Realme GT Neo5: The first up-to-240W Android smartphone comes with a 144Hz display and up to 1TB of internal storage
Realme has shunted USB type-C charging for mobile devices beyond recorded limits as promised today, (February 9, 2023) unleashing a smartphone that charges at up to 3.7x the rate of the first-gen GT Neo, released so long ago in 2021.
The Neo5 also has options with technically slower charging - then again, its SKUs with the last-gen 150W standard have the larger typical capacity of the 2: 5,000mAh, compared to 4,600mAh in the Neo5 240W. They both ship with compatible power bricks that are also backwards-compatible and capable of charging the Neo5 by 20% in as little as 80 seconds in the case of the new SuperVOOC version.
Some leaks hinted at a choice of rear-panel design in the Neo5; however, it seems Realme has chosen to grace both charging variants with its inaugural
Glyph Halo LED system for the right half of its rear camera window. The active accent can switch between 25 RGB settings, and also serves to highlight its 'translucent' design through which logos made for its main specs can be viewed.
They include the fact that the Neo5 integrates the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor; the new 50MP IMX890 for a main camera, an IR blaster and new NFC technology rated for improved readability. Oddly, it says nothing for the Neo5's new 1240p display with a 144Hz refresh rate to match its potential for charging speed.
Those advanced specs are constant across the 150W and 240W variants; however, the device's top-end 16 RAM/1TB configuration is exclusive to the faster-charging option. Naturally, it also costs the most at 3,499 yuan (~US$515); however, for those who can settle for an 8GB/256GB/150W SKU, the Realme GT Neo5 can be pre-ordered for as little as 2,499 yuan (~US$368) in China from now.