Realme has announced that its next GT phone is coming to the global market, just over a year after the last model – the Realme GT 2 – launched in China.
But what is confirmed about the Realme GT 3 so far? Here is what we know from official news, plus the rumours currently floating around.
When is the Realme GT 3 release date?
The Realme GT 3 has been confirmed to launch ‘globally’ this month – February 2023. Exact countries haven’t been revealed, but typically the phones are sold in Europe and India.
Realme announced the news alongside the unveiling of the Realme GT Neo 5, which is a China exclusive.
Given the timings, there’s a high chance that the company is holding back the official launch for MWC, where many other tech rivals will be unveiling their own new smartphones. This is due to kick off in Barcelona on 27 February 2023.
This makes sense, as the GT 2 and GT 2 Pro launched globally at MWC last year, with the phones then hitting shelves in March 2022.
How much will the Realme GT 3 cost?
Realme hasn’t yet revealed pricing for the Realme GT 3, nor has it specified whether a ‘Pro’ version will also be launched alongside the standard one.
Previous Realme GT phones had the following starting prices (for the base model):
Therefore, it’s likely the GT 3 will start around $650/£500 for the regular version, and $850/£700 for the GT 3 Pro – if it even exists.
What features will we see in the Realme GT 3?
Officially, the only thing we know about the Realme GT 3 is that it will offer 240W fast-charging technology, which would make it one of the fastest-charging phones to go on sale. It shares the honour alongside the newly announced Realme GT Neo 5.
Realme released a teaser image for the phone’s launch, sadly with no hint of the actual device itself.
We’re assuming it’s exactly the same SuperVOOC technology as the Neo model, which uses dual charging lanes, each providing 120W. The GT Neo 5 ships with a dual GaN (Gallium Nitride) mini charger with a custom 12A charging cable, so it’s likely the GT 3 will too.
Realme claims that it takes roughly nine and half minutes to charge the GT Neo 5 from empty to full, and that just 30 seconds juice would provide two hours of continuous calls. You can see the technology in action below.
91mobiles claims that the Realme GT 3 will be available with two charging speeds, 150W and 240W – the same offerings for the GT Neo 5. If this is true, then this would imply that a Pro version of the GT 3 is almost certainly on the cards.
The Realme GT 3 could ‘borrow’ some of the Realme GT Neo 5 other features. That’s quite common when phone manufacturers sell slightly different models in different markets.
The GT Neo 5 has a 6.74in 144Hz OLED display and a 50Mp main camera. It also has customisable RGB lighting, and comes in three colour options: purple, silver and black.
However, Realme has gone for a cleaner finish with its GT range compared to the bold GT Neo models in the past.
Last year, the Realme GT 2 Pro used the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. Qualcomm announced the successor processor back in November 2022, so it is possible that a putative Realme GT 3 Pro will have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.