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realme GT Neo launched with Dimensity 1200 SoC and 120Hz AMOLED display for $274

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

realme GT Neo Specifications and Features

The realme GT Neo features 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.

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.

That said, the handset measures 158.5 x 73.3 x 8.4mm in dimensions, weighs 179g, and comes in three colors (Final Fantasy, Geek Silver, Hacker Black).

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.

Further, to keep the thermals generated by the chip while performing heavy tasks, the device comes with a 3D tempered VC liquid cooling system. The brand claims that the cooling solution in this phone can reduce the core temperature by up to 15℃.

Another highlight of this handset 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

realme GT Neo Price and Availability

The newly launched realme GT Neo will retail for the following price tags in China.

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

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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