple rear camera setup where a 50MP primary camera with OIS along with a 50MP 150-degree field of view ultra-wide-angle camera with fish-eye mode and a 2MP 40x microscopic camera. The front side has a 16MP 2.37mm ultra-narrow punch-hole front-facing camera by COP package.
The suitcase-like rear design of the phone has been designed by popular fashion designer Jae Jung. It has a classic straight edge, corner guard edge, and metal rivets, which are the reconstruction and exploration of the elements of the hard case, as per the company. It uses environmentally friendly recycled lychee skin, an Aviation-grade aluminum frame, and a glass back.
It is powered by a 5000mAh battery that supports 100W fast charging and comes with a GaN 100W fast charger that reduces the heat generation by 85% even at peak power. It can charge up to 100% in 25 minutes. This may be the industry’s first thin and light 100W large battery solution, as per the company. The company also said that even after 1600 charging and discharging cycles, that battery can retain over 80% health.
Realme GT2 Explorer Master Edition Specifications -
|Display||6.7-inch (2412×1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 10-bit display, 100% DCI P3 color gamut, DC Dimming, 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 1000Hz instant touch sampling rate|
|Processor||Up to 3.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno next-gen GPU|
|RAM/Storage||8GB LPDDR5X RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage, 12GB LPDDR5X RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage|
|OS/UI||Android 12 with realme UI 3.0|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano + nano)|
|Rear Cameras||50MP main camera with Sony IMX766 V2.0, OIS, f/1.88 aperture, 50MP 150° Ultra Wide Lens with Samsung JN1 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP up to 40x microscope camera|
|Front Camera||16MP front-facing camera with f/2.5 aperture|
|Features||In-display fingerprint sensor, Dual pressure sensitive gaming triggers, USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio|
|Dimensions||161.3×74.3× 8.17mm (Black and White) / 8.5mm (Hardcase)|
|Weight||195g (Hardcase) / 199g (Black and White)|
|Connectivity||5G SA / NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1 + L5)/ GLONASS / Navic/ QZSS/ Galileo, NFC, USB Type-C|
|Battery/Charger||5000mAh (typical) battery with 100W fast charging|
Pricing and Availability -
The Realme GT2 Explorer Master Edition comes in Hardcase, Ice White, and Black versions. It will be available from July 19th in China and the pre-order has started today.
Realme GT2 Explorer Master Edition Prices are -
- 8GB RAM/128GB storage version - 3499 yuan (US$ 519 / Rs. 41,380 approx.)
- 8GB RAM/256GB storage version - 3799 yuan (US$ 564 / Rs. 44,925 approx.)
- 12GB RAM/256GB storage version - 3999 yuan (US$ 593 / Rs. 47,300 approx.)