A 30-second charge of Realme GT3 is enough for a two-hour call, three hours of music listening or 40 minutes of video streaming.
Realme is a smartphone brand that is a sister company to Oppo and was founded in 2018. The company focuses on providing affordable smartphones with high-end features, targeting a younger demographic. Realme has quickly gained popularity in several markets, including India, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
The company offers a range of devices, from budget-friendly models to more premium smartphones with features such as high-refresh-rate displays and 5G connectivity. Realme also suggests a range of accessories, including wireless earphones and smartwatches. One of Realme’s key selling points is its fast-charging technology, which it calls SuperVOOC, offering up to 240W charging speeds.
Realme, a sister company of Oppo, has announced the international release of its 240W SuperVOOC fast-charging technology through a device that looks familiar. The Realme GT3, which was just unveiled at MWC, is the same as the Chinese GT Neo5 model and therefore boasts the same fast-charging capabilities. With the included custom 12A cable, the GT3 can be charged to 20% in just 80 seconds and fully charged in just 9.5 minutes thanks to the 4,600mAh battery.
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The Realme GT3 includes a large vapor chamber liquid cooling system to manage the extra heat generated by the higher charging power. This is supplemented by several safety sensors and a fireproof design to ensure user safety. The battery is capable of maintaining a minimum of 80% health after 1,600 charging cycles at 240W, which is twice the industry standard, ensuring long-lasting battery life.
Realme has included a small C-shaped RGB lighting ring between the NFC ring and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 icon on the back of the device, which they’ve dubbed the “Pulse Interface System.” These features are housed within a translucent window next to the camera module, and the customizable light ring can indicate battery level, incoming calls, notifications, and camera countdown. The device does not include the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The addition of RGB lighting serves a functional purpose beyond aesthetics, providing useful visual cues for various device functions.
Like its predecessor, the GT Neo5, the GT3 features a 50-megapixel main camera with optical stabilization and a Sony IMX890 sensor, as well as an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel punch-hole selfie camera, while the device’s rear features a 6.74-inch 2,772 x 1,240 AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and an under-display fingerprint reader. The device also includes an infrared remote blaster at the top and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers.
Although the charging speed of the Realme GT3 may not be as fast as Xiaomi’s five-minute charging claim, it is still impressive and available in the market. The phone starts for $649 and runs on Android 13. It comes in four different versions, with the base model having 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The top-of-the-line variant comes with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. The phone will be available soon in Asia and Europe.
Other features of Realme GT3:
Compared to its ancestor, the Realme GT2, the new Realme GT3 features a larger 6.74-inch OLED display with a higher 144Hz refresh rate, as opposed to the previous 120Hz rate. Additionally, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, which is an upgrade from last year’s flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC used in the GT2.