Realme has announced its much anticipated GT 2 line comprising the vanilla GT 2 and the flagship GT 2 Pro. The latter comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Also, the series features various notable developments including design, build, and not to mention display.
Starting with the design, two of the color variants of the GT 2 series sport distinctive rear built with a bio-based polymer that imitates the sense of paper, well the first-ever in any smartphone to date. Realme’s in-house design studio together with Naoto Fukusawa was designated to build the same while the material is touted to provide structural rectitude similar to other materials based on fossil, hence saving as much as 2kg CO2 per kg body weight.
The Realme GT 2 Pro boasts a leveled 6.7-inch LTPO 2.0 AMOLED panel with QHD+ resolution, a 1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate, and a 1,000Hz touch sampling rate. The display is said to enhance battery life all of 50% lesser power consumption as compared to traditional AMOLED panels in addition to instantaneous refresh rate adjustments amid 30Hz and 120Hz. Furthermore, it flaunts 10bit colors and HDR10+ atop Corning Gorilla Glass Victus support.
As for the vanilla GT 2, it has a slightly small 6.62-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution, and a 120Hz refresh rate. Regarding the chipset, it carries the last-gen Snapdragon 888 chipset. The Pro model, on the other hand, makes use of the new flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip that is coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
Coming to the optics, the GT 2 lineup comes with the 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS and 1.0µm pixels. Though the Pro variant has an additional Samsung-made JN1 50MP ultrawide snapper with a 150-degree field of view along with a microscope unit, which is capable of capturing close-up shots at max 40x as seen in Oppo Find X3 Pro. The regular model does have an ultrawide shooter but a mediocre macro lens.
Moving on, both the smartphones in the GT 2 lineup carry a 5,000mAh cell with 65W charging support. And these run Realme UI 3.0 on top of Android 12 right out of the box.
Available in Steel Black, Titanium Blue, Paper White, and Paper Green colors, the Realme GT 2 starts at a price of CNY 2,699 (around NPR 50,999 in Nepal) for 8GB/128GB memory config and CNY 3,199 (NPR 59,999) for 12GB/256GB model while the Realme GT 2 Pro costs CNY 3,899 (NPR 72,999) for 8GB/128GB and CNY 4,999 (NPR 93,999) for 12GB/512GB variant.
With sales slated to kick off as of 8 January in China, the smartphones will ship to the international markets, including Nepal, starting the later part of Q1 2022.