The Realme GT, Realmeâ€™s Snapdragon 888-equipped flagship phone, is coming to Europe and will sell for â‚¬549 (about $670) for a model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, according to the companyâ€™s website. The price makes it among the cheapest Snapdragon 888 devices available to date, if not the cheapest. Xiaomiâ€™s excellent-value Mi 11 started at â‚¬749 (~$910) for an 8GB / 128GB model, for comparison.
Realme says the GT will ship to Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Portugal, though the device isnâ€™t currently available to actually order. Itâ€™s not clear which other European markets itâ€™ll be available in when it does launch.
Realme announced the Chinese version of the GT in March. It started at 2,799 yuan there for the 8GB / 128GB model, or about $440 at current exchange rates. Madhav Sheth, CEO of Realmeâ€™s Indian and European business, confirmed last week that the GT would get a global launch â€” a performance-focused flagship model in June and a camera-focused flagship model in July.
The GT series will be a part of realmeâ€™s new flagship focusing on high-performance and image, respectively. This will not only allow us to achieve technological breakthroughs but will also keep us ahead of the market.
â€” Madhav Max 5G (@MadhavSheth1) June 3, 2021
Itâ€™s not quite clear yet how those models will differ in Europe spec-wise, but the Chinese version of the GT had a 64-megapixel primary camera with an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro sensor, so thereâ€™s certainly room for improvement on the camera flagship. Elsewhere, the GT has a 6.43-inch 120Hz OLED display, up to 12GB of RAM, and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W fast charging.
Realme started out as a sub-brand of Oppo focused on the Indian market but quickly turned into a major force in its own right and is now focusing on capturing Europe with more premium devices. The launch of the GT follows last yearâ€™s â‚¬499 X3 Superzoom, which had a Snapdragon 855+ and a periscope telephoto lens.