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Realme GT 2 Pro, Realme GT 2 price leaked ahead of MWC 2022 announcement

Realme GT ii Pro: Everything you lot need to know

Realme unveiled the GT 2 Pro (and GT 2) in China in January and now they’re set to launch internationally on 28 Feb. Here’s all you need to know

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It’south nearly a year since Realme unveiled its GT smartphone to the globe, and the visitor has been busy teasing the launch of its successor series,  now finally here in the form of the Realme GT 2 Series.

The GT two Pro is the kickoff premium flagship device to bear the Realme bluecoat and, what’due south more, information technology comes powered by the new Snapdragon viii Gen 1 chipset. Here’s all we know, post-obit its launch.

When does the Realme GT 2 Pro go on auction?

The GT two Pro was first teased past Realme on 12 November 2021, but the phone officially launched in China on
4 January 2022, with confirmation from the company that the flagship would exist coming to Europe next, equally office of its ‘dual engine’ strategy.

Realme has since confirmed that it’ll be launching the Realme GT ii series (including both the base Realme GT 2 and the Realme GT 2 Pro) at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, on
28 February 2022. This would also marking the kickoff telephone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen i reaching Europe, in the GT 2 Pro.

Official Realme GT 2 series launch event poster

Additionally, tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore posted disarming-looking posters that imply the GT 2 serial will later hit international markets sometime in March 2022.

The Realme GT 5G was introduced in China on 4 March 2021 just didn’t make it to international markets (including the United kingdom of great britain and northern ireland) until more than 3 months later, on 21 June. This was followed past a few other models in the range, – including the Realme GT Neo – which arrived in China on 31 March just didn’t receive a release in other territories.

To confuse matters somewhat, Realme introduced a few special editions of the GT shortly after launch also. These were the GT Main Edition – which featured a redesigned chassis and a more modest chipset for a cheaper toll tag – and the GT Explorer Master Edition, which had some tweaks to the camera modules and a slightly larger display. Both arrived in China in July 2021, with the Main Edition making it to global markets in August 2021. Read our guide to the Realme GT range for more than details on those phones.

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The Realme GT Neo ii is already bachelor globally, so if y’all desire to encounter how the 2d generation of the line’s more affordable handsets shapes upwards, you can read our total Realme GT Neo 2 review.

How much does the Realme GT 2 Pro toll?

Standard local Chinese pricing starts at ¥3,899 (approximately £455/€545/US$615/₹45,730/AU$850). That’southward for the base model, with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage – nonetheless, there are four SKUs to choose from in all, with a further ¥300 being added on each of the next two increments up the range (which include more storage and retentiveness, respectively), while the top-spec 12GB RAM + 512GB variant costs ¥4,999 (approximately £580/€695/Us$785/₹58,580/AU$1,090).

Pre-orders kicked off from iv Jan, with purchase availability from 6 January – with a promised aircraft time frame of within 48 hours of receiving payment.

Ahead of launch, Realme CEO Sky Li confirmed that the GT ii Pro would be the beginning device from the company to break the US$800 mark, which based on the above, must relate to its international price tag, as – going on the local Chinese pricing – fifty-fifty the top-spec GT 2 Pro comes in comfortably beneath that threshold.

What features does the Realme GT two Pro offer?

Realme itself confirmed that the GT 2 Pro comes with the new Snapdragon eight Gen 1 chipset, which launched at the end of Nov 2021. That, at least, lives up to the company’s promise that this is truly a premium flagship.

At a GT 2 Series Special Event on twenty December 2021, the company first revealed that the phone would once again feature an artful treatment from Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa, with a “Paper Tech Master Design” that incorporates a bio-polymer fabric for a more eco-friendly blueprint, inspired by paper, revealed below.

Realme GT 2 Pro Master

Come launch, we were introduced to four finishes in all: Paper White (pictured in a higher place) and Paper Green – reserved for the Master Edition version of the phone – while Titanium Blue and Steel Black serve as the two standard colourways.

The other ‘earth first’ that Realme is claiming relates to the GT two Pro’southward display, which beats the likes of OnePlus to the punch past offering up a 2K AMOLED brandish “with LTPO two.0 technology”, meaning an adaptive 1Hz to 120Hz variable refresh rate, a impact sampling charge per unit of 1000Hz and a promised acme brightness of 1400nits.

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The rear triple camera setup is led by a 50Mp Sony IMX766 primary sensor, with OIS (optical paradigm stabilisation), while the secondary 50Mp ultrawide boasts a globe-commencement 150° field of view. Realme says this is the widest ultra-wide camera in a smartphone all the same, and supplied the beneath sample shot of information technology in activeness. This lens as well plainly powers a fisheye camera mode, for those who want to maximise the natural curvature of an ultra-broad lens.

