Just like other brands, realme gave us a preview of their 2024 offerings by announcing the GT5 Pro flagship in China. Compared to other offerings from realme in the past, the GT5 Pro is a proper flagship of the brand beyond its use of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor.
GT5 Pro makes use of either Vegan Leather (for Red Rock and Bright Moon) or Textured Glass (Starry Night) to maintain its premium looks, and its 6.78-inch curved AMOLED display has a fast 144hz refresh rate and an insane maximum brightness of 4500nits (up to 1600nits with auto brightness).
The main highlight of the GT5 Pro is its rear cameras, where it’s the first realme phone since the X3 SuperZoom to have a periscope camera. In the GT5 Pro, the periscope camera uses a 50-megapixel IMX890 sensor that has 3x optical zoom and a bright f/2.6 opening. If the periscope camera rings a bell, that’s because it’s the same one you’d find on the Find X6 Pro.
Moving to the main camera, the GT5 Pro uses a 50-megapixel LYT-808 sensor–the same one you’d find on other phones from the BBK group like the OnePlus 12 and OPPO Find N3. The ultra-wide camera is an ordinary 8-megapixel shooter–but you’ll most likely get the GT5 Pro anyway for its main and periscope cameras.
Like the OnePlus 12, the GT5 Pro has a larger-than-usual 5400mAh battery that supports 100w wired and 50w wireless charging,
Despite sharing several similarities to the OnePlus 12, the realme GT5 Pro has a lower starting price at CNY 3398(~Php 27k) for the 12GB/256GB variant. The top-end 16GB/1TB variant is priced at CNY 4198(~Php 34k). It will go on sale in China starting December 14, with each pre-order getting the Buds Classic Edition 2 and a CNY 100 discount. Unlike the OnePlus 12 that has a confirmed global launch, it remains to be seen of the realme GT5 Pro will be released outside of China.