Realme GT5 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and up to 24GB of RAM spotted in rocky Geekbench debut
Realme likens its upcoming GT5 Pro to a supercar in its latest teasers, mostly based on its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. However, according to its first run on Geekbench, that new top-end platform is no outright guarantee of success in the Android smartphone race of itself.
The GT5 Pro's alleged model number has started to turn up on the Geekbench 6 for Android database, 8 Gen 3 specs and code-name in tow. However, it did not exactly set the benchmark ablaze when first detected, with unprepossessing single-core scores of under 1500 and multi-core scores often not even cracking 5,000.
Accordingly, the GT5-series flagship seems to have underperformed compared to alleged pre-launch yardsticks laid down by other devices of the same SoC, even though this one often seems to have 16GB of RAM and a new Android 14-based UI.
Then again, Geekbench itself has acknowledged that those initial "GT5 Pro" results might be invalid "due to an issue with the timers on this system". The same device (or device identifier, rather) persisted on the benchmark since then, returning scores more and more in line with what we have come to expect from the 8 Gen 3.
Most recently, it has attained a much more respectable 2,225/6,663 single-/multi-core result...although that might have something to do with to an upgrade to 24GB of RAM in this SKU.