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Rumor | Realme will partner with Kodak to launch the upcoming GT Master Edition smartphone

The next GT is said to come with extra branding. (Source: Realme)
The next GT is said to come with extra branding. (Source: Realme)
Smartphones "enhanced" with household names in the photography industry are fast becoming the order of the day in the Android world. Now, Realme is reportedly getting into this game in its own way: through a partnership with Kodak. The OEM is said to have a "GT Master Edition" that will come with its logo on its camera hump in the works.

OnePlus has Hasselblad; Huawei has Leica (for now), and now, Realme has Kodak. At least, this is what the latest rumors are saying: that the latest smartphone/camera OEM cross-over involves the increasingly popular BBK Electronics brand and the classic name in consumer-grade photography.

The two are indeed now slated to unveil a partnership at an upcoming smartphone launch event. The Realme executive Chase Yu may have confirmed these indications to some extent with an impressive new camera sample from an unspecified new phone with a deliberately redacted watermark.

The device at the center of all this hype is thought to be called the Master Edition of the current "flagship-killing" GT. It might be the new product registered with the Chinese TENAA authority as the Realme RMX3366. This leak suggests the phone will launch with the Snapdragon 870 SoC, a 6.55-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display and a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor for its OnePlus 9-like triple rear camera module.

On the other hand, its new official mug-shots give no hint of additional branding; furthermore, this phone mgiht also turn out to be the X9 Pro instead. In addition, neither company involved in these new rumors have acknowledged them in any way as yet.

Should they be proven accurate, they might be particularly interesting as Kodak's record in the smartphone industry have not led to exactly runaway success to date. Perhaps Realme's influence could improve matters this time around.

Realme GT Neos are now available on Amazon

New leaks allege that this camera sample...
New leaks allege that this camera sample...
...was taken using this phone. (Source: Weibo, TENAA via GizmoChina)
...was taken using this phone. (Source: Weibo, TENAA via GizmoChina)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07- 2 (Update: 2021-07- 2)