Realme's GT Neo 3 introduces the Dimensity 8100 processor and 150W charging to Europe
Realme has officially beaten OnePlus to the launch of Europe's first 150W Android smartphone today (June 8, 2022) with the launch of the GT Neo 3. The device has arrived in this new market with all of its main selling points from its previous debuts in China and India, its class-leading Dimensity 8100 processor, 50MP main camera and UltraDart charging included.
Accordingly, Realme has made a lot of its ability to charge by as much as 50% in just 5 minutes during this event. Then again, the spec makes the Neo 3 one of the world's very few phones with SKUs that differ in terms of charging speed as well as RAM and storage: its top-end 12/256GB version is also the only one that is also 150W.
Its only other 8/256GB variant has 80W charging instead (still as good as new flagships from OPPO and others, though) and starts at €600 (~US$644), whereas the GT Neo 3 150W is €700 (~$751), with the offer of Buds Air 3 in their Nitro Blue colorway thrown in for free during an initial June 9, 2022 flash sale. Those new TWS buds are now up to €80 (~$86) on their own.
On that note, the GT Neo 3 will be available in all of its original finishes, the Air 3-matching, racing-striped Blue included, in Europe. Its new 3T alternative, however, is offered in even more distinctive Dash Yellow or Drifiting White checkered-flag colorways. Accordingly, this unexpected Q5 Pro rebrand brings the Snapdragon 870 SoC, a 120Hz AMOLED display and more 80W charging to Europe.
It will start at a special price of €380 (~$408) via pre-sale from June 9 to 22, 2022; however, for fans that can hold out until July, it will become available in its Dragon Ball Z-themed form.
It has an exclusive orange and blue rear panel, as well as a system-wide theme for the GT Neo 3 series' Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 that the OEM claims to have worked on exhaustively in order to honor the classic animated series to the best effect. It will cost €500 (~$537) for the same 8/256GB configuration as a standard 3T.