Realme GT Master Edition & Realme GT Unveiled In India; Will Sport Snapdragon 888

Realme GT Master Edition & Realme GT Unveiled In India; Will Sport Snapdragon 888

Realme GT Master Edition & Realme GT Unveiled In India; Will Sport Snapdragon 888

by August 21, 2021

The GT series by Realme has been launched earlier this year in the global market and now, the brand has finally revealed it in the Indian market through an online-only event where it has also launched Realme Book Slim. Realme launched the GT and GT Master Edition, the series will draw its power from the highly efficient and powerful Snapdragon 888. The GT Master Edition is custom designed by Naoto Fukasawa, a renowned Japanese artist. The design language of the Master Edition is hugely inspired from a traveler suitcase, it tries to replicate the suitcase’s horizontal grid.

The Realme GT Master Edition shares a 120Hz OLED panel, 65W fast charging, and triple-camera system with the standard Realme GT. The processor on the ME is a Snapdragon 7-series.

Realme GT, Realme GT Master Edition: Key specs & features

The all-new Realme GT will come with a 6.43” s-AMOLED panel that will produce a Full HD+ resolution and the screen refresh rate will be 120Hz. The touch sampling rate will be 360Hz and the panel will go up to a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. The display will have a punch-hole cutout on the top-left and Realme has managed to offer a screen-to-body ratio of 91.7%. The Master Edition sports the same display specs.

The elder sibling Realme GT will draw its power from the Snapdragon 888 paired with up to 12 gigs of LPDDR5 memory and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Realme is offering 7GB of virtual RAM on this smartphone. Moving to the Realme GT Master Edition, the device is powered by Snapdragon 778G paired with up to 8 gigs of physical LPDDR4x RAM and 5GB of virtual RAM. The onboard storage on the younger sibling goes up to 256GB.

The Realme GT will house a 4,500mAh battery that will support SuperDart charging up to 65W whereas the Master Edition will come with the battery capacity of 4,300 mAh with 65W fast charging support. The GT series will also have better heat management, thanks to the integrated vapor chamber cooling.

Coming to the optical setup, the punch-hole cutout on Realme GT will house a 16MP sensor whereas the ME will have a 32MP sensor. On the rear, the GT series will sport a triple-camera system with a primary sensor of 64MP paired with a 119-degree ultra-wide  8-megapixel lens and a 2MP macro length with a focal length of 4 cm. The devices will boot on Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0 skin on the top. A few connectivity features are 5G, dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, type-C port, an under-display fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm audio port, and stereo speaker setup (only on Realme GT).

Pricing and availability

The base model of Realme GT with 8/128GB memory and storage combination will be available in Dashing Blue and Dashing Silver color options. The 12/256GB variant will come in a single Racing Yellow color. Realme GT 5G’s 8GB variant will be priced at ₹37,999 and the 12GB RAM variant will be sold at ₹41,999. The Master Edition will be available in Voyager Grey, Luna White, and Cosmos Black color options. There will be 3 variants in terms of storage combination of 6/128GB (priced at ₹25,999), 8/128GB (priced at ₹27,999), and 8/256GB (priced at ₹29,999).

The official sale will commence through Flipkart, major retail outlets, and The first sale will be at noon on August 25. The 8/128GB and 8/256GB variants of the Master Edition will be put on sale from August 26 through the same channels whereas there are no details on the availability of the 6/128GB variant.

The Flipkart Smart Upgrade program will provide a significant discount and the Realme GT will be available at ₹26,599 and ₹29,399 for the 8GB and 12GB RAM variants, respectively. However, under the same program, the Master Edition will be available at ₹18,199, ₹19,599, and ₹20,999 for the 6/128GB, 8/128GB, and 8/256GB variants, respectively.

The prices can be fetched further down with a few bank offers such as on the ICICI credit card and EMI transactions, there will be ₹3,000 and ₹2,000 instant discount on Realme GT and Master Edition, respectively. Customers can also avail 3 and 6 month EMI option through multiple credit cards including Bajaj FinServ.