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Realme's CEO seems to hint at the GT Neo3's price in hyping the upcoming phone's camera prowess

The GT Neo3's main camera specs are revealed. (Source: Realme)
The GT Neo3's main camera specs are revealed. (Source: Realme)
The GT Neo3 is the next phone from the brand Realme to be unveiled in China, and is most likely a mid-ranger - although it is being hyped like a flagship at the moment. The latest step in this process is a preview of a 50MP Sony rear camera that is generally found in higher-end smartphones, augmented with OIS in this new device.

Realme will unveil its third-gen GT Neo smartphone tomorrow (March 22, 2022) - despite this, the OEM is going to the wire with its official leaks and teasers. The latest of these reveals the camera sensor that will sit behind the large main lens already revealed to dominate its rear camera hump.

According to the company's CEO, Xu Qi Chase, its team has thought long and hard about whether this GT Neo3 - slated as more of a "gaming" phone thanks to its new Dimensity 8100 SoC and display co-processor - really needed a high-end camera.

However, the OEM has apparently ultimately decided that it does, and, moreover, deserves one normally found in flagships priced at "3500 yuan (~US$550) or more" - thereby possibly letting an approximation at which the GT Neo3 will start slip.

The sensor in question is the Sony IMX766, which has indeed had a history of appearing in higher-end phones.

Not only is it now slated to be augmented with OIS in the GT Neo3, the OEM now asserts that it will be informed by a "new, upgraded" algorithm for a 94% increase in focusing speed, a 62% bump in shooting speed and a "qualitative change" in low-light performance (compared to what, however, Realme did not say).

These potential improvements have been showcased in a sample photo watermarked as taken with the phone's 150W variant. On that note, whether these specs and features make it to the 'standard' 80W edition remains to be seen.

Realme hypes the GT Neo3's main camera. (Source: Xu Qi Chase via Weibo)
Realme hypes the GT Neo3's main camera. (Source: Xu Qi Chase via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-03-21 (Update: 2022-03-21)