Realme’s news during the celebration of the MWC 2022 focused on presenting to the public their latest GT 2 models and its entry for the first time into the high end of smart phonesa market for which the company until now had no product.
There was also a glimpse of the Realme GT Neo 3, but only for the brand to announce the cutting-edge 150W super fast charging technology. Everything seems to indicate that this phone will be the coming out of this technology.
In any case, based on rumors, official information and taking a close look at the Neo 3 predecessors that are on sale, we can get an idea of what to expect from the newest member of the line.
When will the Realme GT Neo 3 go on sale?
Realme has officially set a date for the China launch of the GT Neo 3 to be held on Tuesday, March 22. For its part, we will have to wait until today to find out more about its possible arrival on the international market.
Previously, the company’s chief marketing officer, Xu Qi Chase, shared what we might consider a preview of the phone on his own Twitter account. Weiboin which the last line read (automatically translated from Chinese), “see you this month”.
Ahead of the poster reveal, Madhav Sheth confirmed to Tech Advisor during a press Q&A at MWC that the Neo 3 will arrive later this year “probably in the first half of the second half. “.
This suggests a launch window between July and September 2022, with last year’s GT Neo 2 first arriving in China in September 2021; reach international markets in mid-November.
Meanwhile, the original GT Neo never came out of China, but launched in the region in late March 2021.
With all of this in mind, Sheth’s statements above may also ring true; with an international release officially slated for after June of this year.
How much will the Realme GT Neo 3 cost?
Despite the arrival of the GT 2 Pro, which further raises the brand’s price bar towards the top of the price range, the company has always favored value for money as one of the main selling points of the your products.
As such, while it’s probably the first phone (unless Oppo has something to say about it) on the market to offer 150W charging, we expect the GT Neo 3 offers a competitive price, as did their predecessors.
Recall that the original GT Neo (with a Dimensity 1200, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage) started at just CNY¥1,799 (around $260), while the base GT Neo 2 (with a Snapdragon 870, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage) costs 449.99 dollars in Europe.
With the ‘affordable flagship’ archetype that the price point of the existing GT Neo range focuses on, it stands to reason that the GT Neo 3 has the potential to hit the market from around $550.
What features will the Realme GT Neo 3 offer?
Realme first officially acknowledged the GT Neo 3 at the European launch of the GT 2 series, but didn’t even show images of the device, with only a physical demo on its website. support hardware showing next ‘UltraDart’ charging at 150W.
How many seconds do you think it took to go from 0% to 50%? #Kingdom #UDCA #UltraDart pic.twitter.com/IpKwIg742n
— realme (@realmeglobal)
February 28, 2022
A day later, the company also confirmed that MediaTek’s recently unveiled Dimensity 8100 chipset resides at the heart of the Neo 3. While the Dimensity 9000 is MediaTek’s answer to the top-tier Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
The 8000 series (currently made up of the Dimensity 8000 and 8100) runs on a slightly larger 5nm die with an octa-core configuration consisting of four large Cortex-A78 cores and four small Cortex-A55 cores.
In turn, they are accompanied by Mali-G610 MC6 graphics, based on ARM’s latest GPU architecture. Between the two, the Dimensity 8100 supports higher CPU and GPU frequencies, compared to the standard 8000.
The series as a whole also offers support for the Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 standard (so these are most likely the connectivity specs we’ll see on the Neo 3).
Separately, the phone has already appeared on Chinese certification site TENAA, with model numbers RMX3560 and RMX3562. According to the listing, the Neo 3 will sport a 6.7-inch Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor (presumably optical).
The Dimensity chipset seems to be configured to come with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
The images, both from the TENAA entry, and from the OnLeaks informant (in conjunction with border taxes), provided our first look at a new camera design, unlike anything we’ve seen in the company’s current portfolio.
It features what would be an OIS-compatible 50MP main sensor, along with complementary 8MP and 2MP sensors, while on the front is a 16MP punch-hole front camera.
It also resembles the module found in Xiaomi’s latest flagships, the 12 and 12 Pro. The design has since been verified by Chase’s teaser poster, which partially revealed the back of the phone.
In the last two plans, confirmed separately by the real social networksthe Neo 3 comes in a striking new race car stripe design, reminiscent of the yellow and black leather finish found on the original Realme GT and paying homage to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Realme GT Neo 3 Flash
The two aforementioned TENAA listings were attributed to two versions of the GT Neo 3, with one (RMX3562) cited as having a larger capacity battery than the standard Neo 3.
This other device, currently called “GT Neo 3 Flash”, is said to have a 5,000 mAh battery, which attaches to another publication from Realme’s Xu Qi Chase who simply says (automatically translated), “a very surprising set of numbers: 80, 5000, 188”.
This Weibo post refers to the GT Neo 3 Flash, with 80W fast charging, a 5,000mAh battery and a design weighing 188 grams, potentially off the table.
We will very soon leave doubts about the news of the GT Neo 3, as well as the possibility that the firm can market it internationally in many countries.
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