After establishing itself as one of the most talked-about brands in the mid-range segment, Realme is now ready to take another stride. The company revealed its plans of entering the top-end smartphones market with an “ultra-premium flagship” phone late last year.
The Realme GT 2 Pro was announced in China on January 8 and was later introduced to the international markets thanks to its unveiling at MWC.
Now the phone is coming to India and will sit at the top of the lineup in Realme’s lineup. The phone will take on the bigwigs like the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup, iQoo 9 Pro, Xiaomi 12 etc which come with the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC
Meanwhile, the company does have other plans to release in 2022, including the Realme GT Neo 3 which will come with blazing fast charging speeds. But, as of now, the GT 2 Pro is keeping us more interested as the company is ready to take the plunge into a completely new segment.
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Cut to the chase:
What is it? Realme’s ultra-premium flagship phone
When is it out? Likely in Q1 2022
How much will it cost? Could touch the Rs. 60,000 mark
Realme has announced the launch date of the Realme GT Pro 2 in India. The phone will launch on April 7
Realme GT 2 Pro Release date and price
The Realme GT 2 Pro was first launched in China in January. It was later unveiled at the international stage at MWC on February 28 and was introduced in Indonesia yesterday.
As expected, the company has been teasing the launch via its social media handles and has announced that the phone will launch in India on April 7 - just a day ahead of its first retail sale in the European market.
Unlike Xiaomi, which hosted a physical launch event for its Redmi Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro Plus, Realme GT 2 Pro will be unveiled in a virtual launch event. There is a possibility that the company might not introduce the Realme GT 2 at this launch event. We'll have to wait though.
In Europe, the Realme GT2 Pro has been introduced in two variants - 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. The price of the base variant has been set at Euro 749 and Euros 849 for the top-end variant. The company has offered a limited time period discount of Euros 100 on both models.
We can expect the company to introduce both models in India as well and in terms of pricing, the Realme GT 2 Pro could be the costliest of all the Realme phones launched in the country.
While there is no information about the estimated pricing of the phone in India, we can expect that the stock variant could be priced around Rs. 63,000 while the top-end variant could be priced around Rs. 68,000.
Realme GT 2 Pro Specifications
The Realme GT 2 Pro is the first-ever flagship phone from Realme and comes with top-end hardware specifications.
The phone uses Samsung’s E4 AMOLED LTPO 2.0 panel which offers a variable refresh rate. It can turn down the refresh rate to 1Hz when the phone is used for mundane tasks like browsing or reading texts and when the phone is used for gaming or any other graphic-intensive tasks, the refresh rate can peak up to 120Hz.
The display on the phone is a flat 6.7-inches panel with 1440x3216 pixels resolution, HDR10+ certification and 1400 nits peak brightness.
It is powered by a 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip with up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The hardware draws power from a 5,000mAh battery with 65W charging, which the company claims can be fully charged in 33 minutes.
Realme GT 2 Pro camera
The Realme GT 2 Pro camera is an extremely capable triple camera setup. It consists of a 50MP primary sensor that uses a 1/1.56-inch Sony IMX766 sensor with OIS. It also has a 50MP sensor with a 150-degree ultrawide camera while the third camera is a 3MP snapper microscope with 40x magnification. There's a 32MP selfie camera for videos and selfies,
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