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realme GT 5G Debuts Globally as Most Affordable Snapdragon 888 Phone

by Duey Guison  June 15, 2021

realme is ready to go head-on in the flagship killer space globally, and it finally makes the GT 5G available in a global variant—as one of the most affordable phones out there to have a flagship Snapdragon 888 processor

realme GT 5G Specs:

  • Snapdragon 888 processor
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 360hz touch sampling rate, support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3
  • 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera
  • 16-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, in-display fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers
  • 4500mAh battery
  • 65w fast charging
  • Android 11, realme UI 2.0

While the realme GT needs no introduction, its global debut is a clear statement that the brand wants to one-up POCO—and even OnePlus—when it comes to the flagship killer segment.

Aside from the processor, the GT 5G has all the makings of a 2021 flagship: gorgeous 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120hz refresh rate, in-display fingerprint scanner, and a punch-hole for the 16-megapixel selfie snapper, 4500mAh battery with fast 65w wired charging, stereo speakers, and a triple rear camera setup that is led by a 64-megapixel Sony sensor and is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and 2-megapixel macro camera. It even has a headphone jack—which is now a rarity nowadays as brands try to kill of the legacy port.

realme GT 5G Global Price

Now this is where things get very interesting: from June 21 to 25, AliExpress will be selling the 8GB/128GB variant for 369 Euros(~Php 21.6k), which is insanely low for a phone with a Snapdragon 888 processor. The regular price is at 450 Euros (~Php 26.3k), which is still a steal for what it offers.

Those who want the 12GB/256GB variant will need to spend 599 Euros(~Php 35k) for it, though a one-day-only Prime Day promo will bring it down to 499 Euros(~Php 29.2k).

The realme GT 5G will be available in select countries, like Poland, Spain, Russia, and Thailand. realme Philippines said that while there is no word of availability in the Philippines yet, “[the] realme Squad can rest assure that there are 5G products coming in locally, probably sooner than we think.”

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