Realme GT 5G With Snapdragon 888 Chipset Launched In China

Realme has been teasing the new Realme GT 5G (aka Realme Race) for a long time. Last year while Qualcomm Tech Summit, Realme announced the collaboration with Qualcomm to launch the Snapdragon 888 SoC-equipped smartphone by the Q1 of 2021. Realme today launched the Realme GT 5G with a 120 Hz display, Snapdragon 888 SoC, and a 64-megapixel camera in China.

The smartphone will only be available in China mainland only. Right now, there are no intentions of Realme to introduce the smartphone to other markets like India, the EU, or the US. The smartphone is currently available in China with a price tag of 2,899 Yuan, which means 448 USD. Although there are negligible expectations of Realme to introduce it in the global market, and for a percent, if we consider the probability, the price will be much higher than the China pricing.

Realme GT 5G


The Realme GT 5G features a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and touch response/sample rate of 360 Hz. The screen is a Full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The display houses a small punch-hole cuttout for selfie camera. The display also houses an under-display fingerprint sensor for better and fast security.

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of onboard storage, running on UFS 3.1 tech. The Snapdragon 888 is an octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680) SoC, with Adreno 660 GPU for better graphical performance.

In the camera department, the Realme GT 5G features a triple camera setup at the rear and a single front facing selfie camera. The triple rear camera setup includes a primary 64-megapixel Sony IMX682 sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, a secondary 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor with an viewing angle of 119-degrees and an aperture of f/2.3, and finally a 2-megapixel macro sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. On the front, it has 16-megapixel wideangle camera for selfies.

The smartphone comes in a battery capacity of 4500 mAh, supports fast-charging up to 65-watt (adapter included in the box). And according to Realme, it can charge the device up to 100% in less than 35 minutes. For cooling and heat dissipation purposes, Realme included a 3D tempered liquid cooling, that can lower the temperature up to 15-degrees. The smartphone has the latest Realme UI 2.0, running on top of Android 11.

Other than that, the smartphone has all the basic connectivity options and sensors, like Wifi 6E, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band A-GPS, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, etc.

Price and Availability

The Realme GT 5G is available in two different RAM/ROM variants and three different color oprtions.

  • 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage – 2,899 Yuan (~$448)
  • 12GB RAM + 256GB Storage – 3,399 Yuan (~$525)
  • Color options: Dawn (Vegan leatherback), Deep Sea Airship (blue), and Galacticos (blue)

The smartphone is already available for pre-orders and will be available on 10th March for sale.