Realme GT 2 Pro ultrawide camera sample

Taking a leaf out of sister-brand Oppo’southward volume, like the Find X3 Pro, the Realme GT 2 Pro’due south rear photographic camera setup is rounded out by an unorthodox microscopic camera that boasts 40x magnification.

Finally, networking is enhanced as well. The “HyperSmart antenna switching” tech volition option the best-performing of the phone’s 12 antennae at whatsoever given time for optimal signal, while a new symmetrical WiFi antenna pattern apparently improves signal there too. 360° NFC seals the deal, with a 500% larger NFC sensing expanse and 20% improved distance, which should make it easier to make NFC payments from either side of the phone.

Hither’southward the Realme GT 2 Pro’southward total spec sheet, following its unveiling in China:

  • six.7in WQHD+ LTPO 2.0 AMOLED display
    • 1Hz to 120Hz variable refresh rate
    • 1400nits peak effulgence
    • 1000Hz impact sampling charge per unit
    • Corning Gorilla Drinking glass Victus
  • Snapdragon viii Gen 1 4nm chipset
  • Stainless steel vapour chamber cooling arrangement
  • 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB or 512GB UFS storage
  • Rear cameras:
    • 50Mp main
      f/1.8 Sony IMX766 sensor w/ OIS
    • 50Mp ultrawidef/two.ii w/ 150° FoV
    • 40x magnification macro camera
  • 32Mp front end-facing
    f/2.4 Sony IMX615 sensor w/ 80.6° FoV
  • Android 12 westward/ Realme UI 3.0
  • Stereo speakers w/ Dolby Atmos
  • USB-C
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 65W fast charging
  • 163.2mm x 74.7mm x  viii.18mm
  • 189 grams (Main Edition), 199 grams (standard models)
  • Primary Edition colours: Newspaper White, Paper Green
  • Standard colours: Titanium Blue, Steel Black

What about the Realme GT 2?

The Realme GT ii Pro was the only member of the GT 2 family unit to really leak ahead of launch, making the reveal of a standard Realme GT 2 something of a surprise during the company’s iv January launch announcement in People’s republic of china.

The standard Realme GT ii looks much like its Pro-branded sibling and fifty-fifty enjoys the same Master Edition handling, just comes with a few notable tweaks. Information technology’s smaller – sporting a half-dozen.62in 120Hz E4 AMOLED display – with a Snapdragon 888 chipset running the show, and a more pocket-size ultrawide and selfie snapper. You still benefit from the latest Realme UI 3.0 user experience, a 65W fast-charging 5000mAh battery, and it leads with the aforementioned Sony IMX766 OIS-bolstered 50Mp rear camera.

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Here’s the Realme GT 2’s full spec canvas:

  • 6.62in Full Hard disk+ E4 120Hz AMOLED brandish
    • 1300nits peak brightness
    • 1000Hz touch sampling rate
    • Corning Gorilla Drinking glass 5
  • Snapdragon 888 5nm chipset
  • Stainless steel vapour chamber cooling arrangement
  • 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Rear cameras:
    • 50Mp master
      f/1.8 Sony IMX766 sensor w/ OIS
    • Ultrawide
      f/2.two w/ 119° FoV
    • Macro camera
  • 16Mp front-facing
    f/two.5 w/ 78° FoV
  • Android 12 w/ Realme UI iii.0
  • Stereo speakers
  • USB-C
  • 5G
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • 5000mAh bombardment
  • 65W fast charging
  • 162.9mm x 75.8mm x  8.6mm
  • 194.v grams (Primary Edition), 199.8 grams (standard models)
  • Chief Edition colours: Paper White, Paper Greenish
  • Standard colours: Titanium Blue, Steel Black

In the run-up to the series’ international launch in late Feb, a Snapdragon 888-powered Realme device (model number RMX3311) popped up on Geekbench’s database, assumed to be the international version of the standard Realme GT 2.

The database entry cites some promisingly-high unmarried and multi-cadre scores, and telling spec details: like Android 12 and 12GB of RAM.

Pricing starts at ¥ii,699 (approximately £315/€375/US$425/₹31,630/AU$585) for the 8GB RAM model with 128GB storage, ¥ii,899 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB SKU (approximately £335/€405/US$455/₹33,955/AU$630) and the pinnacle-tier variant with 12GB of RAM costs ¥3,199 (approximately £370/€445/US$500/₹37,470/AU$695), with similar release availability to GT 2 Pro.

We conversation about the launch of the Realme GT ii series’ launch during the third segment of episode 96 of our weekly podcast Fast Charge, which you lot can watch below (or listen to on your podcast app of choice):

What we don’t know is whether or not the standard Realme GT 2 will accompany the GT 2 Pro when the company does bring the device to European markets.

To see what the GT two series is upwards against, take a expect at our pick of the best phones and best Chinese smartphones.