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Realme GT 5G: Racing Yellow colorway confirmed, not to mention its "stainless-steel" cooling system

Realme confirms the GT's Racing Yellow SKU. (Source: Realme)
Realme confirms the GT's Racing Yellow SKU. (Source: Realme)
Realme has officially teased its upcoming Snapdragon 888-powered phone, the GT 5G, at MWC Shanghai 2021. The event has seen its "Racing Yellow" variant set in stone, and also hints at a novel "Stainless Steel VC" cooling solution. The OEM has also unveiled its new, "Dual-platform, Dual-flagship strategy". It apparently entails a second premium series that is, unlike the new GT, camera-focused.

MWC Shanghai 2021 is now pretty much underway, and Realme has taken the opportunity afforded by that fact to tease its upcoming premium mobile devices again. It has unveiled new posters that sets some of the impending GT 5G's most exciting aspects in stone.

One of these is arguably its rumored departure from all-too-conventional treated glass panels in one of this phone's SKUs, replacing them with vegan leather instead. Previous leaks have suggested that the OEM might have the nick-name "Bumblebee" for the resulting finish, although it now seems Realme wants to go with "Racing Yellow" instead.

This new style has been presented alongside the GT's SoC, which is to be the Snapdragon 888. Some fans might now worry about their new phones overheating, thanks to earlier findings that the new platform does exactly that. However, Realme has also announced that it has developed a new thermal management system made of stainless steel, as opposed to copper- or graphite-based solutions of the past.

Therefore, its effect on the 888 will indeed be very interesting to follow in the near future. However, we will have to wait until March 4, 2021 to get started on that. Then again, Realme has just thrown a new wrench into buying decisions made this year ahead of this event.

This is because there is a second high-end series from the OEM on the way. It, according to Realme's MWC Shanghai presentation, will cater to those who value camera quality, whereas the new GT line (obviously) emphasizes performance instead. 

In addition, it seems this second half of the new "Dual-flagship strategy" might ship with an alternative CPU, most likely the Snapdragon 870. These tactics make sense in the face of rumors that the same sub-premium chipset will feature in OPPO's upcoming Find X3, leaving the 888 to that phone's Pro variant.

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Realme showcases what might be the GT 5G's most compelling USPs. (Source: MWC Shanghai via GSMArena)
Realme showcases what might be the GT 5G's most compelling USPs. (Source: MWC Shanghai via GSMArena)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02-23 (Update: 2021-02-23)
Deirdre O'Donnell
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