If you’re all about charging speeds, the Realme GT 3 is for you as this new mid-ranger charges at an incredibly fast 240W.
That’s almost ten times the charging power you’ll get with the Samsung Galaxy S23, and while it’s the main feature of the new Realme handset, it’s not the only thing worth talking about.
Below you will find all the information about the Realme GT 3, including how much it costs, when it will be available to buy, as well as various specs and features.
To the point
- What is this? The latest powerful midranger from Realme
- when is it coming out? It will hit stores soon
- How much does it cost? $649 (around £540 / AU$960)
Realme GT 3: release date and price
The Realme GT 3 was announced on February 28, 2023 at MWC 2023, although it is actually a rebadged Realme GT Neo 5 that was unveiled in China a few weeks earlier on February 9.
In any case, the phone will be sold worldwide as Realme GT 3 and we know that it will go on sale in Europe soon, although there is no exact date yet. It may also land in Australia, but details of a launch there have not been confirmed and we wouldn’t expect to see it in the US.
Still, oddly enough, the only price we have for it is in dollars, with the Realme GT 3 expected to cost $649, which equates to around £540 or AU$960.
Realme GT 3 design and display
Realme GT 3 has a 6.74-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1240 x 2772 with a very high refresh rate of 144 Hz, 451 pixels per inch and a peak brightness of 1400 nits.
It has frosted glass on the back in various shades of white or black, and strangely enough, it has a huge camera block, which for some reason also has a fake Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset visible below the surface. It’s a strange design and part of the camera block can come off also light up to alert you to notifications.
There is a hole-punch camera at the top center of the screen, and the Realme GT 3 measures 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.9mm and 199g.
Realme GT 3 camera and battery
You get a triple-lens camera on the back of the Realme GT 3, consisting of a 50MP f/1.9 wide-angle camera with optical image stabilization, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera with a 112-degree field of view, and a 2MP f/3.3 microscopy camera for extreme close-ups and small objects. This is one of the more unusual features of this phone.
The phone can also record up to 4K quality video at up to 60fps, and there’s a 16MP f/2.5 camera on the front.
Moving on to the battery, it is 4600 mAh which is an average capacity. However, as mentioned above, it supports 240W wired charging, which is ridiculously fast. That’s enough to go from zero to 100% in just 9.5 minutes according to Realme.
It can also reach 20% in just 80 seconds, and a 30-second charge lasts for up to two hours of use, the company claims.
In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S23 only supports 25W charging, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has 45W, and even most really fast charging phones can’t do that, with the OnePlus 11 charging up to 100W for example.
Realme also said the battery should maintain over 80% of its original charge capacity for at least 1,600 charge cycles, which is notable because fast charging can sometimes use up the battery faster.
There’s some nifty tech on board that probably helps with that, as the phone can use AI to detect when you’re charging it and adjust accordingly. For example, if you charge it overnight, it will stay at 80% until you wake up, and if you’re away from home, it might think you need a quick charge and go straight to 100%.
However, there’s no wireless charging here, so it’s not a total charging win.
Realme GT 3 specs and features
The Realme GT 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset. It’s one of the most powerful chipsets of 2022, but not as good as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 we see in most 2023 flagships. Of course, this is more of a mid-range phone, so it’s marks.
This chipset is joined by 8GB, 12GB or 16GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB of storage. At the top, that’s more room than most phones offer, and there you can get much more expensive phones with the most RAM.
Realme GT 3 also supports 5G, has a fingerprint sensor under the display and runs on Android 13, which is overlaid with the proprietary Realme UI 4.0 interface.