There has been a lot of hype surrounding the Realme GT in India and now, Realme has made it official as to when its bargain-priced flagship is coming to India. In a recent YouTube interview, Realme CEO Madhav Sheth has confirmed August 18 as the launch date for the Realme GT series. Note the word “series” as he is hinting at two phones: Realme GT and Realme GT Master Edition. Also Read - Realme C25Y with AI triple camera, 5,000mAh battery launched: Price in India, specs
The Realme GT is currently the second-best phone the company makes and sells internationally; the best one is now the Realme Flash. The Realme GT Explorer Edition is part of the more affordable and design-focused Explorer Edition series in the midrange segment. Another report confirms that Realme also plans to bring the Realme GT Master Explorer Edition and GT Neo to India. Also Read - Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale to begin soon: Up to 80 percent discount on electronics
Realme GT price hinted too
In an interview with India Today, Sheth also confirms that the base version of the Realme GT 5G will cost approximately Rs 30,000. If this is true, the Realme GT could be the most affordable smartphones this year to offer the Snapdragon 888’s high-end performance. Currently, the iQOO 7 Legend and Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro are the cheapest Snapdragon 888 phones you can buy in India. Also Read - Realme 8s release in India today, sale begins at 12PM: Check specs, price of variants
The Realme GT is essentially based on the Realme X7 Max, which launched in India a couple of months ago. The X7 Max uses a plastic unibody design and a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip, whereas the GT uses metal-glass body and a Snapdragon 888 chip. The rest of the features are similar between both these phones.
The Realme X7 Max in our review showed itself as a performance-oriented smartphone with a good user experience but average cameras. The Realme GT is also expected to offer a similar outlook, only with the performance bit dialed up to a hundred. Some of the key highlights include a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 360Hz touch sample rate and 120Hz refresh rate, 4500mAh battery with 65W fast charging, 64-megapixel triple rear camera, and a unique design.
The GT Master Edition uses the Snapdragon 778G chip instead of the high-end Qualcomm or MediaTek chips. It also goes for a different design theme when compared to the Realme GT. The GT Master Edition offers the Snapdragon 870 chip.