The release date for the Realme GT 5 in China is set for August 28. The Realme Buds Air 5 truly wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds will be available at the same time as the smartphone. Already, Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and as much as 24GB of RAM have been hinted about for the Realme GT 5. In addition, a well-known tipster has allegedly published a render of the handset’s design before its official release. A hole-punch opening can be seen in the center of the slightly curved screen of the Realme GT 5.
The Realme GT 5 will be introduced in China on August 28 as part of the company’s 5th anniversary festivities, according to a post on Weibo. At 2:00 p.m. local time (11:30 p.m. IST), the big unveiling will get under way. At the same time in China, Realme will unveil its new Realme Buds Air 5 TWS headphones. “Leapfrog” (translated from Chinese) is the teaser slogan for Realme’s future smartphone.
Last week, Realme chief marketing officer Xu Qi Chase hinted to the upcoming Realme GT 5’s features. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and up to 24GB of RAM are verified inside. It will also allow rapid charging at 240W.
A purported render of the Realme GT 5’s front design was also shared on the Chinese microblogging site by tipster Digital Chat Station. Renders of the device reveal a curved screen with a hole-punch design and narrow borders. The bottom of the smartphone displays the location of the microphone, SIM tray, speaker grille, and USB Type-C connector.
As a follow-up to the Realme GT 3, the Realme GT 5 is imminent. The latter was introduced at MWC 2023 with a starting price of $649 (about Rs. 53,500).
It has an octa-core Snapdragon 8+ Gen SoC and up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and its 6.74-inch 1.5K (1,240×2,772 pixels) AMOLED screen can refresh at up to 144 frames per second. The main sensor in the Realme GT 3’s triple rear camera arrangement is a 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 with optical image stabilization (OIS), while the front camera is a 16-megapixel unit. It has a 4,600mAh battery and can be charged at 240W using SUPERVOOC.