Last time we talked about the Realme GT 5 Pro, it had shown up on TENAA, and we got to know the design and key specifications of the device.
Well, the official launch is happening on December 7 in the Chinese market, and with just a few days left, the company has already shared a lot of details about the phone. Based on these details, this is definitely shaping up as a flagship killer device.
Let’s talk about the design first. Realme has shared images of the phone in two colors: black & bronze. As we saw in the TENAA listing, there is also a white option. The phone has a big circular camera module on the rear with a triple camera setup and an LED flash. The official images also confirm the periscope telephoto camera on this phone. Compared to the Realme GT 5, the design is completely different for the GT 5 Pro. So, there is no transparent window on the back or RGB light.
One of the most interesting things about this phone is its frame. Instead of going for the normal aluminum material for the frame, Realme went for “Duralumin,” an aluminum-copper alloy. Realme claims that this frame is stronger than a TA-2 titanium alloy frame.
As for the front design, the Realme GT 5 Pro has a curved display with extremely slim bezels all around. There is a hole-punch cutout for the selfie shooter in the middle.
Speaking of the display, the Realme GT 5 Pro has an incredible display, on paper. It is a BOE OLED panel with a 1.5K resolution, up to 4,500 nits peak brightness, 8T LTPO (0.5Hz – 144Hz), 2160Hz PWM dimming, 1600 nits global maximum brightness, and 1000 nits manual maximum brightness.
Realme GT 5 Pro supports 50W wireless charging and has a USB 3.2 Type-C port. The phone also has up to 1TB of storage, and the base variant has 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage.
There is a 3VC ice cooling system with a 12000mm² heat dissipation area. This is larger than even some of the best gaming phones on the market! Realme claims this cooling system can drop the core temperature by up to 21.8°C.
As for the cameras, the Realme GT 5 Pro has a 50MP Sony LYT-808 sensor for the primary camera and a 50MP Sony IMX890 sensor for the periscope telephoto camera. Again, impressive specifications on paper.
Finally, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, has a 5,400mAh battery, and has 100W wired charging.
As per the leaks, the Realme GT 5 Pro is launching at ¥3499, which translates to under $500. At this price, its main competitor is the recently launched Redmi K70 Pro, which starts at ¥3299 (~$466). Compared to the K70 Pro, the GT 5 Pro offers wireless charging, which the K70 Pro lacks, a stronger frame, a bigger battery (5,400mAh vs 5,000mAh), a USB Gen 2 Type-C port, and a periscope telephoto camera (versus a normal telephoto camera).
The display situation is pretty interesting for these two phones. On one hand, the Redmi K70 Pro has a sharp Quad-HD+ OLED panel with 4,000 nits of peak brightness. But, on the other hand, Realme GT 5 Pro offers an 8T LTPO OLED panel, which means the refresh rate can go as low as 0.5Hz and as high as 144Hz. This, along with a lower 1.5K resolution, means a lower battery consumption than the 2K OLED panel of the K70 Pro. The panel on the GT 5 Pro also has a higher brightness.
Well, based on all these details, the Realme GT 5 Pro seems like a better value for money than the Redmi K70 Pro. There is no announcement from the brand about the global launch, so it is still a mystery whether the phone is launching outside China.