Realme GT launched, might be the new “flagship killer”

Realme, on Tuesday, launched its highest-end phone ever through its virtual conference. The Realme GT is available in several European countries with Realme claiming it as their “flagship killer”. The new Realme phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, and a 120Hz AMOLED display with starting price as low as €369 (about $450).

The GT has a spectacular design with a glossy black panel breaking its bright yellow mock-leather finish. It is obvious that Realme was aiming for a sports car-like design which is also evident from the name of the device. The phone’s design is premium and the only giveaway that it is not a flagship is the slightly large chin and the obvious headphone jack.

The “Flagship Killer” title was owned by OnePlus before they started making expensive phones. Lately, Realme has captured that arena, and rightly so, with devices like last year’s X50 Pro offering excellent performance for the price. Realme and OnePlus do share the same private ownership and hence the similarities are not unexpected.

The GT’s key specs are as follows:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor
  • 6.4-inch 1080p 120Hz OLED screen
  • 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel macro, 16-megapixel selfie
  • 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging
  • 128GB or 256GB of storage
  • 8GB or 12GB or RAM
  • Optical in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Headphone jack

The only downside to this phone is its lack of support for wireless charging. It also doesn’t sound like its camera won’t be able to hold up against the flagship devices out there.

The 8GB/128GB version will only be sold on AliExpress with a price tag of €369, from June 21st to 25th. The official list price of the 12GB/256GB version is €599 (~$725), but Realme tells The Verge that the actual price will be €549 (~$665) on the company’s website, as was previously revealed. You’ll also be able to save further on Amazon’s Prime Day on June 21st, where it’ll be available for €499 (~$605).