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Chinese smartphone maker realme has officially unveiled the realme GT Neo smartphone in its home country. This handset is a more affordable version of the original realme GT that was launched earlier this month. Let us take a look at this phone’s specs, features, price, and availability in this article.

Realme GT Neo launched

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realme GT Neo Specs and Features

The realme GT Neo has a similar design as the standard realme GT. The only major differences between the design of these two devices are the finishes and pattern on the rear panel.

Realme GT Neo 1

Unlike the realme GT that comes in glass and vegan leather options, the realme GT Neo seems to sport a plastic rear panel. The finish on the latter’s back resembles the one found on the realme 8 and the realme 8 Pro.

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Talking about specs, the main highlight of this product is the presence of MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. In fact, it is the world’s first smartphone to launch with this chipset. The said silicon is coupled with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

The smartphone has is its 6.43-inch Samsung Super AMOLED display. This panel has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, 91.7% screen-to-body ratio, in-screen fingerprint sensor, and a punch hole at the top left corner for the front-facing camera.

As for photography and videography, the phone sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX682 primary sensor, an 8MP sensor with a 119° ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP sensor with a macro lens. For selfies and video calls, the device features a 16MP shooter.

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On the connectivity front, the handset supports dual-SIM 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, GALILEO, QZSS), and NFC. It has all the essential sensors, such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, compass, and proximity sensor.

Other features include stereo speakers, Dolby Sound, Hi-Res Audio certification, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port. Unfortunately, the phone lacks a MicroSD card slot.

Last but not least, the realme GT Neo runs realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11 and is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 50W charging. However, the device will ship with a 65W fast charger and a transparent case.

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realme GT Neo Full Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 28, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, March 31
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, April 09

Design

  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 73.3 x 8.4 mm (6.24 x 2.89 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 179 g (6.31 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Silver, Aurora
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: Super AMOLED, 120Hz
  • Size: 6.43 inches, 99.8 cm2 (~85.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11, Realme UI 2.0

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
  • Storage: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1
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Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.3, 16mm, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/480fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.5, 26mm (wide), 1/3.0″, 1.0µm
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 50W, 50% in 16 min (advertised)

realme GT Neo Price and Availability

The newly launched realme GT Neo comes in three colors (Final Fantasy, Geek Silver, Hacker Black) and will retail for the following price tags in China.

  • 6GB + 128GB – ¥1,799 ($274)
  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥1,999 ($305)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥2,399 ($366)

Realme GT Neo price

The top-end variant (12GB + 256GB) will be available at a discounted price tag of ¥2,299 ($351) during the first sale, which is scheduled to take place on April 8.

As of writing this story, there’s no official word on this smartphone’s international availability.

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