Rumor | Realme GT "Neo 5" to launch with world's fastest-charging battery in 2023
Realme's GT Neo 3 launched in 2 variants: 1 with 80W SuperDart charging, and 1 with newer 150W UltraDart technology. Now, the latter is projected to make a return in the next generation of these premium mid-range Android smartphones - it's just that it may not be the fastest one any more.
The famous leaker Digital Chat Station now purports to have details on what might be Realme's latest batteries to share. Both are apparently dual-cell, as usual, with 2 different sizes per cell: 2,425mAh for the BLP985, and 2,225mAh for the 'new' BLP987. This adds up to 4,850mAh and 4,450Ah respectively, although the tipster believes they will be marketed with corresponding typical capacities of 5,000mAh and 4,600mAh.
Neither is hugely unusual in this day and age. However, it gets more interesting as Digital Chat Station asserts that the larger of the 2 will have 150W charging - leaving no less than 240W for the smaller. This leak has led to speculation that they will be part of the next-gen GT Neo, allowing it to keep the dual-SKU motif going with an even speedier gimmick this time around.
There are also rumors that this alleged successor to UltraDart will deliver power at up to 24W/10A, but that this will be converted to 10V/24A once it reaches the actual smartphone, and that each cell will support up to 12A.
The Realme GT Neo "5" (or "7"?) is also said to turn up the speed further with an unmodified Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, although there is now also talk of the Dimensity 8200 or underclocked 8+ Gen 1 as either alternatives or substitutes. Either way, Realme is allegedly set to win the spec race in the GT Neo's typical segment in 2023.